New - Metformin IM vs ER

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I am new here, my name is Janelle. I have been Type 2 for 10 years and am on 2,000 mg. regular (immediate release) metformin for 5 years.

My last A1C was 8.9 and the Dr. increased my Met. to 850 mg. three times a day. I have had awful stomach issues which confuses me. I haven't had any problems on the 2,000 at all. He said he would switch me to 1,000 extended release twice a day. Isn't that the same thing or does the extended release work better?

I've been working long hours and have eaten too much fast trying to lose weight. Probably why my A1C was so high.

Thank you in advance for any help.


Posted about 3 years ago

I've heard some people say that ER gives them less stomach issues, though I have no personal experience. Wishing you good luck!

Posted about 3 years ago