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Question:

From India:

Are 500 mg plain metformin and 500 mg sustained release metformin equal in total capacity? How does the extended release 500 mg metformin differ from plain?

Answer:

Both will deliver the same total amount of drug, but the extended release will deliver it over a 24 hour period. Taking a single generic metformin won't last twenty four hours, that's why most people take the generic more than once a day. 500 mg is a very low starting dose. Most people take at least 1000 mg a day.

JS

DTQ-20031228085017
Original posting 30 Dec 2003
Posted to Pills for Diabetes

  
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