A 38-year-old male asked:
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35 yr old diabetic. a1c 7.7 Taking 100mg Januvia. couldn't handle metformin er. Dr. trying brand name Glumetza saying it is easier on stomach. why?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Try it: Glumetza is an excellent drug. It is a modified release drug that uses advanced polymer delivery technology to slowly release the drug over a long period of time. The slow release action decreases the side effects typically seen with normal metformin.
Answered on Jan 8, 2018

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