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User Reviews for Glucophage

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Diabetes, Type 2  
6.6
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Reviews for Glucophage

Mar · Taken for less than 1 month September 7, 2020

For Diabetes, Type 2: “Before glucophage was a known to help for fertility, I took it for type 2 diabetes and got pregnant 1 & 1/2 weeks after last period. That was 24 years ago. I now take it again because I’m having trouble keeping A1C blood sugar below 7.”

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Powpowross · Taken for 5 to 10 years June 2, 2019

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I was taking Glucopgage for a number of years and the only side effects was diarrhea at least 1 to 2 times daily. It kept my blood sugar in the low 100’s. I finally lost about 60lbs and I no longer have diabetes even though my grandmother and mother had type 2 on insulin and my brother now has it.”

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claudi · Taken for 10 years or more February 27, 2018

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.”

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LillySos · Taken for less than 1 month January 26, 2014

For Insulin Resistance Syndrome: “So far, I have been on Glucophage for 2 1/2 weeks for Insulin Resistance due to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I had a little nausea and diarrhea the first two days. By day three or four, I had no more negative side effects. It worked very quickly, I quickly began to lose weight and started menstruating again. My skin also began to clear up within the first week. Glucophage helps so many of the terrible issues caused by PCOS. I need more time to better evaluate the medicine, but so far it is like a miracle. If it is taken with food, the side effects are negligible.”

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Littleton · Taken for 2 to 5 years March 27, 2015

For Diabetes, Type 2: “Metformin (Glucophage generic) works very well without any side effects (maybe a small bit of diarrhea and gas - but that helps getting rid of my constipation). I am NOT overweight. In great shape with running, playing tennis and golf, etc. Age 65. Never was overweight. Got diabetes from drinking way too much Coca Cola and eating too much sweets (donuts, cake, candies, etc.). Always burned off the sugar so never put on weight. Never knew sugar was a poison that affects metabolism. Started taking metformin (3 X 800 daily dosage two years ago. With diet changes, brought down my blood glucose level from 358 to 130, and A1C from 15.9 to 6.7. Not out of the woods yet, but huge improvement and metformin is the only drug that works for me”

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J. Copeland July 26, 2013

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I've had Type-2 Diabetes for a few years.. and have gained over 100lbs. I have been on the Metformin for a month and have lost 28lbs. Glucophage is amazing but I will admit at first I was very sick. After a about a week I started to feel normal again.”

9 / 10
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burbuja November 6, 2009

For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: “My experience with metformin has been awesome. I have been using this medicine for about a year now and have has great results. I know have regular periods which is great because I used to get it every 15 days or miss months here and there. Another fantastic thing is that I can now function when I am menstruating which used to be impossible for me due to the horrible pain. I now have manageable pain and don't have to get shots for it. I've also been able to lose 77 lbs that I had gained. Overall I've had a wonderful experience with this medication. I believe that taking my doctor's advice was the best thing I ever did, I think the combination of the medicine, changed eating habits and exercise all helped.”

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yieyie17 October 5, 2014

For Diabetes, Type 2: “Glucophage XR 500mg or 1000mg Tabs (I either take 2~500mg Tabs in the Morning and 2~500mg Tabs with Dinner/Supper, or I take 1~1000mg Tab in the Morning and 1~1000mg Tab with Dinner/Supper.) I Totally Love this medicine. It's been one of the best medicines that I have ever taken to help keep my BLOOD SUGARS UNDER CONTROL! "UNLIKE THE GENERIC METFORMIN", THAT REALLY MESSED ME UP, AND WAS MY WORST NIGHTMARE! NOBODY WOOD LISTEN TO ME! MY DOCTOR'S, MY PHARMACIST'S, THE EMERGENCY ROOM, MY THERAPIST, MY PSYCHIATRIST, AND ESPECIALLY MEDICAID, AND MEDICARE PART D! SO AGAINST MEDICAL ADVICE I QUIT TAKING GENERIC "METFORMIN", AND A YEAR AND HALF LATER THEY PUT ME BACK ON GLUCOPHAGE XR! LIFE BECAME WONDERFUL AGAIN!”

