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Metformin/ Yaltormin

Discussion in 'Diabetes Medication and Drugs' started by 84green, Apr 27, 2020.

  1. 84green

    84green · Well-Known Member

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    I recently emailed my GP following a private HbA1c test which showed my level at 38 mmol/mol, down from 56 on 4 February. I am currently prescribed 4 x 500mg Metformin SR per day.

    Had a phone call from the surgery this morning telling me to move to 2 x 500mg per day pending a further review at my next test in July. I was expecting / hoping for this.

    On checking my medication on line I see that my prescription has been changed to 2 x 500mg Yaltormin SR per day.

    Is Yaltormin a new brand name. Is there any difference between the two in terms of side effects?

    Thanks.
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you google it, it appears to be metformin.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    84green · Well-Known Member

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    thanks Rachel. I see it’s quite a bit cheaper than other forms - which may be the answer! I’m waiting to see how my next test goes and whether gp reduces further or takes me off altogether. I probably have enough of the original until then anyway.
     
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