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I take 500mg. metformin hcl daily at dinner (with 2.5mg. glyburide). Is this the long acting metformin? If so, over how long a period (in hours) does it act? (I read in another post that the regular metformin acts over 8 hours.)

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Metformin, Glucophage and Glucovance

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Harold,
Your post in reply appears incomplete. Am I missing something?

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They're the same thing. Some companies/pharmacies just choose to list the hydrochloride (HCl) in the name is all. Long Acting, or "extended release" would have ER at the end "Metformin ER".

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Harold,
Your post in reply appears incomplete. Am I missing something?


Click on it, it's a link. With info about metformin, metformin XR(Glucophage XR), and what your taking.

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Thanks, Lady.

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Thanks for the full reply. Sorry I was so dense (For a while, I couldn't fiqure out wat 'it' was. Then I went back to your original reply and saw the underlining. Your link gave me all the infomation I was looking for.

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Thanks, Lady.


you're welcome

.: Melissa :.

Age: 46
Type 2 - Dx'd 08.16.05
•••
[ A1c ]
6.9 - 01/07
6.0 - 05/07
5.9 - 09/07
6.4 - 03/08
6.4 - 10/08
6.9 - 03/09
[ Meter ]
Contour
[ Meds ]
Metformin 1000mg 2x, Novolin N 30u 2x, Novolin R 1:10
Lisinopril 20mg 1x, Simvastatin 40mg 1x, Aspirin 81mg 1x
Tramadol 50mg 2 tabs 3x, Gabapentin 300mg 3x
[ Other Conditions ]
Coccidioidomycosis aka Valley Fever Dx'd 1.17.94
- Asthma
- Chronic Bronchitis
Hypertention
Hyperlipidemia
Neuropathy






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