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Just been given different brand

Discussion in 'Metformin/Biguanides' started by airsair, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. airsair

    airsair Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Have only been taking metformin for 10 weeks . The brand was Diagemet xl.
    Just got new prescription home and they are now Bolamyn Sr?
    Is this ok?
    Should i return them to my pharmacist?
     
  2. jack412

    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    both are a slow release and metformin is metformin, I don't think you will notice, but I've been wrong before :)
    if you do, this one could be the good one?
     
  3. airsair

    airsair Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The only problem will be getting them down. They are massive.
     
  4. Marvin

    Marvin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I must have been given at least six different brands of slow release Metformin in the last couple of years. The only difference I can tell between them is the size of the tablets. Bolamyn are quite big, and the smallest I've had are Metabet.
     
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    Debs1970 Type 2 · Member

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    I'm on Bolamyn and its ruining my life...... If you have any side effects, tell them you want to go back to your original.
     
  6. Debs1970

    Debs1970 Type 2 · Member

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    Just been prescribed Metabet. Do you think it will affect me the same way Bolamyn did.? It's the same medicine I guess
     
  7. ButtterflyLady

    ButtterflyLady Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes it's the same medicine, I wouldn't expect much difference. :(
     
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    Celeriac Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    There have been supply issues with Glucophage SR and we had to resort to running around pharmacies and getting Bolamyn. GP gave me an extra prescription so I have 2 weeks reserve now. It's not the first time this has happened but GPS in my town weren't informed of the problem this year.
     
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