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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of fortamet oral.

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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
7/3/2011 9:43:05 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
just started taking 500mg once a day for 30days then 2x a day after that of fortamet seems to work better for me then generic metformin stick to brand no diarrhea.. good luck hope this helps i hope i can lose weight on it and my a1c numbers go down..

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
2/27/2011 8:14:37 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
11/12/2010 11:21:32 AM

Reviewer: guiness, 65-74 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:
Have been using this medication for over four years and watching my diet... Last blood work results showed my levels have decreased so whatever I am doing I am doing something correct...

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
8/4/2010 4:13:48 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
The pills are very thick and hard to swallow. I have lost abt 25 lbs because of diarrea, my a1c numbers are good but the quality of life not so good, my doctor says it should get better, I am tired of changing drugs

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
7/27/2010 9:04:06 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I take it along with Byetta every day for about 2 years.

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