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10/13/11 3:37 P

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B/c my insurance wouldn't cover the ER Metformin, I only take 2 of the regular pills a day and only take them when I eat...otherwise I am sick as a dog.

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9/25/11 9:07 P

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I took them for a long time. My body tolerated it well. My insurance changed and will not pay for the extended release. :(

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9/12/11 12:11 P

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i had to switch to ER due to side effects... i have been able to tolerate it and it does seem to be working.

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8/28/11 5:44 P

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Hmmm. Im on one pill a day metformin. Im not sure of the dose of the top of my head but I know I used to have to take 2 pills 3 times a day. All are horse pills and not easy to swallow but the one a day is oval and not so bad. They are pressed pills and not capsules. I have not had to many side effects from metformin and nor truly sure what to look for. So far so good for me though. I do see weight loss and better sugar tolarance with it so I guess its working correctly.

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8/28/11 2:18 P

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I actually had the opposite problem. Having to take 4 pills of the ER version to get 2000 mg per day I wasn't able to tolerate but I switched to the regular version in 1000mg pills and have been able to stay on it with less intestinal distress. I think it had to do with the pill casings that don't dissolve all the time for me personally but I do have another medical condition that could cause the problem.

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8/28/11 10:07 A

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I was unable to take the 2-3 times a day pills. They just were so big that I would choke. The time realsed one is a lower dose and I only have to take it once a day. I love it, but as with all pills I tend to forget it for a few days. Im just starting to take it again and love that its once a day and not have to worry about keeping the multiple doses on time.

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8/27/11 11:49 P

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I've been on it for around 2 weeks now. It has worked okay and I've been better able to remember to take it everyday.

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8/27/11 5:12 P

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I have not tried this, but I also could not handle the side effects from the metformin. Please let me know how it works for you.

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8/26/11 9:10 P

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I couldn't handle the side effects of Metformin and I switched to the Metformin Extended Release. I'm wondering if it works as well. Your thoughts...

Jennifer

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