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Metformin Oral Solution Dosage

General Information on Your Metformin Oral Solution Dosage

Considerations for people taking metformin oral solution include the following:
 
  • Metformin oral solution comes as a cherry-flavored liquid that is taken by mouth, usually two or three times per day.
     
  • Make sure you can accurately measure your metformin oral solution dose. It is not recommended to use regular household spoons to measure medications. You should use the dosing cup that comes with your metformin oral solution bottle. Talk to your pharmacist about the best way to measure metformin oral solution if you did not receive a dosing cup with your prescription.
     
  • Metformin oral solution should be taken with food to reduce stomach upset.
     
  • Metformin oral solution should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood.
     
  • If your diabetes is not under control after one month of using the maximum metformin oral solution dosage, talk to your healthcare provider about adding another diabetes medication.
     
  • When switching from chlorpropamide (Diabinese®) to metformin oral solution, special care should be taken to avoid low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Chlorpromamide is a very long-acting medicine that may stay in your system for some time after you stop taking it.
     
  • If you do not take your metformin oral solution dosage as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed one and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of metformin oral solution.
     
  • For metformin oral solution to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. The medication will not work if you take it differently than how your healthcare provider recommends.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to metformin oral solution or your metformin oral solution dosage, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking metformin oral solution without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
     
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