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Reviews of Glucophage (Metformin)

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Summary of Glucophage (Metformin) reviews by people (All ages)21 people left tips
65%
think this method is worth it
46%
think this method works well
16%
think this method is a hassle
  • Start dose low and escalate slowly. Expect mild nausea at start and with dose increases. It will go away, so stick with it. I feel fine now. I am convinced that this medicine also helped me lose weight too, thus improving my glucose #s.
    41
    Man
    A year or so
    Type 2 diabetes
  • If you are having GI issues while taking it, try drinking more water with the dosage.
    31
    Woman
    Two years or more
    Type 2 diabetes
  • If prescribed by your doctor to take a larger dose, take it after your evening meal. Rather than in the morning. I find that this is less likely to cause stomach issues.
    26
    Man
    A few months
    Type 2 diabetes
  • I take it morning and night with meals, it's like taking my vitamins. Not hard at all. I test my blood sugar 6 times a day or more. Before/after every meal. Only side effect I have had is gas.
    29
    Man
    A year or so
    Type 2 diabetes
  • very cheap, effective, no side effects after first 1-2 weeks
    66
    Man
    Two years or more
    Type 2 diabetes
  • 1000mg tablets are huge and difficult but not impossible for me to swallow due to shape and size. Reduced my readings from 8.4 down to 6.3 at one year. No significant side effects for me. Taken for stage 2 diabetes diagnosis.
    74
    Man
    Type 2 diabetes
  • Started getting tingling sensations in extremities
    50
    Man
    Type 2 diabetes
  • Taken for PCOS. Weeks of terrible diarrhea and cramping. Switched to taking a combo of Myo-Inositol and Folate, which worked better without any nasty side effects. Metformin has not been worth it for any PCOS patient I have met, and I know several.
    36
    Woman
    Type 2 diabetes
  • Not actually taken for type 2 diabetes, but for glucose intolerance from PCOS. This is a b**** and a half to get used to, and it only works if you actually are gluten intolerant. For me, it is very effective because I actually am, but a friend who was prescribed this who was mis-diagnosed as gluten intolerant had terrible side effects. It's pretty bad when you are ramping up to full dosage, leveling out after a few months, so if it's still bad after that see your doctor.
    25
    Woman
    Type 2 diabetes
  • Taken for PCOS. All it did was give me horrible non-stop diarrhea. Awful med.
    39
    Woman
    Type 2 diabetes