59 patient evaluations for Metformin

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May 25, 2012 (Started May 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: There are other options available.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 30, 2012 (Started Oct 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Motion sickness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 850 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 22, 2012 (Started Jul 16, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Severe (severe diarrhea for 2 years, Chronic Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: this medication worked well in helping to control my diabetes but the whole time I was taking it I had severe diarrhea which means if I had to go out I had to plan my trips around gas stations with a bathroom that I knew where the washrooms were at because there would be no time to look for one so my doctor put me on insulin.

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 6, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Stomach pain, Nausea and vomiting, Headaches, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 6, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 12, 2011 (Started Mar 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Nov 17, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Ended going to a Pharmacist Tech who specialize in Diabetes . I started doing detailed food diary along with increase Novolin doseage.

  • 0 helpful marks

May 26, 2011 (Started Feb 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: it seems to have wonders for my blood sugar and has actually enabled me to become very regular as well.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 24, 2011 (Started Aug 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Diabetes Mellitus)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 10, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for polycystic ovary syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 500 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: I was advised to take 1000mg of Metformin (2x daily). Both are required to take with food. I can't take the first pill in the morning because that's when I take my thyroid medication, which must be taken on it's own with no food. If I take the first Metformin at lunch time, then I have to take the second near dinner or bed time; they're taken so closely together that it upsets my stomach most of the time.

Nov 1, 2007 (Started Jun 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for polycystic ovary syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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