I was prescribed metformin for diabetes but the pain and diarrhea are a daily problem. Is there a alternative to this medication?
I also had the same problem when taking metformin. When I spoke to my doctor about this he switched me to glipizide which I was able to tolerate much better without those nasty and uncomfortable side effects. One thing I have noticed when taking metformin, if you have too many carbs in a meal it will more likely cause those side effects. If you can't get into your doctor reasonably soon, you might try reducing the number of carbs you eat at one time and see if that helps until you can get into see him/her.
Whenever you do see your doctor,I would definitely discuss the symptoms you are having with Metformin and ask about changing to something else. There are several medications that work just as well if not better and are easier on the body. Good luck to you!
- Metformin Information for Consumers
- Metformin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metformin (detailed)
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