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Previous question about Glucophage below:
"What have you heard that makes you afraid of
Glucophage? My name is Shari from Wisconsin & I have
been taking it,amaryl, & avandia for almost 2yrs. The
only problem I had was when I had too high a dose of
glucophage I had trouble with diarhea & frequent
movements (gross I know). I am just wondering if there
is something I do not know."
Subject: Problems with Glucophage
I too had diarrhea problems with Glucophage, but it’s really helping keep my glucose level down, so I don’t want to discontinue it. Since I take two 500 mg. daily, my doctor recommended I take one at night and one in the morning. Splitting them up like this seems to really help with the aforementioned problem.
Not to change the subject, but can anyone recommend something to stop (or at least cut down on) the frequent urination…especially at night. I need to get some sleep!
Subject: RE: GlucoMenu Support-Group (r.e. Glucophage)
My husband was on glucophage for a while and had the problem of diarrhea,
loss of appetite, and weight loss (he did not need to lose weight). His
general practitioner (not the one who prescribed glucophage) said that
glucophage was mostly for patients who needed to lose weight. He is not
taking glucophage now but is on amaryl and avandia with very satisfactory
One interesting thing I noticed while he was still on the glucophage: If he
was diligent about watching his diet, he did not have the problem with
diarrhea! The diarrhea came when he ate too many carbohydrates.
Jean in AZ
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