WHEN TO TAKE MEDICINE ( TYPE 2 )?? - Diabetes India

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WHEN TO TAKE MEDICINE ( TYPE 2 )??

Fatbuddy
Fatbuddy

A..... Just before meal ( breakfast, lunch, dinner )

B..... 20 - 30 minutes before meal

C.... At the end of meal ( last bite )

D. .... With meal -- after 2 - 3 bites

E.... Upon waking up - first thing in morning

F .... In Morning

G ..... At bed time

and how about ER ( extended release ) -- any time of day

Regular -- with meal only

5 Replies

B

suramo
suramoStar

Depends on which medications you are taking. But 15-20 min. before a meal is fine. As such metformin is recommended after meals, but I'm taking well before meals.

Sr preparation I don't recommend unless the dose is high - say 1 g metformin.

Fatbuddy
Fatbuddy in reply to suramo

Doctors don't give proper- precise advise. They say with meal OR

one in morning and one in evening.

What about Metformin- Time Release verses Regular? When to take that?

suramo
suramoStar in reply to Fatbuddy

15 min before meals. Both the formulations.

Depends on type of medicine. If not specified by Doctor or there is mix of different medicines, 10 minutes before food is OK or as advised by DOCTOR

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