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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
1/28/2009 9:29:04 PM

Reviewer: loyceh, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have tolerated this medication well and have been able to keep my sugar under control and it has also helped me to keep my weight down.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
1/26/2009 8:57:46 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have type 2 diabetes. I started 2 weeks ago with 500mg per day and am now up to 500 2x a day. I plan on taking 2000 total. Increasing the doses slowly have helped as I haven't had any side effects. My sugar seems to be coming down and I am not "starving" all the time. I assume I have lost weight, but haven't weighed myself yet. I think it's great so far!

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
1/26/2009 5:24:52 PM

Reviewer: erimus2179, 25-34 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Started taking 500mg just under a week ago. Five days in, I have a metallic taste and smell any time I come near a cigarette, I've been a smoker for ten years. Never smelled an odor as repulsive as this. Eyes get dry from time to time. Face and nose have mild itch. Do feel more energized than before taking the drug. Haven't had serious stool problems, occasional urge to go though. Only com ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
1/26/2009 4:50:29 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Have taken 1000mg each morning and 500mg each night since August '08. Weight loss has stablized. Blood sugar levels are maintained at or below 100. A1C is now 5.1% instead of 11.4%. I would say it works!

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
1/26/2009 3:34:46 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
weight gain, no lowering of blood sugar

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