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Janumet vs. Metformin for Diabetes

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Janumet

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Other Names: Glucophage   Glumetza   Glucophage XR   Fortamet   Metforming
Rating: 4 out of 5
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Rating: 4 out of 5
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Sitagliptin/metformin (trade name Janumet) is an anti-diabetic drug, being a combination drug of sitagliptin (a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor) and metformin... Read more on Wikipedia
Metformin (International Nonproprietary Name, pronounced , originally sold as Glucophage) is an oral antidiabetic drug in the biguanide class. It is the first-line treatment drug of choice for the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2, in particu... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Hemm
July 11, 2014
Hemm wrote
Metformin
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By Karenbc
April 29, 2014
Karenbc wrote
Metformin and Aleve
I have been taking Metformin for about 4 yrs now, and just the thought of swallowing the pill makes me wanna gag. I hate the taste of it on my tongue. I also take it while I eat... at least before my last bite, so that I know that it will go down. Another thing I noticed is, when I forget to take it for a day, I get gassy when I start it again. I thought it was just me.
misteek  |  July 22, 2014
I HAVE BEEN TAKING 500 MGS OF METFORUM A DAY FOR 10 YEARS. AT FIRST IT MADE ME SICK. VERY SICK TO MY STOMACH. BUT I STARTED EATING SOMETHING FIRST BEFORE I TOOK MY PILL. I FOUND THAT WAS THE THING TO DO. NOW I JUST TAKE IT AND I DONT ET SICK ANYMORE
ALICE  |  June 29, 2014
There is a time release Metformin which helped me with some reactions. Dr. almost didn't mention it though. Tammy
June 23, 2014
I have the runs all day. If I bend down 2 tie my shoe, underwear change. My stomach is upset all the time. I'm afraid to pass gas, I might shard myself.
Tee  |  June 17, 2014
My doctor prescribed 1000 mg Metformin twice a day. I took just the first evening and second day morning and evening. I had a total throw up the whole evening dinner and little lunch grapefruit. I stopped taking that. I just went back to my old pill Glyb/Metformin 2.5/500. I watch what I eat now in order to take just half of it once daily. If I have a big dinner, I had to take the whole pill. I try to eat less meats and more vegetables. My sis just warned me on the long taking Metformin
Oli  |  June 17, 2014
I am light headed on the Metformin too. Just started it a couple of weeks ago.
JohnMc  |  May 26, 2014
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By Angel's Mom
January 23, 2014
Angel's Mom wrote
Metformin & Bad Breath
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By Bob
December 5, 2013
Bob wrote
Type 2 Diabetes, Metformin and Lovastatin
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That is interesting. Please keep posted as I am border line high cholesterol and they have debated wether they should risk cholestorol meds because I have a fatty liver, and it is a med that works throught the liver.
Nissa  |  January 10, 2014
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By stank mouth
October 15, 2013
stank mouth wrote
stanky mouth from metformin
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By donna dube
August 21, 2013
donna dube wrote
metformin and stomach problems
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Carolyn  |  April 10, 2014
I know the feeling. It gave me lactic acidosis. I am trying to be compensated by the doctors who prescribed it without considering that I had chf and kidney damage. I was t Ken off the drug but two weeks later I am still dealing the gas, bloating. A gastroenterology is who studies the digestive tract

Carolyn  |  April 10, 2014
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By Kechu
August 2, 2013
Kechu wrote
Experience with Janumet
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What patients are saying about Janumet vs. Metformin

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(50mg/1000mg respectively). I don't have those side effects...
...Janumet which is a combo of sitagliptin and metformin (50mg/1000mg respectively). I don't have those...
and my sugar is stabalizing and I have had no side effects
...of metformin and januvia, and had severe stomach problems, a new doctor put me on onglyza and glumetza, and my sugar is...
the Janumet and just go back to metformin alone, which will...
...expensive.   Oh, Dr said that if my A1C still looks good next three month check, she'll try taking me off the Janumet and just go back to metformin alone,...
family doctor has taken me off of Metformin and put me on...
...me off of Metformin and put me on Janumet. I was having lots of problems with nausea with the Metformin. But when I checked on my insurance site it shows that they don't pay for...
on Janumet ( Januvia in the US) and there are no problems
...toilet issues with metformin. I'm on Janumet ( Januvia in the US) and there are...
the energy the phen gives. has boosted my mood which helps...
...on Janumet(januvia and metformin) 1000 ...a problem with the metformin for me. I can deal with it, especially because of the energy the phen gives. has boosted my mood which helps big time. anyw...
I have noticed a FAST heartbeat, irritability / sadness...
...with metformin- dosage: 50/1000 twice a day. I have noticed a FAST heartbeat, irritability / sadness, higher ...OFF JANUMET. Most noticeable side effect is the increased heart rate- it...
down into range.I went on Metformin and worked up to 1,000...
...came down into range.I went on Metformin and worked up to 1,000 ...almost in range. I changed to Janumet and got into range for a short while.My stomach could not tolerate metformin as it tore ...
Metformin in it but I have not had any side effects from...
...tumor....... Also I switched from Metformin due to the gas and upset stomach to Janumet and it agrees very well with me......it does have Metformin in it but I have not had any side effects from...
time. However, every morning I am becoming hypoglycemic...
My doctor changed my medication to Janumet 50/1000mg metformin twice a day one at breakfast and one at dinner time. However, every morning I am becoming hypoglycemic. But my fasting blood...
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