GLUCOPHAGE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Diabetes, Type 2 “was diagnosed with type 2 diaberes in 2005.I tried metformin and it made me deathly ill. I practically lived in the bathroom for the month I tried it the first time. After that I checked the internet and found 2 other manufacturers of metformin. Both caused same reaction. The Doctor then tried the “real” brand Glucophage. I haven’t had any problems since then. I am able to control my sugar . However I haven’t been able to get the “real” Glucophage in over 3 months. It is on long term back order and not expected for3or 4 more months. I will die if necessary before ever going back to the metformin.”

claudi (taken for 10 years or more) February 27, 2018

For Diabetes, Type 2 “I have side effects from most brands of genetic metformin because they use cheap fillers. Real Glucophage is my only option. Why is it so expensive? My insurance won’t cover it. But I have no side effects. Guess it’s worth it.”

TerieV (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 15, 2017

For Diabetes, Type 2 “Excellent control but caused me lactic acidosis”

Cherry mohammed August 23, 2017

For Insulin Resistance Syndrome “I didn’t have such a good experience with it. Whenever I take it after breakfast as my doctor prescribed me, i feel nausea and dizziness. In the starting days I felt severe weakness and pain in my backbone and in my whole body but as the time passed my feelings are getting changed just like I like feel vomiting even during sleep. I feel like my heart comes out, I feel dizziness too much and feel blah. I’m worried about my condition because it is necessary to take this medicine but the side effects are making my life like hell.”

Sadaf butt May 22, 2017

For Diabetes, Type 2 “Mildly effective with controlling blood glucose. Side effect of extreme fecal incontinence was unacceptable.”

Philip Lerner (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 17, 2017

For Diabetes, Type 2 “Intestinal effects were greatly reduced by substituting name-brand Glucophage XR for generic metformin (various manufacturers), and a lower dose of Glucophage was sufficient to achieve a similar BG effect (daily dose reduced from 2000mg to 1500).”

RalfL October 29, 2016

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