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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
4/15/2014 11:08:22 PM

Reviewer: Brian, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was only able to take it a few weeks. As I ramped up my doses I had a feeling of anxious-nous and my heart rate increased and I couldn't sleep. I don't think it is a common issue. I stopped taking it for a day, issue went away. A few days later I tried it again and had the same experience. I will be pursuing other medications.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
4/12/2014 7:04:24 PM

Reviewer: dcd42, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
good

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
4/12/2014 5:50:12 PM

Reviewer: Bob Walker, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
It has not been completely successful for I have to take insulin once a day.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
4/10/2014 12:04:19 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
In the beginning this drug gave me lots of stomach problems which I ignored; and I should not have done so. This drug gave me increasingly higher sugar in my blood. It is not in any way a cure! The only thing that can help is to change your diet. You can do so without medication.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
4/8/2014 9:00:11 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
One year ago, at age 61, I was taken off of Actos and put on Metformin, 1000g per day. I was also put on B100 Complex (CVS). I lost 50 lbs from 212 down to 160.

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