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Metformin is an anti-diabetic drug from the biguanide class (its other members are the withdrawn agents phenformin and buformin).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

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Condition Members Success
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Diabetes Type 2
Trying To Conceive
Diabetes Type 1
Overall, 81% (5245 Members) find Metformin helpful

Metformin Reviews

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I am currently prescribed this but am not taking it but want to start it again.
Working / Worked
Have been taking this for 7 days now. I hope to see results soon.
Working / Worked
helps keep my resistance in good shape
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I just need to remember to take it, I always forget
Working / Worked
No side effects but appears to be helping with maintaining hormone levels
Helped me become regular again. So I found that is worked.
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Works but lately if I take it after breakfast and then exercise, my blood sugar plummets.
Working / Worked
7 years and still on it frustrating
doesn't seem to be helping
Metformin is working for me, although not as quickly as I would like.
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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]