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Metformin tablets

Discussion in 'Diabetes Complications' started by punto53, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. punto53

    punto53 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been taking for approx 8weeks had few upset stomachs headaches etc which seemed to go eventually, now I had another prescription same tablets and dose but different make I'm now having headaches indigestion and upset stomach again could it just be a different company tablets has anyone else had same or similar problem or am I a one off!!!!!
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    Hobs Type 2 · Master

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    Re: Metformin tablets

    I doubt if the change of 'brand' will make any difference, but you might benefit if your GP changed your future scripts to SR (slow release) metformin. The SR variety are much kinder to the digestive system but a little more expensive, so you might have to stamp your feet and thump the table :wink:
     
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    ))Denise(( Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Re: Metformin tablets

    I used to get a different 'brand' of metformin every time I picked up my prescription. Some would effect me more than others. I changed chemists from Lloyds to Boots and get the same brand every time, much better.
     
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    punto53 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes think I will go to go and ask to change they did offer if things hadn't settled down. I only go to one chemist and they normally only keep teva brand but last time I had a different brand cheaper I expect but thank you .

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  5. merrymax69

    merrymax69 Type 2 · Member

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    I would definitely request the slow release tablets, I suffer from IBS and metformin caused me lots of trouble. Had no problem once moved on to modifed release. Good luck
     
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