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I've had pain of left side attributed to metformin side effect. What do I do now? I need to take it for my diabetes.

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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: There is a

Time-release metformin known as Glumetza which many people can take successfully even though they cannot take regular metformin.
It is, however, a brand name product, and more expensive. Insurance may allow it if your doctor sends a pa stating you're intolerant to conventional metformin.

In brief: There is a

Time-release metformin known as Glumetza which many people can take successfully even though they cannot take regular metformin.
It is, however, a brand name product, and more expensive. Insurance may allow it if your doctor sends a pa stating you're intolerant to conventional metformin.
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