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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
7/31/2014 1:01:02 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
First drug my Dr. gave me as diabetic 4 yrs ago. Then she increased dose to 1000mg/2x daily, then added more pills and then finally insulin and still my BS's are out of control. I have had debilitating shoulder pain for nearly a year and surprised and relieved when I see others having same pain. I am weaning myself off. Don't think it has helped me at all.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
7/29/2014 4:43:22 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Every pill gave me hours of massive diaharrea. It was like a prep for a colonoscopy. After 5 days I quit and went back to Januvia. No more diaharrea, but very expensive.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
7/20/2014 1:29:59 PM

Reviewer: Pandora4077, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on this medication for over a year and was taking 1000 mg twice a day. I also have UC which I was being treated for by my gastrologist. About 10 months into the treatment I started getting severe UC symptoms and they kept getting worse. My gastrologist tried everything and then completed another colonoscopy. He thought he would have to diagnose me with crohns but found out my UC had subsided ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
7/13/2014 4:17:13 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Diagnosed 1 month ago. Taking 500mg at night. I have flatulence, some diarrhea episodes (explosive), sweating like I was going through menopause again, legs heavy and arms weak. The last week I developed a rash that has now crept up my legs from ankles almost to knees - needed Benadryl. Very dizzy. More insomnia. Nauseated. Abdominal swelling and painful stomach. Do not like drug.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
7/11/2014 3:32:54 PM

Reviewer: irrmgsnd, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

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