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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
1/18/2015 1:21:28 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Have had diabetes for 10 yrs and took Glucophage for first 6 years. Then ins company requested that I switch to generic metformin. For past 4 years readings have been erratic (no dietery change) and diarrhea has set in. Also, the evidence of extended release activity (the empty pill shell in the stools) has disappeared. Last month, Doc switched me back to Glucophage and diarrhea gone and blood ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
9/23/2013 11:09:55 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Been on this medication for about a month. Blood sugar has dropped some, however; I am going to ask my healthcare provider for something else. Within one hour of eating, I am in the bathroom. It gives me diarrhea so bad that I cannot go anywhere. In addition, it gives me stomach cramps and a general feeling of being sick. I am not happy with this drug at all.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
6/13/2012 8:01:50 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I had resisted going on meds. After struggling to control bg with diet only for a year and having poor results, I started(2000 mg) Metformin XR daily, 2 500mg tablets with breakfast and dinner.Remarkable results, I test between 100 and 125 consistantly and am able to add back nutritious foods to my diet within reason. Some mild nausea, bloating, and gas at first but mostly gone after a week, stil ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
6/8/2012 9:10:12 AM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
when on this drug I saw little difference in my blood sugar. I just recently had a cat scan with contrast & had to be off this med for 48 hrs.During this 48hr period my urinary incontinance disappeared. I have stopped the med as per my Dr. and on a strict diet and I'm hoping to be off any diabetic meds forever. My icontenance was more trobeling to me. I can't tell you how happy i am no ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
8/5/2011 1:27:44 AM

Reviewer: hlduane, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I got severe diarhea.

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