New to Metformin ER. 1 glass of wine ok?

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Montana1
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   Posted 1/25/2008 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello. I just got a rx for metformin. Going on vacation soon to the tropics and will need extra help to keep bs low. I usually have one glass (and no more) of red wine with dinner. I think this helps my bs stay low. I will be taking metformin ER at night 500mg. Do I need to give up my glass of wine with dinner? Any thoughts will be appreciated.
Montana

gelchick
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   Posted 1/26/2008 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Montana
 
You should ask your doctor about this. It will depend on the state of your liver and a couple of other factors. My doctor told me to enjoy wine - within reason after six months of being on regular metformin, but said  no to one of the ladies in my hospital group.
sandy
I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett


ceebee
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   Posted 1/30/2008 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Are most on the regular metformin Or the ER Metformon? Which works better? Doctor said the dose is lower for the ER. What kind of wine can I drink? Sure miss a glass once in a while but afaid to try because I don't know which is safe??

gelchick
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   Posted 1/30/2008 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   

I'm on regular metformin and I drink red wines. I did get the go ahead from my doctor. It's nice to be able to go out to a restaurant and order a glass, especially if I can't be sure of the carb content of what I order- it drops my bg level.

sandy


I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett


katy_33
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   Posted 1/31/2008 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Montana,
I just want to say that medication with alcohol is dangerous of possible side effects,i am no doc but most medicines say so,unless u keep few hours apart between medicine and wine,rest ask yr doc for more info ,thats the best bet.
GOD BLESS
KATY
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