Brand Names: Glucophage, Fortamet, Riomet, Glumetza

Metformin is the first-line drug of choice to treat patients with type 2 diabetes. It is an oral anti-diabetic drug used with a proper diet and exercise and with other medications when needed to control high blood sugar. It works by helping to restore your body's proper response to the insulin your pancreas naturally produces. Metformin decreases the amount of sugar that your liver makes and that your stomach and intestines absorb. It also decreases levels of triglyceride and LDL cholesterol levels and prevents cardiovascular complications without increasing weight.

1. Infection 2. Diarrhea 3. Nausea

Community Rating: 4.0

(65 Reviews)
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Metformin Reviews


Pros: Daily bowel movements

Cons: Itching

Overall: Overall experience is good.

By Beachgirl1
No Side Effects, Yet!

Pros: I started this medication on March 13th and so far so good. None of the side effects I've heard so much about, other than a very slightly sore tummy. I'm now at 2,000 mg daily.

Cons: None.

Overall: Okay so far.

By Ben1955
Work's Great when first diagnosed

Pros: It stopped my Kidney pain asap. Also relieved some of he stomach problems. It started working the very first day. I take 500 mg 1 per day. I only was diagnosed feb 25th 2016 today is April 6th. I'm not doing so good on the eating part. I have to learn more.

Cons: I have no CON's

Overall: Wonderfully relieved that it works Great so far.

By marlenaed
Works for me!

Pros: No bad reactions and keeps my BS down.

Cons: none

Overall: I've been on Metformin for a very long time. Don't remember the first dosage, but I know the Dr. upped me to 1000mg twice a day and kept me on that for several years. He finally added insulin for about 2 yrs. Finally he reduced the Metformin to 500mg twice a day, and kept me on insulin. My numbers are under control.

By fancyfree
Still Trying To Ajust

Cons: It makes you go to the bathroom ALOT

By saved not perfect

Pros: I have been taking this for close to 4 yrs. and it has helped a lot. I have also lost around 45 lbs.

Cons: Always have to make sure I eat something before I take it.

Overall: A great help.

By rebel1962us