oral medications

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2014-06-30 12:31:28 -0500
Started 2014-06-28 20:41:36 -0500

I take metformin before bed to try to control irritable bowel issues. Lately, I have had boweel issues again. What is the next best oral medication that works like Metformin but may have fewer side effects in the above area?

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Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-06-30 12:31:28 -0500 Report

This is a conversation you need to have with your doctor. No one can tell you what to take because the two of you have to determine what is best for you.

Glucerna 2014-06-29 15:54:23 -0500 Report

There are many choices of diabetes medications, and as the others have said it's important to have a conversation with your doctor to find the one that's best for you. You might also meet with a registered dietitian who can help you sort out any food-related changes you can make to decrease IBS side effects. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jayabee52 2014-06-29 00:47:45 -0500 Report

Really Anon, that is a question best answered by your Physician. Your Dr is the best one to advise you of any medication changes.

(BTW I alternate between IBS C - constipation and IBS D - diarreha.)

God's best to you and yours

James Baker.

debimzadi 2014-06-28 22:21:30 -0500 Report

I just started metformin 10 days ago. 500mg 2x daily. One morning and one evening. It took about a week for my body to adjust. It's still a little off but better every day. Almost totally back to normal now.

My doctor did tell me that it is very important to take it with food. You should call your doctor and let them know what's going on with you.

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