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    Default How do you take your 1500mg of Metformin?

    My daughter currently takes 1000mg of metformin a day, 500mg with am and pm meal. She is increasing to 1500mg per day. Should she split the pill and take 750 with am and pm meal or should she take 500mg with breakfast, lunch and dinner. What works best for those taking 1500mg?

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    IMO i think it depends on which type she takes. If she takes the extended release then i would take one at breakfast and two at dinner thats how i do mine, But if she has the regular, she needs to take it at breakfast lunch and dinner. That is what my Dr. told me.
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    With XR you can take all at once - I take 1500mg XR, two pills at night before bed.

    If it's the regular kind, you can go three times a day but it becomes difficult to remember (and if she's in school it can be difficult) so I'd opt for two dosages a day - AM and PM, one pill and two pills (however it works best).
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    I was having this problem recently, as my GP upped my dose to 1500mg a day, so 3 x 500mg pills. I was okay with the morning and evening ones but found the middle of the day one difficult to keep up with. I went to her for advice and she suggested taking one in the morning, and two in the evening, or the other way around. I'm taking one in the morning and two in the afternoon/evening because then I can sleep through any side effects but I'm on the extended release.

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    I do 500mg with Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. She could set a reminder on her phone if it would be difficult to remember.
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    I do 750 AM and PM--it's just easier for me, as about half the time I'm sleeping during the day after a shift, this way I for sure eat morning and evening no matter when I'm sleeping
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    If u have to take 3 x 500mg pills a day can you take all 3 at night?

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    Danielle28: it depends on the version of met that you take. I take the normal one, so I take one with my breakfast, one with my lunch and one with dinner. I don't know how it works for the er.

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    I have both but I canbarely handle 2 a day and i'm supposed to start taking 1500mg now. So I asked for the er

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    Do you also watch a bit the food you are eating. It helped for me for not drinking milk and eating things with sucker.
    What you also otherwise can do, is going down to 500 mg a day split over two moments a day. And the week afterwards working up to two a day and the third week trying to go up to three a day. I think it is more important that you feel comfortable with the met, otherwise you won't keep up with it for a long time.

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    I can try that thanks its just so hard cuz i'm a big junk food addict

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    take the lean options of Subway as your new junkfood addiction they will even help you to lose weight.

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    K thanks for the advice

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    I take 500 and breakfast, lunch and dinner and I find that I am having no side effects. I used to take 750 twice a day and I had a lot of problems.

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