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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

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/7/2008 3:23:27 AM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
15 years using metformin-always with intestional problems but tolerable-last 4 months blood sugar remains high, GI problems increased, diarreah,nausea,can't take metfor. and leave house,muscle cramps,fatigue. Blood sugar went from 120 to 300 in one month. Stopped taking metformin, will see Dr. My 5year old COUGH is Gone since stopped taking metfor. Is a mucus producing cough one of the side-ef ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/6/2008 11:35:05 PM

Reviewer: Indygrls, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was switched to Metformin from Byetta. Although I find it is a lot easier to take a pill rather than having to inject myself, these pills sometimes make me sick to my stomach and light headed. At night I find that I get a lot of muscle pain, especially in my shoulders. This muscle pain seems to occur no matter how much water I drink. Also, I feel totally wiped out early in the evening. I hav ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/6/2008 6:49:50 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I been taking Metformin for 7 months (1000mg 2/day). It is difficult to determine the effectiveness since, with diet and exercise, I have lost over 40 lbs, but I no longer exhibit diabetic glucose levels.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/4/2008 10:05:56 PM

Reviewer: Glucophage, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've taken 2 per day, 1,000 mg pills twice per day for 15 years with no side effects and good sugar level control. I also take nightly shots of Lantus, Lipitor, blood pressure medicine, 80 mg aspirin, a vitamin, and mobic for arthritis. I'm 72 and have my health under reasonable control.

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