Green2201 wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:21 am
I recently received Metformin and am currently taking 250mg twice a day before my largest meals. My wife is doing the same. I’m wondering how much to take. Is it based on weight/sex/age/body composition? I kind of like the idea of using the minimum effective dose, but don’t want to take so little that it doesn’t work. How much is everyone taking and why?
The usual dose is 500mg twice per day initially (a week or two usually), increasing to 1,000mg twice per day if you can tolerate it. It's not really based on weight/sex/age, etc. Taking it with meals helps. Metformin has been around for decades and is extremely safe.