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    Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
    11/1/2015 10:43:20 AM

    Reviewer: Tejano2k, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in mid July 2015. Since then, I have taken Metformin 500 mg X 2/day. At first, I experienced some problems with "have to go" moments and some diarrhea, but not excessive to the point that I thought about discontinuing it. I have yet to go to my first check-up since being diagnosed but will do so this coming week. Hopefully, I am on the right track to ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
    10/22/2015 8:08:24 PM

    Reviewer: littgaia, 65-74 Female (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    After 10 years on this medication, I went off after a colonoscopy and the Dr. warned that the met. may have caused IBS and pain, where he removed one small polyp from an otherwise clean colon. I do minimal exercises, don't take in sugar if I can help it and haven't lost weight. At one point I was on Janumet, then heard all the warnings about Januvia and went off it. Recently I was warned b ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
    10/22/2015 12:00:53 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I am so thirsty all the time, my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth but my PCP says that's because of the diabetes. Oddly, it only occurs after I take the pill. I'm on 500mg once a day but the doc wants me to move up to a thousand. I don't know if I can handle it. I feel so sick every day and I'm exhausted, depressed and (now) discouraged. But my doc doesn't seem to think an ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
    10/16/2015 10:02:55 PM

    Reviewer: Mary O, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    After MI doctor told me I had Type II diabetes. I was given this medication. My A1C shot through the roof. I was given an increased dosage. I was on this medication for 3 years 2 months. One day I read the side effects. I was experiencing most of them. Dizziness, chills, shortness of breath, chest pain, all over pain, fevers, exhaustion, and desiring to vomit. I had taken this medication as regula ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
    10/15/2015 10:04:37 AM

    Reviewer: mark, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    works great on lowering diabetes and reducing A1C Number. Major diareer. if anyone else has experienced this drawbacks,i would appreciate if u can respond. Thanx

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