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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of metformin oral.

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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

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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

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
9/24/2015 12:27:59 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Been taking this for over two years now and has been working for me, had to adjust the dosage once but has been fine since. Only thing is eat first, then take them at the end of your meal... if I didn't then it was bathroom here I come

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
9/2/2015 8:50:26 PM

Reviewer: Mary949094, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Has not by its self controlled my diabetes, having to take 2 other meds with it, but my doctor has had to decrease my dosage twice, was taking 1000 mg twice a day, then 1000mg once a day now I am on 500mg daily because my kidney functions blood work is out of whack, my doctor thinks it's the metformin, thinking of stopping it all together and discuss it with him next month.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
8/27/2015 5:49:53 PM

Reviewer: Linda Owen, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Caused chronic diarrhea and hives.

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