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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
8/27/2015 5:49:53 PM

Reviewer: Linda Owen, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Caused chronic diarrhea and hives.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
8/24/2015 10:28:55 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Took metformin for 10 years with no problems. A1c stayed below 6.5. After all this time I started having diarrhea, severe abdominal cramps and stomach pain. Diarrhea is so bad I cannot leave my house on some days. Working with my doc to change meds. Hate to since it has been doing it's job.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
8/18/2015 9:09:56 AM

Reviewer: mark, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
brought my A1c level down to normal. must take with food, or major stomach upset

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
8/17/2015 12:26:49 PM

Reviewer: pookie, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
been taking for 5 days ...4 days of vomiting and extreme stomach pain! was taking 500mg 3 x a day..have taken upon myself to cut in half and already feel a difference ...will discuss reducing dosage with Dr. on next appointment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
8/12/2015 2:18:45 PM

Reviewer: mark, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
helped tremendously bringing my A1C level down to normal

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