Regular Metformin versus Extended Release (XR)
Posted 26 March 2010 - 10:22 AM
However, I often used to forget the evening dose so I asked my physician to prescribe me an extend release (XR) so that I take the 1000 mg dose it with my other meds and only once. However within a few days I noticed my reading went back up to what they used to be (Around 12.0 after dinner and around 7.0, fasting) which meant that the XR (may be because it was too slow release to be effective after meal) was virtually ineffective!!!!. Anyone else had similar experience with Met XR or an experience to the contrary?? Please share your experience. Thanks.
Posted 26 March 2010 - 10:31 AM
T2, diagnosed 8/31/06.
Meds: Metformin-ER 500 mg twice daily, HCTZ 12.5 mg every other day for BP Enalapril 20 mg 1 daily (ace-inhibitor)
Diet: I eat to my meter, generally eating 75-100 carbs/day with the occasional splurge.
Posted 26 March 2010 - 04:36 PM
the regular or the small increase from 500 to 850. I dunno which or both, but things are much better now.
quinipril- 5 mg day
my lipid profile is finally amazing.
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 11:26 PM
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Posted 27 March 2010 - 08:32 AM
She said it should work equivalent to the regular met, not more OR less. Wonder why the XR max dose is lower, then?
[B]Jan A1c 6.3/B]
Jul 09 ... C-pep 1.3, GAD-65 > 30
Mar 10 C-pep 2.8 (20 g carb); GAD 3.2
dx 02/09 in DKA
Levemir 12U per day; novolog PRN TDD ca 16U
MetforminXR 1000 mg BID
Ramipril 5 mg
T4 112 mcg
Vitamin D3, 4000 IU
Eating 20 - 45 g carb per day ovo-lacto-vegetarian
Walking 30 min 6x week
Posted 27 March 2010 - 06:52 PM
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