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four hours after taking 500 mg of prolonged release metformin

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four hours after taking 500 mg of prolonged release metformin tablet I accidently took another.An hour later I feel O.K.I am 78 years old and have type 2 diabetes.Please advice what side effects to watch out for.Many thanks
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Metformin one extra dose should not cause any significant side effect.
Most commonly you may get little stomach upset which is easily manageable.
YOur blood sugar should not drop too much.
YOu can check your blood sugar if you feel dizzy.
But Metformin is not known to cause any significant blood sugar drop immediately.
Please do not worry.
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