I'm having trouble with Metformin, including periodic battles with diarrhea. My doctor switched me to metformin ER made by Sondoz, but it was worse with severe gas pains. I read somewhere that the brand name Glucophage would be better and have less problems. I have been taking 500mg 3 times a day, along with glyburide 2.5 to 3 times a day. Any suggestions?
Gas, nausea and diarrhea are fairly common side effects of metformin. These symptoms often subside over time, and they can sometimes be avoided or lessened by gradually increasing the dose. You can certainly talk to your doctor about switching to Glucophage and see if that lessens your symptoms any. Another option is to ask your doctor about taking the extended-release version of metformin (metformin ER). And if that’s not tolerated, talk to your doctor about other medication options, in addition to your glyburide.