4 patient evaluations for Metformin taken for the purpose of 'polycystic ovary syndrome' with a side effects rating of Mild

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Aug 20, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for polycystic ovary syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 11, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for polycystic ovary syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 8, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for polycystic ovary syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take with a substantial meal.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 11, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for polycystic ovary syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 16, 2015 (Started Jun 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for polycystic ovary syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Insulin resistance)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Blood pressure decreased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I think at first I lost some weight and felt more energized but it would make my blood pressure and sugar drop quickly. It also stopped working after a few months.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for polycystic ovary syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Vivid dreams)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1700 mg Daily
Side effects: Vivid dreams

Apr 5, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for polycystic ovary syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Vivid dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I did lose weight while taking this (which was good because I'm obese) however, it gave me very vivid dreams that sometimes followed me upon waking making me hallucinate for a few seconds until I was FULLY awake.
Side effects: Vivid dreams

  • 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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