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Metformin manufacturing problem?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Ripelda, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Ripelda

    Ripelda · Member

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    I have been told that Metformin is currently unavailable due to manufacturing difficulties. This is the second time in a month, so I am wondering if its a widespread problem. I got some pills from a local independent pharmacy, but I will need another script filling soon, and the chemist I usually use won't even try to order them for me, as they say they can't get them. Is anyone else having this problem?
     
  2. louiseb

    louiseb · Well-Known Member

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    Re: Metformn manufacturing problem?

    I have not had trouble getting my metformin but I have had trouble with chemists in the past telling me they cant get my meds, I have then taken my prescription back and went to another chemist and got my meds straight away.
    try another chemist.
     
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    lj1921 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Re: Metformn manufacturing problem?

    Hi Yes I had problems a couple of weeks ago getting SR Metformin and I was told then that there was a manufacturing problem, I went to 3 different Chemist and eventually managed to get them.
     
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    Hobs Type 2 · Master

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    Re: Metformn manufacturing problem?

    My usual chemist (Boots) could not get hold of Glucophage SR ( slow release metformin) but did manage to get another brand that seems to perform exactly the same.
     
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    Daibell LADA · Master

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    For the last 2 months I have not had the usual Glucophage SR brand but the chemist has found an alternative slow release version so no delay
     
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