Metformin (Glucopage) - anyone taking this med?
I went to my doctor because my dentist said my blood pressure was high (150/90). My doctor wants me to shed some weight before he starts me on BP medication. He has me on Hydrochlorothiazide and Metformin (glucopage), and a very strict diet. He said he was prescribing a diuretic so this is the hydrochlorothiazide (which my sister said is a water pill).
When the pharmacist handed me the Metformin, I noticed it was for diabetes, which I don't have. I called the doctor's office immediately and his nurse said "if he prescribed it for you, then he wants you to take it"(not sure I agree with that philosophy). My sister tells me not to take it, but I read that Metformin can be prescribed for other things. My doctor is on vacation weeks so I can't ask him for three weeks.
Has anyone taken Metformin (glucopage) for another reason other than diabetes?