Comment from: chemoangel 45-54 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: March 09

Tastes like eating a bouquet of flowers...horrible gag worthy taste. My advice is to ask your pharmacist to flavor it with the only flavor that can be used "MANGO". doing this will help the medicine go down with retching.

Comment from: 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: October 22

I read today of possible side effects that I may have or had, but didn't realize they were side effects. Also, as of today, I cannot even get this liquid form of Metformin due to "production problems" per manufacturer. I cannot swallow the big pills and the liquid was a god-send. Now- not available til maybe June!

Comment from: Dede 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 11

I took the generic form TEVA of metformin HCL for one month. After a week I (and the rest of my family) noticed a change in my personality. It was like PMS only 100% times worse. I am a 65 year old female and have been over menopause for years. I have never taken any HRT. After three weeks a I discontinued metformin and within a day or two was back to my old self. I was told by a friend this medicine is also used by some doctors for infertility problems. What in the world is in this drug? It should be taken off the market. The "rages" I experienced were almost to the point of being dangerous to my self as well as to my family. This is a serious side effect.

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Comment from: betjea 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: May 17

I have a hard time swallowing pills and since Metformin can't be crushed I asked for an alternative. This is great. If I take it with a meal or snack there are side affects (effects?).

Comment from: 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 08

this medication has been wonderful for me. i had a very hard time swallowing the pills for my diabetes, and my doctor prescribed this. once my body became use to the riomet, i have had no issues with the side effects at all

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Comment from: seamyst 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: July 03

causes diarrhea and upset stomach

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