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... carb meal. Its just my pancreas's way of "over reacting" I guess you could say. My son is a type 1 diabetic and when he was first DX 4 years ago, they had him on glocophage twice a day with his insulin and he stay less than 70 most of the time so we dropped the oral meds. ... (2 replies)
... Maybe you are increasing the dosage too fast for your body. This may not be the case since you had been on the regular Glocophage before this 3 times a day. ... (2 replies)
... I have been taking both metformin and avandia combined for quite some time now. Metformin is the generic form of glocophage (sp) which gave me terrible diarrhea, and eventually the glucophage was not digesting in my stomach so it was not working. That's when the doctor but me on Metformin. It works much better... but your stomach might start grumbling and growling at you... (8 replies)

Jun 21, 2004
... :wave: Hi JD, me again. You sure give great advice. I was on all 3 of the meds you mentioned in your post. Sometimes all 3 at the same time along with insulin. I wish I had found this board then. I was interested in the glucophage part of your post. if glucophage works via the liver, can it cause cholesterol to go up. B4 I took glucophage i never had high cholesterol. ... (8 replies)
Jun 21, 2004
... Did your doctor explain how this new medication works compared to the glucophage you were taking? Its so important that you understand how any medication you take will effect your body. Avandamet is a combination drug - it combines metformin(glucophage) and Rosiglitazone(avandia) together. The metformin attempts to control your diabetes by restricting the amount of blood... (8 replies)
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Feb 20, 2004
... st really having a hard time with this, am a new Diabetic since October. Am now taking Glucotrol, 2.5 mg for a week and this morning started 5mg. Previously on Glocophage and then Actos, but the side affects made my Dr change them. ... (6 replies)
... they are different names for the same med, have been available in australia and elsewhere for many years and are generally popular, they slow down digestion,usually making you feel full and wanting to eat less, only recently introduces in the USA (5 replies)
... I have taken both of these drugs. I started out on the Glucophage XR and the pharmacy automatically switched me to Met. I was sick for about three weeks after starting on this med. My gp took alot of tests and so far it looks like I can't take the Met. It may be the same as the Glucophage, as they tell you, but for some reason I can't take it. I've heard other people say this... (5 replies)
... I thought they are the same thing.........with Glucophage just being the brand name of the generic drug Metformin. (5 replies)
... I don't know about the Glucophage, but I was on Metformin for 3 weeks. I had SEVERE diarreah, I mean SEVERE. Never did lower my sugars much, am now on Actos, 30 mg, and still not lowering my sugars enough. Not sure what will happen now, have blood test next week. I am a new Diabetic and never dreamed it would be this hard. Sandy (5 replies)
... Ingredident wise, there doesnt seem to be a difference in the two prescriptions. There have been people who have a problem with Glucophage XR. It seems to cause stomach discomfort and constipation in some people. Everything I have read says that it is the extended release formula that does this. I hope someone else has a better answer and good luck (5 replies)
... I have used them both from 2001 'til present ... although mostly the cheaper of the 2 'Glucophage, due to the pharmacy at my hmo being cheap with me. I have had 2 perks when using the Met 1) (for ladies I suppose) my menses is in check when I am on it (I also have pcos) 2) my weight is better w/ this choice and there are better gastric results. With The Glucophage I am told it... (5 replies)
... Hi all I am new here and have a ??? I hope usomeone can help me. I am 13 weks pg and my doc put me on Glocophage. She seems to think it is ok and it is working to keep my sugars lower but i have read in alot of places that it isnt for pg women this makes me nervous. Can anyone give em anymore info on this?? Also can it make your heart beat harder ie..i feel it in my head..... (1 replies)
... I am a 39yr Type 2 Diabetic. I was diagnosed in 1996. In the past (1996 - 1999) I only had to take the pill.. glyburide and glocophage. Now Insulin (novalin 70/30) 50 units twice a day. Prior to this I only had to use 50 units once a day with 45mg of Actos. I gained 10 pounds and retained fluid so my doctor prescribed Latex 40mg but the swelling did not disappear so I... (3 replies)

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