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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
9/14/2008 3:04:51 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

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Current Rating: 3

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I have been taking Metformin for over 4 years and have had fairly positive results. I had to be on this medication as a result of gestational dibetes that turned in to Type II diabetes. First dosage was 500mg/day, once daily. I experienced diarrhea and bowl irritation for about 3 months. Then dosage was increased to 500mg twice daily, etc. I am now up to 1,000mg twice daily and just have occatio ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
9/13/2008 11:40:07 AM

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

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I became dizzy, sick to my stomache and vomited. I also was unable to stand up, turn to the left or right without falling down. I went to bed and slept for four hours. M y blood sugar was at 160 as I had just eaten and still had these reactions and hour or two later.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
9/10/2008 3:29:09 PM

Reviewer: woohoo1945, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

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i have been getting large pill shaped floating pieces of stool. sometime white, orange or beige in color.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
9/9/2008 3:01:10 PM

Reviewer: Karen R., 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

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Current Rating: 1

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Dizziness, sick to my stomach, vomiting, dry heaves, no energy, poor circulation to my legs.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
9/6/2008 3:04:26 PM

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

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Current Rating: 3

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Current Rating: 5

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Comment:
Since beginning to use metformin, I have had the worst muscle cramps and fatigue in my legs. I stopped taking it and my muscle cramps have begun to subside. I am asking my Dr. to prescribe something other than metformin.

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