April 27, 2007

Digestive Tract Miseries with Regular Metformin

It's not worth it. Even though I was seeing a bit better blood sugar control at meal times while taking the regular metformin three times a day, the digestive effects were too much for me and though they got slightly better with time, they didn't get better enough.

So I'm back to using the ER (Extended Release) taking all 1500 mg at one time at 10:30 in the morning so that I get best coverage during Lunch and an early Dinner.

If you're having problems with diarrhea, nausea, etc, on regular Metformin, be sure to talk to your doctor about switching the the ER form. They cost the same amount. The Metformin ER is also available at Wal-Mart as a $4 prescription.