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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Metformin is an anti-diabetic drug from the biguanide class (its other members are the withdrawn agents phenformin and buformin).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
Polycystic Ovarian Synd...
Diabetes Type 2
Trying To Conceive
Diabetes Type 1
Overall, 81% (5188 Members) find Metformin helpful

Metformin Reviews

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Seems to be working. I get upset stomachs and lots of bowl movements.
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Fine, but it can deplete your Vitamin B12 levels..
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Used to make me feel sick.
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when taken continually works
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Been taking this for 2 years and my bs seems to be doing much better
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Im not sure its really working. Last time they had me on this they added glipizide. Looking into to changing MDs.
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Seems to be working, no side effects.
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working fine... diarrhea is much better now
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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]