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Old 02-09-2011, 19:31   #1
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Some of my medication bottles say take "mornings" some say take "evenings"... However I have no idea as to exactly when I should take them, i.e. before breakfast or after, before supper or after,etc. or does it matter...

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This is something I've become more & more complacent about . . . prob'ly since I'm rarely up & about much before noon . . . So my morning meds go down about noon & night meds go down after midnight. If something must be taken on an empty stomach, it goes in the morning meds, and anything that should be taken with food goes in evening meds, although that's even subject to change, since I also seem to have a castiron stomach & nothing much seems to cause an upset.

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I think it depends on the medication. I know my mom has Parkinson's Disease and her meds have to be taken on a strict schedule. I take metformin and have switched around the timings several times to find when I get the best results.

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Metformin at night with dinner is what i did

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Metformin at night with dinner is what i did
I take my Metformin ER (Glumetza, Extended-Release Metformin) at night with dinner also.

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Some of my medication bottles say take "mornings" some say take "evenings"... However I have no idea as to exactly when I should take them, i.e. before breakfast or after, before supper or after,etc. or does it matter...

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I take pills within 1/2 hour after getting up and then at 8PM, my Lantus at 9PM and my bedtime meds by 11PM. I take my Metformin after dinner, I have no side effects when I take it. Try and take your pills as prescribed and if in doubt whether to take before, with or after talk to your pharmacist.

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My doctor told me to take my first Metformin with breakfast and the second with dinner.

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My doctor told me to take my first Metformin with breakfast and the second with dinner.
Are you on regular Met or the extended version?

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Some of my medication bottles say take "mornings" some say take "evenings"... However I have no idea as to exactly when I should take them, i.e. before breakfast or after, before supper or after,etc. or does it matter...

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Yes, I would be too. I suggest talking to your pharmacist with a list of the meds in hand and ask what is right. Otherwise, on you next appointment talk to your doctor. Some medications need to be be taken before meals for a reason while many it does not seem to bother. When you find out write this down and then list the AM and before or after a meal and same for any PM meds.

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Are you on regular Met or the extended version?
Regular, 500mg twice a day with meals.

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