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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/21/2008 9:20:14 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/21/2008 9:53:35 AM

Reviewer: Southjer, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I been on this drug for 2 months. I was in the borderline range and I said ok I'll try this drug. I asked whether I would be on this drug for life and was told no that once I got my numbers down I could stop taking it. I was never told that I couldn't have a few beers a day. Well I thought I was ok until I started testing my blood a few days before my Drs appointment and was I SHOCKED. I n ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/18/2008 10:33:04 PM

Reviewer: ksw, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
my mother been on metformin 1000mg for several years and did seem to control her blood sugars but in the last two years she has gradually developed undesirable symptoms: EXTREME tiredness, muscle aches, numbness in feet, decreased strength in legs, increasing shortness of breath, stomach discomfort, some periods of tachycardia even though on two different betablocker meds, or very low pulse, then ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/18/2008 5:41:59 PM

Reviewer: roxie3, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have diarrhea so bad with this medication that I have to wear a sanitary pad day and night. I cannot control the watery stools.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/16/2008 11:05:25 AM

Reviewer: PRH, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
500 mg - 1xday for first week, 2 x day thereafter. Been taking about a month. No GI side effects. Was also taking glipizide (glucotrol) but went hypo several times and doctor dropped that regimen. Sugar has not budged out of normal range since starting drug (and diet+exercise). No noticeable side effects, so seem to be lucky. Also taking blood pressure med and 81 mg aspirin. BP also consistently b ... Show Full Comment

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