the pill is orange in the stool and swollen but still perfectly formed. Is this normal? Am I receiving the benefits of the metformin? My A1C was more elevated to 7.3. the number 7212 is on my metformin tablet. mfg: SUNPH Thank you.
I take 750 mg. metformin ER and am passing the tablet whole in my stool?
- 28 Jun 2010 by ElsieC
- 16 November 2020
This question has also been asked and answered here: Sometimes my metformin comes out in my poo as a whole tablet. Today there were 3 tablets?
If you are passing the tablet whole in your stool then it is highly unlikely that the metformin is being absorbed, therefore unlikely that you are getting benefits from it. Does it happen after every dose or just a few tablets. Let your doctor know about this and either your doctor or you should contact the manufacturer and make them aware of this problem. If the tablets are really not disintegrating they should look at the formulation again.
- Metformin Information for Consumers
- Metformin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metformin (detailed)
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