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Q. What is the recommended dose of Metformin for my sugar levels?

Answered by
Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 27, 2016 and last reviewed on: Sep 01, 2020

Hi doctor,

My age is 33 and weight is 80 kg. My glycosylated fasting sugar 106 and postprandial is 115. Will Metformin help me to lose weight? Which medicine is better, either Metformin or Metformin extended release? How much dosage should I take?

Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Rheumatology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • As per your sugar reports, it is confirmed that you are not diabetic. But, you are prone to get diabetes as fasting sugar is impaired and normally it should be less than 100.
  • So, I would recommend you lifestyle modification like exercise for at least 30 minutes per day for at least five days week.
  • I also suggest Metformin extended release 500 mg single tablet for 10 days after food and then repeat sugar levels. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent.
  • Do not check your weight and sugars daily. Check after 10 days. Also, HbA1c report is required for the confirmation of diabetes.

For further information consult a diabetologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/diabetologist


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