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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/4/2008 5:52:41 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking this drug for 4 years(500mg strength)varying from half a pill per day to 2 per day (when I had a period of unexpected stress)and have had no problems with it.I look after my diet and exercise and think of metformin as a support for this.I,m 60 years old,retired,fit enough to ski,and jump out of bed in the mornings!

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/3/2008 4:09:45 AM

Reviewer: TheEdge2008, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on this medication with dosage ranging from 500mg. to 1000mg. daily with no noted sideffects & reduced glucose levels presently sustained,complimented with diet and exercise. Although there is bound to be a variance factor of results among people taking metformin. My positve experience with this medication would tend to support my approval and recomendation for trial medication use ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/2/2008 11:30:22 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Allergic reation, hives & rash, took a month for primary doctor to change medication and then placed me on a very simular medication that also caused hives & rash, itching..I have now seen several specialist before a successful diagnosis of an allergic reation to the drug...the last 45 day were the worst ever, could not sleep but the blood suger level was under control. I wish the side eff ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
11/29/2008 9:47:13 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Over 8 years, have been on doses ranging from 500mg/day to 2000/day and back down to 500/day. It has worked fine at each dose -- only mild stomach aches with high doses.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
11/29/2008 5:45:58 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been on Metformin for three months and my blood glocose level went from 8.1 to 6.7 my doctor is very pleased

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