Should one take Metformin twice-a-day or may I just take it once?
I would like to take two 1000mg. tablets with a meal in the evening.
- KellyLv 77 months agoFavorite Answer
My husband is a physician and has said taking more than 1 dose at a time can make your blood sugar drop too low.
You should take it as prescribed.
I take metformin myself and I don't have any issues with it, I take 500mg twice a day. A lot of people take it at night. Some people do better on the extended release. The first few weeks I took it, I got dizzy, headaches and insomnia while my body was getting used to it after that I haven't had issues.
He also said 1000mg twice a day is quite a high starting dosage but your physician knows your case better than he does. Metformin has some pretty ugly side effects (invest in a good toilet paper) so a lower dosage is generally prescribed to start out to build tolerance to it. The most common side effect is diarrhea which is typically caused by diet.
I don't have diabetes but I do have insulin resistance from PCOS. My blood sugar levels are normal.
- sashaLv 77 months ago
Follow the directions on the package.
- SJLv 57 months ago
My doctor says the worst that can happen is diarrhea.
- Chihuahua AddictLv 77 months ago
Follow the directions on the bottle.