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    Registered User Hezzer's Avatar
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    Default 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
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    Registered User blackrosetwo's Avatar
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    My doctor has me cut mine in half. So as far as I know it is fine.


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