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vauxhalldon

metformin vs. metformin hcl

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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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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 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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