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Thursday, November 20, 2008 buzmeg, Community Member, asks

Q: What is the best time to take meds?

My dosage of Metformin has recently been changed to (2) 1000mg tablets per day (taken with food) from (3) 500mg tablets per day.


My early morning BG readings (fasting) are generally the highest. What is the best times for me to take the metformin?

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Cherise Nicole, Health Guide
11/22/08 12:18am



Hello! Speaking from my own experience, I use to take metformin 3x a day w/ breakfast, lunch and dinner. Metformin has to be taken w/ food or your stomach will hurt and it will also help you manage your bg's; that's what my Physician ordered me to do.  You should talk to your physician to see when your medication should be taken. If your morning fasting bg's are the highest you could be experiencing the dawn phenomenon. There was an article written by David Mendosa called, "Taming the Dawn Phenomenon".  The article talks about the dawn phenomenon and tells you how to tame it.


Have a Great Weekend



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celeste walkup, Community Member
11/20/08 6:04pm

what is the answer!

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