07-08-2008, 01:25 PM #1
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- Upstate New York
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Can Metformin Pills Be Cut In Half And Taken?
My doctor gave me the go ahead to up my dosage to 1500 mg. My script is in 500 mg. pills.
I take 500 mg for breakfast and tried taking 1000 mg with dinner, but it always ends in terrible potty sickness in the night.
Can I cut a 500 mg pill in half with my 500 dose in the morning and the half with my 500 dose in the evening. That way I'd be taking 750 and 750.
I know some pills are no to be cut in half and must be taken whole, but I don't know if metformin is one of them.Symptoms: Obesity, Hirsutism, Hair Loss, Irregular Menstruation, Insulin Resistance, Hypothyroidism, Acid Reflux, Acanthosis Nigricans
Daily Medications/Vitamins: 500 mg Flutamide, 137 mcg Synthroid, 1000 mg Metformin, Apri (BCPs),
40 mg Omaprezole, 300 mg Ranitidine, .5 mg Enapril, Zyrtec, Women's Ultramega Multivitamin
Weight Stats: Original: 230, Current: 209, Short/Long Term Goals: 200/130
07-08-2008, 06:35 PM #2
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- Fort Irwin, CA
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My doctor has me cut mine in half. So as far as I know it is fine.