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I was wondering why some people are on Merformin and others on Metformin Er. I had heard that Medformin ER does not have as many side effects that Metformin does. My doctor put me in Metformin 500mg twice a day. Should I ask to be put on Metformin ER?
 

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Refresh my memory as to what side effects metformin has?

I was wondering why some people are on Merformin and others on Metformin Er. I had heard that Medformin ER does not have as many side effects that Metformin does. My doctor put me in Metformin 500mg twice a day. Should I ask to be put on Metformin ER?
 

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If you've been on it a month or so and are still having trouble, it sure wouldn't hurt to ask your doc to prescribe the ER version . . . the gastric issues usually subside early on, but if they don't, tell your doc. My worst complaint was mild diarrhea, which subsided in just a few days, but I know people who had nausea/cramping too, and it's really miserable.
 
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