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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/30/2008 1:02:22 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have Type 2 diabetes that was under control before I started taking this med.  I am not overweight, but I began to GAIN weight when I took this with my birthcontrol!  I had symptoms when I first started taking this, but they went away after about the first week.  But, I couldn't move up to 1000mg because it gave my severe diarrhea.  I took it for about 4 months and began ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/29/2008 2:55:48 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/25/2008 9:17:31 PM

Reviewer: ironmanndfw, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Used med in past. Keppt Bglucose around 110-130, now bs 435 as I just returned to med yesterday. My body will adjust to teh meds in about a week or 2, then I should have better numbers.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/25/2008 2:30:09 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on this sorry excuse for a med for about a week. That is a week minus 3 days that my Dr took me off of it since I was getting dehydrated from the diarrhea 6-8 times or more a day. While I was off of this med my glucose was around 115-120. Now that I've gone back on 250 mg once a day, it has shot up to 140. I'm to take 250 mg once a day for a week, then 500 once a day for a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/25/2008 1:26:42 AM

Reviewer: knotpd4, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
500Mg was way too much for me. doctor overmedicated me. i had to cut tablet in half... and then cut in half again... most days i only need 100Mg unless i go to a baffet...then i take 125Mg. good news is i'm lucky the drug works so well... but it was a rough road getting to the right dose... i wonder if the drug was really indicated for me ... thou?

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