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Is my doctor being cautious? My recent labs: non fasting glucose was154 and AC1 was 6.5. He put me on metformin 250mg. Side-affects were severe headache,nausea, chest pain, stomach cramps, watery stools and insommia(34 hrs). Next he tried 1/2 pill evey other day and I have the same side affects only insommia is 20 hours and counting.
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141598 tn?1355675363
Not everyone can tolerate the same medication. Your doctor should have pulled you immediately off Metformin and have you try one of the other 5 classes of oral diabetes medication. When filling your prescription always ask for a consultation with the Pharmacist to understand the drugs side effects. Call your doctor and stop taking any drug if you experience serious side effect/s.
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I forgot to add, to avoid drug interactions be sure to tell your doctor and the Pharmacist about everything you take - supplements and vitamins, even OTC cold medications, aspirin, etc.
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