Is there a specific time when I should take my medication, metformin among others. Should I take it just before meals, just after a meal, or just twice a day like it says on my label. I usually take it around 5:30 am and between 7 or 8 pm at night
Metformin is usually taken with food. The reason for this is to reduce stomach upset (nausea, diarrhea). Generally this means that you should take it right before a meal or during a meal or right after the meal. If you find that you are okay taking it without food, that is fine. It is also good to take medication with meals (as long as it is okay with food) so that you remember to take it. The meal acts as a reminder and you develop a good habit of taking your medication at a regular time(s). Pill boxes also work well as a reminder. Hope this helps.