Glumetza

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Comment from: 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: May 12

Glumetza relieved the stomach issues I had when taking Metformin; however, my numbers were not as low. Glumetza cost skyrocketed, so I had to go back to Metformin.

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Comment from: MLR 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: October 29

I was on Metformin (2 x 500 mg pd) for 4 1/2 years. Gradually nausea, heartburn started and increased until it was unbearable. I learned about Glumetza 1000 mg started in April 2015 and side effects disappeared within a few days.

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Comment from: DMM 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 13

I don't like Metformin. It makes me tired and upsets my stomach. Glumetza has been the best for my stomach. The price is prohibitive. I've been spending $353/month and it just jumped to over $3000! And I have good insurance!

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Comment from: nena 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 14

I stated to take this medicine from two week gives bed muscle pain .

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Comment from: escp4177 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 09

blood ssugar not as low as it use to be.

Comment from: June 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 19

I was on Metformin 1000mg QD and was experiencing horrible Gastric symptoms and suffer with neuropathy so painful it did not allow me to go to sleep. I discussed the issues with my Dr and she switched me to Glumetza 500XR and it is AMAZING! No GAS at ALL! NO GASTRIC ISSUES AT ALL, NO LOW SUGAR FEELINGS..AND LESSENS MY NEUROPATHY PAIN! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS MED!!

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Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: October 16

Changed to gourmets a ER from regular metformin to alleviate diarrhea issue. It works very well, provided I have a minimal amount of starch-type carbs (fruits don't do it). If I get the minimal carbs with a meal, say a piece of toast, it works like a charm with no side effects. If I don't get enough or the right kind, I get an unpleasant few hours with gastric issues.

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Comment from: Jim 65-74 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: September 14

Moved to Glumetza ER after severe diaherria with base Glumetza, still have morning diaherria but not as severe. Take 1000 mg twice a day, once in morning and again at night.

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Comment from: flora 75 or over Female 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: August 26

diarreah and itching and blisters

Comment from: p31gd4 45-54 Female Patient Published: August 01

HIGH INSULIN IN BLOOD--NOT HIGH SUGAR--HIGH INSULIN-96/DR WANTS IT UNDER 10--SIDE EFFECTS HORRIBLE-STOMACH ACHE/DIARHEA; weaj/fatigue

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Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 19

I put 'ineffective' because I have only taken this pill for 3 days. I am 'not satisfied' with it either, because of pain in the stomach and lower abdomen and having to run to the bathroom. I was taking metformin several years ago but stopped because the side effects were interfering with my work...my doctor put me on glumetza. Things worked for awhile but it was too expensive for me, so I stopped. After my last visit with my doctor we decided I should try it again...NO, NO, NO! Not only stomach pains and diarrhea, but my lips tingle, I'm lightheaded and my legs hurt! I am finished with any type of metformin!!

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Comment from: tulsame 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 06

I got really sick on metformin. I couldn't keep food in me, it ran right through. This pill has not only not given me any adverse reactions but I also lost 5 pounds in the first month on it without changing anything else. If it wasn't so expensive, I would be ecstatic. It is SO expensive though and I'm praying for a cheaper alternative for the future.

Comment from: beanie571 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 27

I took 1 500mg pill for 2 days and had the worst nausea, gas and stomach pains!!! I can't take it again. Had a similar, but less severe experience with Metformin ER. My doctor told me this was gentler on the stomach since it was the brand name drug and it broke down differently. It felt WAY worse with Glumetza - after only 2 days. NEVER AGAIN!!!

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Comment from: 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: April 13

Weight gain. control of blood sugars. cost.

Comment from: 55-64 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 05

Makes me very anxious, quiting it today on it for 5 weeks

Comment from: susan 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 08

This was an aweful drug for me. I was taking generic Metformin and my Dr switched me to the name brand Glumetza in an effort to stop the diarrhea I was experiencing. Once I paid $800 for a month supply and gave it a try the diarrhrea was actually worse!

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Comment from: 65-74 Female Patient Published: January 19

Was working well initially but not working now. Blood sugar over 200 now fasting.

Comment from: BikeCommuter 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: December 17

This drug is insanely expensive and it does not work for me, does nothing!

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