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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
3/16/2015 4:40:44 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on Metformin for 4 months. I have not experienced any bad side effects. I take 500 mg in the morning with breakfast (i.e. omelet)and at night with supper. I know from eating less carbs (i.e 20 to 30 a meal) and eating more protein and whole grains that I actually use the restroom less due to unusable food. I have also lost over 25 lbs by changing my diet and continuing walking. I want ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
3/16/2015 3:02:26 PM

Reviewer: Belle, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I've been on it for five days now. Day 3 and 4 I could barely get out of bed due to exhaustion and headache. Stomach upset off and on. Very nauseous at times. Today, Day 5, haven't felt nauseous but am still tired. Hoping that my body is adapting. I don't yet have my glucose testing machine so I don't know if it's made a difference in my sugar.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
3/7/2015 8:47:44 AM

Reviewer: kismetcally, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Severe gastrointestinal side effects.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
3/6/2015 3:46:20 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
i stay about 107 with it. without it i have gone as high as 300.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
2/25/2015 9:05:57 PM

Reviewer: tractorj, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Have taken for six years with decent results.A1c dropped from 8.7 to 6.5.Take one 500mg. am & pm with meals.It would be my opinion that proper diet and consistant exercise are key to keeping glucose levels manageable.I am not sure metformin alone without making other changes would be effective.Once the body makes the transition to this medicine the side effects go away with time.

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