How do members experience Metformin?

Top 5 reported purposes & perceived effectiveness

Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diabetes type 2 23,546 1,142
Polycystic ovary syndrome 703 105
Prediabetes 290 66
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 34 57
Insulin resistance 30 11

Common side effects

Side effect Patients Percentage
Diarrhea 213
Nausea 73
Stomach pain 35
Loose bowel movements 20
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 14
Chronic diarrhea 13

Side effect severity

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 166
Moderate 206
Mild 258
None 714

Member evaluations

FibroMom63

evaluated on Dec 17, 2020

  • Perceived effectiveness for elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia): Major
  • Side effects: None

S1103

evaluated on Aug 08, 2020

  • Perceived effectiveness for diabetes type 2: Major
  • Side effects: None

caela

evaluated on May 14, 2017

  • Perceived effectiveness for polycystic ovary syndrome: Can't tell
  • Side effects: Moderate