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    Antihyperglycaemic Agents used for Type 2 Diabetes Professional

    Step 2 If initial drug treatment with metformin has not continued to control HbA1c to below the person's individually agreed threshold for intensification, consider dual therapy with: ...

    Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Conditions

    Medication to reduce the blood glucose level Metformin Metformin is a biguanide medicine. It lowers blood sugar (glucose) mainly by decreasing the amount of glucose that your...

    Intravenous Urography (Pyelography) Conditions

    If you have diabetes and take a medicine called metformin you may need to stop the metformin for two days prior to the procedure. This is because the combination of metformin and con...

    Diabetes and Illness Conditions

    If you take metformin and you become very lacking in fluid in the body (dehydrated), you should stop taking metformin and contact your GP for advice.

    Managing Impaired Glucose Tolerance in Primary Care Professional

    If the person is intolerant of standard metformin, consider using modified-release metformin. Prescribe metformin for 6-12 months initially.

    Management of Type 2 Diabetes Professional

    Offer standard-release metformin as the initial drug treatment for adults with type 2 diabetes. If metformin is contra-indicated or not tolerated, consider initial drug treatment wit...

    Audit of Diabetes Care Professional

    For further details use the link in 'Further reading & references' at the end of this article. [ 1 ] Blood glucose control The individual's HbA1c levels should be measured ...

    Infertility Treatments Conditions

    These stimulate the pituitary gland to release gonadotrophins (which in turn stimulate the ovaries). Metformin may be offered to women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who have ...

    Arterial Blood Gases Conditions

    Other medications and or toxins: salicylates, metformin, ethylene glycol, methanol, cyanide. Severe diarrhoea. Causes of metabolic alkalosis Vomiting.

    Gestational Diabetes Professional

    Offer insulin instead of metformin to women with GDM if metformin is contra-indicated or unacceptable to the woman. Offer addition of insulin to the treatments of changes in diet,...

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Professional

    Alternatively the IUS may be used as endometrial protection. Metformin : has been increasingly used off-licence for PCOS; however, a Cochrane review showed it to be less effective than th...

    Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Professional

    If the person is intolerant of standard metformin then consider using modified-release metformin. Prescribe metformin initially for 6-12 months.

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Conditions

    If you are obese or overweight then losing weight is advised in addition to other fertility treatments. Metformin and other insulin-sensitising medicines Metformin is a medic...

    Pre-diabetes (Impaired Glucose Tolerance) Conditions

    Medicines that have been trialled include metformin , acarbose , a group of medicines called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and another group of medicines called angiotens...

    CT Scan Conditions

    This may apply to people taking metformin, a medicine used to treat diabetes. If you are taking this medication your doctor should give you instructions about what to do.

    Cerebral Angiography Conditions

    If you take metformin, a medication commonly used to treat diabetes, you may also be given special instructions about when to take this before the test.

    Diabetes and Pregnancy Conditions

    The medicines may be tablets (for example,  metformin ) but insulin injections may also be needed. After your pregnancy Insulin and other medicines to control your blood sugar ar...

    Bile Acid Diarrhoea Conditions

    Bile acid diarrhoea may also be caused by some medications, including metformin , which is used to treat type 2 diabetes . However, many people who have bile acid diarrhoea do not have a...

    Vitamin B12 Deficiency and Pernicious Anaemia Conditions

    The most common example is metformin which is a medicine often used for diabetes. Other medicines include colchicine, neomycin and some anticonvulsants used to treat epilepsy.

    Recurrent Miscarriage Professional

    A systematic review and meta-analysis has shown no reduction in the risk of miscarriage in women with inherited thrombophilia treated with low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) [ 5 ] .  ...