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Different Metformin Tablets?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Cultivator, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Cultivator

    Cultivator · Active Member

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    Hi,

    Has anyone else had a change of tablets and an increase in ''gut issues' recently? After years on little oval metformin tablets from a box with a turquoise circle shape on, my surgery has started dishing out round tablets in a grey/yellow box which are a totally different kettle of fish. My friend has had the same reaction to them as I have - although the diabetic nurse insists 'they are the same'
    I haven't been able to find the workds 'slow release' anywehre on either packet ... do the SR ones say so somewhere? These new ones are definitely not 'slow release' in one respect at least :p :oops:
     
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    ))Denise(( Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I changed my pharmacy when I kept getting different brands all the time. Mine have always been round, but they were a different generic type each time and I found there was a difference in them. Less problems with the brand I get from the pharmacy I changed to,
     
  3. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. The SR version always say SR and as there are only a few brands you don't tend to change so often.
     
  4. Hobs

    Hobs Type 2 · Master

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    Read the patient information leaflet that comes in the pack. That should give all the info about the tablets.
     
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    prwilson · Active Member

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    I seem to get several different brands of Metformin, I've always presumed the chemist shops around and they're what he can get the best deal on. I've not noticed any difference between brands.
     
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