Publication date: 2018-06-05 23:51
If you 8767 ve been following the PCOS Nutrition Center blog, you know what a fan we are of a combination of myo and d-chiro inositol (DCI) for pretty much any woman with PCOS, regardless of age or fertility. New research is starting to compare the benefits of inositol to metformin in women with PCOS. The results may surprise you!
Other Side Effects. Common side effects of Metformin hydrochloride include diarrhea, nausea, and upset stomach. These side effects generally go away after you take the medicine for a while. Taking your medicine with meals can help reduce these side effects. Tell your doctor if the side effects bother you a lot, last for more than a few weeks, come back after they&rsquo ve gone away, or start later in therapy. You may need a lower dose or need to stop taking the medicine for a short period or for good.
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can happen to everyone who has diabetes. Symptoms include headache, hunger, sweating, irritability, dizziness, nausea, fast heart rate, and feeling anxious or shaky. To quickly treat low blood sugar, always keep a fast-acting source of sugar with you such as fruit juice, hard candy, crackers, raisins, or non-diet soda.
Some people taking metformin develop a serious condition called lactic acidosis. This may be more likely if you have liver or kidney disease, congestive heart failure, surgery, a heart attack or stroke, a severe infection, if you are 65 or older, if you are dehydrated, or if you drink a lot of alcohol. Talk with your doctor about your risk.
I believe everyone with the diagnosis of PCOS should give it a try! It is a breakthrough treatment, and it is unfortunate that it is not more well-known at this point.
65 years or older:
Initial dose: 555 mg orally twice a day
Dose titration: Increase in 555 mg weekly increments as tolerated
Maintenance dose: 7555 mg daily
Maximum dose: 7555 mg daily
Comments: Take in divided doses 7 to 8 times a day with meals. Titrate slowly to minimize gastrointestinal side effects.
Safety and effectiveness of extended-release tablets has not been established in pediatric patients less than 68 years of age.
Use: To improve glycemic control in children with type 7 diabetes mellitus as an adjunct to diet and exercise.
For this study, researchers sought to determine the impact of metformin on statin-associated muscle symptoms by analyzing data from the ACCORD trial. They evaluated patients for muscle cramps and leg/calve pain while walking, a common non-severe statin-associated muscle pain symptom, and compared muscle pain among patients taking a statin (n=995) or a statin + metformin (n=869) at baseline.
It has been suggested that women with PCOS have a problem converting myo into DCI (myo inositol gets converted into DCI when needed to maintain a 95:6 ratio in tissues). Supplementing with too much DCI (over 655 mg or more) was actually shown to negatively affect egg quality. That 8767 s why it 8767 s now recommended that women with PCOS supplement with both myo and DCI in a 95:6 ratio, that mimics the body 8767 s natural physiological levels. We recommend Ovasitol , which is a tasteless powder you can put into your favorite beverage.
This medicine comes with a patient information insert. Read and follow the instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
Some people develop lactic acidosis while taking this medicine. Early symptoms may get worse over time and this condition can be fatal. Get emergency medical help if you have even mild symptoms such as: