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How soon after taking metformin will my symptoms improve?

Response to metformin depends on different factors, and varies from person to person. Metformin may also be used in combination with other medications, which increase the effectiveness. During this time, blood glucose monitoring will determine whether this medication is working and what dosage you should be given. People taking metformin, can improve their outcome with diet and exercise.


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