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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
2/25/2015 9:05:57 PM

Reviewer: tractorj, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Have taken for six years with decent results.A1c dropped from 8.7 to 6.5.Take one 500mg. am & pm with meals.It would be my opinion that proper diet and consistant exercise are key to keeping glucose levels manageable.I am not sure metformin alone without making other changes would be effective.Once the body makes the transition to this medicine the side effects go away with time.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
2/21/2015 11:20:10 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
gained weight plus started with a 6.2 reading after 2 months at 8.9 but told by doctor its ok because im on medication, stopped taking it and went to natural medicine and good now

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
2/7/2015 12:30:45 PM

Reviewer: frmigo, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Stomach totally messed up no kinda life to live having upset stomach all the time have to have aa portable toilet to carry around with me totally feel bad from it.I have a spmastic colon so guess what...

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
1/29/2015 4:53:23 PM

Reviewer: thebob, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Been taking Metformin since 2004. Started with 1 500mg twice a day. Since 2013 I am 1 500mg pill a day - 1/2 in the AM and 1/2 in the PM. My blood sugar A1C is consistently between 5.5 and 5.7 and my daily sugar reading is between 91 and 101. Lost the weight and the exercise helps. Doctor wants me to continue. I do drink a lot of water per day and I do sweat a lot which is a symptom.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
1/26/2015 9:20:11 PM

Reviewer: BunniesOpinion, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was prescribed this product because my A1C was 7.5. In my opinion Metformin acts like a super laxative if you eat greasy heavy foods. You will feel the affects if you eat foods like pasta/hamburgers as it will be hard to digest. Then what you ate, comes out in about 2 hours. Do not take Metformin if you are going to be out amongst friends/coworkers as you will need a bathroom and privacy. So sch ... Show Full Comment

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