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Anonymous January 26, 2009

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I consider Glucophage a successful treatment because it has been prescribed to me for ten years and I've had no adverse effects at all. Aside from favorable blood-sugar results, I don't even feel the drug is in my system.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous February 6, 2012

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I've been taking this medicine for a month today. I have seen a significant and favorable drop in my blood sugar however, I've never felt sicker in my entire life. Everyday since starting this I've been nauseous even to the point of vomiting. I find that I now have motion sickness and since I take public transport, I sometimes have to get off the bus to vomit. I always have diarrhea. I sometimes have fever symptoms, chills along with a feeling of being very cold, and terrible headaches. I've also become quite anxious, restless, and moody, which may be a side effect of these side effects. I've lost 12lbs and I find myself eating less which is awesome but I'm ALWAYS nauseous, which is why I have no appetite.”

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Anonymous December 29, 2009

For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: “I have been using it for 2 months now and it has helped me so much. I have been able to lose weight. Which over the past 4 yrs I have had trainers and everything else anyone tries to lose weight, with very heart breaking results. This has helped with my moods as well. It hasn't been that long, but I wish this could have been figured out years ago. I've made more progress in 2 months than I have in the past 4 years.”

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Anonymous March 28, 2012

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I had diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headaches and muscle pain. It did not control my blood sugar either. I never want to feel like that again. But on the other hand my husband is able to take it with no side effects and it keeps his blood sugar between 90 and 130.”

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Sadaf butt May 22, 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.”

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Anonymous March 3, 2010

For Diabetes, Type 2: “My husband and I are both on this medicine. He takes 1000 mg morning and evening. I take the max at 850 mg each meal. We have to keep a packet of desiccant in the bottle to absorb the horrible fishy smell. We both have the side effect, even years later, of bloating, gas, and flatulence. We call this pill our "gas" medication. But it lowers our blood sugar with few other side effects. If we're out, we take it on our return home if possible to prevent inflicting our flatulence on others.”

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Anonymous January 27, 2012

For Diabetes, Type 2: “It works very well and there are few side effects. My blood sugar will get low but it does not drop like insulin can do. I watch what I eat and maintain exercise and my numbers are always good. I recommend this medication.”

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Anonymous September 27, 2011

For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: “This medicine has definitely improved my quality of life. Within the first 2 weeks of starting metformin, I lost 8 pounds (where before I struggled to lose weight). Now I am in a healthy BMI for my height group. I experienced no nausea while taking this medicine (I took it in the middle of a meal). I did experience some intestinal side effects (gas / diarrhea) for the first week, and the first week I increased my dose.”

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flicka30 May 25, 2014

For Insulin Resistance Syndrome: “I have been on this tablet for 6 months for my polycystic ovarian syndrome and I am now getting period every 28 days on the spot! But 6 months into it I am starting to feel something like a blockage and feeling nausea and vomiting, this normally happens after my dose after dinner time. I am on 1500mg a day and doctor tells me no way it could be the tablet so now have to go for a scope. ”

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nancybuttner January 17, 2011

For Diabetes, Type 2: “This medicine helped me control my eating and to lose weight and bring my sugar down without dropping it to low. I was on another medication and it would drop my sugar too low and I was always having to take the sugar tablets to bring it back up. At first it upset my stomach but after a few weeks that was gone. It has worked very well for my husband also and has kept both of our sugars at a normal rate.”

9 / 10
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RalfL October 29, 2016

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).”

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TerieV · Taken for 1 to 2 years September 15, 2017

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.”

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Anonymous December 7, 2012

For Diabetes, Type 2: “Gave me diarrhea.”

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Anonymous September 8, 2011

For Female Infertility: “Did 5 failed IVF and 2 months on this and got pregnant naturally.”

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Anonymous December 11, 2008

For Diabetes, Type 2: “This drug helped me control my eating habits and lowered my weight. However, I developed constipation.”

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RobertLease April 16, 2014

For Diabetes, Type 2: “Severe Diarrhea, unable to do my job because of it.”

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americanrose February 21, 2009

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I have been taking Glucophage for 11 years. I have never had any side effects at all and my blood sugar level is always good.”

9 / 10
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sandyjz April 7, 2016

For Diabetes, Type 2: “diarrhea so bad I lost control at work 3 times and had to go home. never again I don't care if I die from diabetes.”

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larry555 · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 15, 2013

For Diabetes, Type 2: “Does not keep the sugar from spiking”

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Cothrom · Taken for 1 to 2 years November 6, 2015

For Diabetes, Type 2: “Seems diarrhea is main culprit with this med. Been taking it 20 months so far, as far as control of diabetes does not seem to have much affect on blood sugar”

7 / 10
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