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Liraglutide vs. Metformin for Diabetes

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Liraglutide

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/ 550 posts
Other Names: Victoza

Metformin

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/ 390,702 posts
Other Names: Glucophage   Glumetza   Glucophage XR   Fortamet   Metforming
Rating: 0.5 out of 5
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Liraglutide (NN2211), marketed under the brand name Victoza, is a long-acting glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analog that has been developed by Novo Nordisk for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The product was approved by the European Medicines Ag... 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 metformin experimenter
August 2, 2014
metformin experimenter wrote
meformin & thyroid (TSH)
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By Hemm
July 11, 2014
Hemm wrote
Metformin
I also take Metformin 500mg and my A1c was also 6.1 and I was told I'm pre-diabetic.I need yo lose weight and I believe that will take care of the whole pill taking thing.I have changed my the way I eat.
MKeith  |  September 21, 2014
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By Karenbc
April 29, 2014
Karenbc wrote
Metformin and Aleve
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I was taking two pills a day and had to stop because I was constantly hungry. Maybe you nee to cut back to one.
Stephanie  |  August 23, 2014
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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People with Chronic halitosis have no idea of how bad it is, when it is “on” or “off” and when it is really acutely tragic. Once the source is identified, a reasonable person will take every necessary action they know to do to remedy it or reduce it to a bearable level by all means necessary. I am a reasonable man, but unfortunately, i could not solve a problem i don't know how to fix.
I had suffered with it for over 5 years (correlating to my time on Metformin) and never knew the height, dept
DrMike76  |  August 13, 2014
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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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i take metformin also.i have these weird like hunger pains to the point where im in severe pain i have looked up everything my thyroid and other stuff i just dont know what to do i hurt so bad
Nancy Mosley  |  September 22, 2014
I had the exact same problem - my consultant advised me to take 1500 metformin at bedtime which worked brilliant I don't suffer in the day anymore!! Best advise find a brilliant endocrine professor!! After five wrong diagnosis from different doctors I found a brilliant endocrine specialist he is a researcher and he has patients from all over uk! I have other endocrine problems thyroid etc and if it wasn't for him I'd have been palmed off with painkillers by other doctors that were clearly not
Andrea  |  September 1, 2014
Correction..... Taken
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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What patients are saying about Liraglutide vs. Metformin

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love liraglutide ,Victoza I have started on this drug ,its...
I love liraglutide ,Victoza I have started on this drug ,its a great drug seems to work ...drug 12 and i have lantus and novorapid and metformin as well but this liraglutide seems to be great w...
has made a vast difference to many health issues in my...
... pio metformin so I was ...was by being put onto Victoza injections to go with the pio metformin. The Victoza (liraglutide) has made a vast difference to many health issues in my life and t...
I am also taking metformin with the liraglutide. It...
Hi! I have just started taking liraglutide today (0.6). I have been on Byetta for 5 months and ...night! I am also taking metformin with the liraglutide. It was interesting to see...
I am also taking metformin with the liraglutide. It...
...Hi! I have just started taking liraglutide today (0.6). I have been on Byetta for 5 months and ...night! I am also taking metformin with the liraglutide. It was interesting to see...
Disease. Happily helping to moderate this great...
...Type 2 diabetes Metformin 500mg td Cholesterol and blood pressure on target with medication. Also living with Parkinson's Disease. Happily helping to moderate this...
then again i have a reaction to Metformin too but my nurse...
...I have been on Sitagliptin and had terrible itching and been sick quite a bit but then again i have a reaction to Metformin too but my nurse wants me to go on Liraglutide...
and I took metformin and it definitely helped with my...
...drugs with hyperglycemia and I took metformin and it definitely helped with my hyperglycemia and ...too close to getting diabetes and I want ...Robertc just posted about Liraglutide, but it h...
similar. I have been taking metformin and glicazide for my...
...similar. I have been taking metformin and glicazide for my ...along with non-insulin injections of Liraglutide. Over the last few months ...I have been taken off the Liraglutide and started...
is called liraglutide its a great drug ,I don't know if...
Hi mercat ,I have been on lantus as well since 2005 ...have been on lantus and metformin ,I also am on novorapid ...a new drug which is called liraglutide its a great drug ,I don't know if nz...
(1.2mg dose) together - and no major problems; I...
...gliclazide (80mg) and liraglutide (1.2mg dose) together - and no major problems; I take ...morning (with my metformin); and the same ...aggresive when used in conjunction with liraglutide (m...
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