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(also known as Glucophage, Fortamet, Riomet, Glumetza)
Metformin is an anti-diabetic drug from the biguanide class (its other members are the withdrawn agents phenformin and buformin). The main use for metformin is for the treatment of diabetes mellitus, especially when it is concomitant with obesity and insulin resistance. It is also being used increasingly in polycystic ... more at Wikipedia

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Overall, 81% (5157 Members) find Metformin helpful

Metformin Reviews

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working fine... diarrhea is much better now
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worked well, but some possible unpleasant side effects.
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I take 2 1000 mg of Metformin tabs per day. It works for me alright. As far as I know I have no adverse reactions to it.
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Caused me to have severe diareia.
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side effects for kidney problems
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no side effects not sure if it is working
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Chemical pregnancy the first round on 500 MG twice a day.
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Metformin is definitely an amazing drug, but the high dose i was given gave me constant bowel issues. i am able to tolerate 1000mg a day.
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  1. Discussion: Metformin vs Glucophage
    bfftiera1, I would go to another doc and get checked out. 80's-90's w/o meds isn't diabetes for goodness sakes. You may not need meds at all. 500m... [More]
  2. Discussion: Metformin vs Glucophage
    Sorry for above typo. Supposed to read "I was on 40mg Glipizide " [More]
  3. Discussion: Metformin vs Glucophage
    I was on up to 40 mg a day of villi ice, and BG was running in the 400's. It used to work. Now I'm on 1000mg of metformin plus 20mg of glipizide daily... [More]
  4. Discussion: Metformin vs Glucophage
    Has anyone been switched from Metformin to Glucophage because Metformin made you sick? Did you have a better experience? I think it was a bad move... [More]
  5. Discussion: Metformin/Glumetza
    Have of you tried both? I hated the side effects of the metformin and the glumetza didn't seem any better to me. [More]