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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Metformin is an anti-diabetic drug from the biguanide class (its other members are the withdrawn agents phenformin and buformin).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

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Polycystic Ovarian Synd...
2032
78%
Diabetes Type 2
1964
90%
Infertility
909
68%
Trying To Conceive
41
78%
Diabetes Type 1
33
91%
Overall, 81% (5086 Members) find Metformin helpful
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Metformin Reviews

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my steroids from my asthma gave me diabetes and i am really not sure how to handle it. My metformin works well
Working / Worked
can't tell as yet
Hoping to get back on it again once new insurance kicks in!
Love metforin. It eased up the cysts and lost weight
Working / Worked
First 30 days I had diarrhea. Once I was on it for 30 days it seemed to level out.
Working / Worked
At my last check up my OBGYN told me that I had significantly fewer cysts than at my previous 3 month check.
Working / Worked
Currently using to reduce cysts from PCOS
Working / Worked
It seems to be working well!
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Working well
Working / Worked
works well
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Discussions

  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]