Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of metformin Oral.

Overall User Ratings

1492 Total User Reviews

User Reviews

«Previous 1031-1035 of 1082 Next»
Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/13/2007 11:42:48 AM

Reviewer: dfer, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Achey and flu like symptoms. Any one else?

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/8/2007 9:48:24 PM

Reviewer: Sonnycardog, Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Diagnosed 2 mo ago type 2. No side affects I'm aware of yet. currently taking 1000 mg twice a day with food

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/8/2007 12:56:12 PM

Reviewer: dog63, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
ive become very angry and short-tempered for no good reason. i lash out and become consumed with rage. i dont like being this way but the metforin lowers my blood sugar so well. has anyone else experienced this?

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/6/2007 10:07:47 AM

Reviewer: Carla, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
The extended release is a far better choice for me. The GI side-effects are minimal. The regular Metformin caused severe GI side effects - diahrea & nausea. My symptoms cleared up immediately on changing to the extended release form.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/3/2007 9:03:31 PM

Reviewer: 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was diagnosed with type two diabetes about 2 years ago. I was perscribed metformin and took it for about 6 months. Within the first 2-3 months i lost about 45lbs. but after that i mabye lost another 5lbs. in 4 months. Lookking back on my exsperience with metformin I would have rather not have taken it. The stomach aces and diarrhea were terrible. i only lost 45lbs. because i could not eat. i was ... Show Full Comment

«Previous 1031-1035 of 1082 Next»
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
 
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors

Ask the pharmacist

Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

Ask a Question

Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

tea
What you should eat.
Woman sitting in front of UV lights
Is yours working?
woman using breath spray
What's causing yours?
colon xray
Get the facts.
MS Overview
Recognizing symptoms.
bowl of yogurt with heart shape
Eat for a healthy heart.
woman doing pushups
To help you get fit.
Colored x-ray of tooth decay
Know what to look for.
Woman sitting with child
Do you know the symptoms?
fruit drinks
Foods that can help you focus.
Sad dog and guacamole
Don't feed this to your dog.
Thyroid exam
See how much you know.

Women's Health Newsletter

Find out what women really need.

WebMD the app

Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

Find Out More
IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.