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Metformin SR Diagemet XL 500 mg

Discussion in 'Metformin/Biguanides' started by fcabezaipad, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. fcabezaipad

    fcabezaipad Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi there,

    I have been taking Glucophage SR for 5 years, and not having any side effects, however last week the pharmacy gave me a different brand called Diagemet XL 500 mg. they told me is the same product so I have started to take this medication. The result is that I have terrible side effects such as headache, stomach pain, and feeling tired. So I have requested the pharmacy to change for Glucophage again.

    I wonder if any have the same problem with this medicine called Diagemet.


    Regards


    Frank
     
  2. catfan

    catfan I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My doctor changed mine too, I think they will be cheaper !

    Not noticed any difference.
     
  3. woodlands

    woodlands · Member

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    the same for me, last week they gave me diagemet 500g they started me off on 2x500 twice a day, my eyes are very blured and my sugar will not come down over 12, l looked it up and the dose should be lx500 a day, after 10 to 15 days then increase it l am taking them back tomorrow, had no trouble on gluphage
     
  4. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Me too after over 3 years trouble free taking Metabet SR, mine was changed to this version too a couple of months ago, and I then spent most of my time on or in close proximity to the toilet until I decided enough was enough and stopped taking it. I finally escaped my permanent attachment to the bathroom, and told GP at my recent review: at first he was going to change me back to (a lower dose of) Metabet, then changed his mind and decided I could actually manage on LCHF alone. So the blasted stuff has actually ended up (hopefully!) doing me a bit of a favour....

    Robbity
     
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