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Old 01-11-2011, 22:56   #1
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Hi,

I take Metformin 3x per day. But I have some memory issues and I can't remember if I took my noon dosage or not.

Is it better to leave it and just take my evening dosage, or would it be an issue if I took it when I maybe already did?

Looking for input, thanks,

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I'd go ahead and take it. Metformin is more of a delayed, longer term effect there isn't any major "hit" when you take it. Also, Met doesn't really cause lows. Just my opinion...

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Hi,

I take Metformin 3x per day. But I have some memory issues and I can't remember if I took my noon dosage or not.

Is it better to leave it and just take my evening dosage, or would it be an issue if I took it when I maybe already did?

Looking for input, thanks,
Just my opinion but if your eGFR is above 60 then no problem, but if your eGFR is below 60 then do not chance over stressing your kidneys with extra metformin, my PA told me i should drop metformin because my eGFR has dropped to 53. you could also ask your doctor

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I think I'd go ahead & take it too . . . you're nowhere near the maximum dosage, even at 1500mg per day.

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I think I'd go ahead & take it too . . . you're nowhere near the maximum dosage, even at 1500mg per day.
thanks folks, I did just that.

I was thinking since i take so many other things 2x per day... that I'd ask my doctor if it would make sense to move to twice per day, just so I could remember... (I have a pill container for AM/PM of each day of the week, but nothing for mid-day...)...

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thanks folks, I did just that.

I was thinking since i take so many other things 2x per day... that I'd ask my doctor if it would make sense to move to twice per day, just so I could remember... (I have a pill container for AM/PM of each day of the week, but nothing for mid-day...)...
I understand completely. I have 2 pill containers, one for am/pm doses and a larger one for bedtime medication. I have a couple of pills that need to be taken at an odd time, so I jusy set the alarm clock on my cell phone to remind me. I keep note pads just to keep track of several things. Our memory can only hold so much 411.

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I also take my metformin 3 x a day. I have found if I miss that late morning dose my bgs rise a lot. I use a large pill container, so I can see how many are left. You might also use a notebook system where you have to check off each dose. Before I started using the pill containers I never could remember whether I took a dose or not. If I am going to be out for the morning, I will transfer the pills to a separte pill container in my purse, so I can take them at the appropriate times. I also find you need to put the pill box where you will see it and remember.

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