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jacksgramma00
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any difference between metformin, and metformin hydrochloride?

ask the experts!! is there any difference between metformin, and metformin HYDROCHLORIDE?
i aquired some from a friend who went off meds, and was wondering if i should take them?
i can call my doctor, but it's saturday!
thanks, kiddos!
audrey
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any difference between metformin, and metformin hydrochloride?

Exactly the same stuff. Sometimes it will say metformin HCl too, but it's all the same. You can see the HCl added to the end of lots of meds. Basically, it means that there is just the tiniest bit of acid added to balance the pH.
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any difference between metformin, and metformin hydrochloride?

jacksgramma00 (8/28/2010)
ask the experts!! is there any difference between metformin, and metformin HYDROCHLORIDE?

i aquired some from a friend who went off meds, and was wondering if i should take them?
i can call my doctor, but it's saturday!
thanks, kiddos!

audrey


This source says:

Question
Is there any difference from metformin and metformin HCl?
Answer
There is no difference between metformin and metformin hydrochloride. This product, trade named Glucophage and Glucophage XL, can be referred to by either name.

This source also says pretty much the same thing.

Sounds like you're good to go!

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jacksgramma00
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any difference between metformin, and metformin hydrochloride?

see, i knew i would get my answer from my experts!! tre cool! i can save a few bucks, so i'll use that for more strips!!
i thought they were the same, but needed the reassurance!
audrey
diagnosed 10/09, A1C 6.5
last A1C (in january) 5.6
total weight lost, about 50 lbs. 
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jacksgramma00
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any difference between metformin, and metformin hydrochloride?

and,lizzy, i found the same info myself, but still trust you more!
audrey
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any difference between metformin, and metformin hydrochloride?

jacksgramma00 (8/28/2010)
ask the experts!! is there any difference between metformin, and metformin HYDROCHLORIDE?

i aquired some from a friend who went off meds, and was wondering if i should take them?

i can call my doctor, but it's saturday!

thanks, kiddos!

audrey

Just reinforcing the others. Here is the long answer:

No.
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any difference between metformin, and metformin hydrochloride?

THANKS, ALAN! THE EXPERTS CAME THROUGH FOR ME!!
audrey
diagnosed 10/09, A1C 6.5
last A1C (in january) 5.6
total weight lost, about 50 lbs.