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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
9/21/2008 8:56:18 PM

Reviewer: hudlamae, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
while taking metformin I developed severe muscle pain in my arms & legs. It was very difficult to walk or raise my arms, the pain was so intense. The pain went away when I stopped using metformin.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
9/21/2008 10:52:35 AM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
severe cramps and infection with metformin

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
9/19/2008 12:10:53 PM

Reviewer: Traveler, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Caused kidney level to go up to a dangerous level.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
9/14/2008 1:04:54 PM

Reviewer: laura, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
2007- I started with 500 mgs 3x per day, very nauseous to my stomach and actually painful. this did go away. I now take the ER form which I feel is better on my stomach. I still get stomach pains I find when I each too much carbs and then take the pill. I also notice that if I take other medications after taking met the other medications do not seem to work. I find that I must hold off on the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
9/14/2008 3:04:51 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been taking Metformin for over 4 years and have had fairly positive results. I had to be on this medication as a result of gestational dibetes that turned in to Type II diabetes. First dosage was 500mg/day, once daily. I experienced diarrhea and bowl irritation for about 3 months. Then dosage was increased to 500mg twice daily, etc. I am now up to 1,000mg twice daily and just have occatio ... Show Full Comment

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