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BROWNEYEDGAL5 Posts: 42
5/14/08 3:40 P

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I have recently gone on metformin ER and it does leave that metallic taste in the morning. I take it at night and when I wake up I taste the metallic taste. I also smell metal..It's weird because the doctors gave me this because I was having problems with the regular metformin on my stocmach. I never had noticed the metallic taste till now. The stomach issues have subsided but now I have been introduced to this side effect. In the botlle it states it will go away...so I am assuming it will..

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5/10/08 10:41 P

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I had an odd taste in my mouth when I started taking a higher dose. Try chewing gum to help mask the taste. I would be sure to mention it to your doctor to be on the safe side!

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5/9/08 7:39 P

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Sorry you have that. Does it taste metallic? I remember reading that on the possible side effect list, I hope it goes away. It didn't happen for me. .I copied this info for ya-Other Side Effects. Common side effects of GLUCOPHAGE and GLUCOPHAGE XR include diarrhea, nausea, and upset stomach. These side effects generally go away after you take the medicine for a while. Taking your medicine with meals can help reduce these side effects. Tell your doctor if the side effects bother you a lot, last for more than a few weeks, come back after they’ve gone away, or start later in therapy. You may need a lower dose or need to stop taking the medicine for a short period or for good.

About 3 out of every 100 people who take GLUCOPHAGE or GLUCOPHAGE XR have an unpleasant metallic taste when they start taking the medicine. It lasts for a short time.

GLUCOPHAGE and GLUCOPHAGE XR rarely cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) by themselves.

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5/9/08 7:15 P

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I'm going on my 3rd week of metformin. In the past few days I have developed an awful taste in my mouth. Does anyone else have this side effect and will it go away? I have an apt. with my OB/GYN coming up.

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