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Difference In Metformin 500mg Tab Zyd And Sandoz

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Deb Says:
 
I have taken metformin 500mg tabs Sandoz for years today when I picked up my medicine they gave me metformin 500 mg tab zyd. What is the difference in the two?

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Verwon Says:
 
Hello, Deb! How are you?

Sandoz and Zydus are just the manufacturers, so that's the only difference based on what you've posted. Your pharmacy is just carrying one that's been manufactured by a different company.

Learn more Metformin details here.

Are there any other questions or concerns?

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Jimm Says:
 
that just happened to me also, i went from the sandoz to the zyd (metformin 500mg) , the zyd is bigger and ive been on it a couple weeks, ever since they switched, (same pharmacy,(walmart) same drugest) so why the 2 different pills?..back to my comment, ever since they switched me to this bigger pill ive had a hard time going to the bathroom, i have to go but it wont come out and when i finally force it out, it hurts, maybe a coincidence but just seems strange, i take lisinopril 30mg with it, i was takin 20 mg with the sandoz metformin but they bumped me up to the 30mg..

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Ruby Says:
 
Just the MFG is not the difference and you iknow it -- ZYD giaves you more problems to deal with thna the Sandoz does Fixing to take my bottle back to walmart and tell them to stuff it--you spend years keeping your weight down and this ZYD makes you gain weight -- this is not for m e

ZYD and SANDOZ to different companys that do not make the metformin tabliet the SAME - there are differenct med in the ZYD than in the SANDOZ

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ETR Says:
 
2-07-2014, I have been taking 500 mg of Metformin, Caraco 2 times a day for 3 years, and was able to keep my A1C at 6.0. My insurance changed 1-1-2014, and I picked up my RX from Walmart, and they gave me 500 mg of Metformin, Zyd. I am still taking the pills 2 times a day, but my blood glucose readings are all above 105, and as high as 165. Is there a difference in the two different Metformin pills? I also have diahrea most mornings after taking my pill.

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Don Says:
 
am having the same things, I believe the zyd is cheaper than Sandoz, ergo, we get to suffer


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Cindy Says:
 
I have had my Metformin 500mg changed to the Metformin 500mg ZYD. Well I have discovered I am allergic to this medicine. I have difficulty trying to get a full breathe of air, my arms, face and neck that I notice have red blotches. The size of the pill is different and it has a 70 on one side and a Z on the other. I have not had a chance to speak with my Doctor yet.

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ETR Says:
 
Ruby, Kenny says don't take your love to town.

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Ken Says:
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The ZYD i got from Wal-Mart has a NASTY salty coating to it. Makes me nauseous every time I take it and i take it twice a day. W-M pharmacist says its wll in my head. Its gonna be all in her behind if shes not careful.

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ATR Says:
 
I was using metformin 850 mg bluefish with the combination of one tablet of cholesterol control. I was taking metformin three times a days. My diabetic level was going to normal and it was stable for three weeks around 5.6 to 5.8. I was happy, my medicine finished and I got another 100 tablets from medical store, it was metformin 850 mg Sandoz. It did not suit me really. I am feeling tired and weakness, heart impression goes down some thing like that. I will definitely contact with my doctor in a couple of days. I just need to know metformin 850 bluefish and metformin 850 Sandoz are two different tablets or these are the same?

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Brenda Says:
 
What is the difference between Metformin hcl er and Metformin zyd? I have always taken the hcl er and when I picked up my Rx today it just had Metformin zyd.

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myjoy2go Says:
 
Quote: "What is the difference between Metformin hcl er and Metformin zyd? I have always taken the hcl er and when I picked up my Rx today it just had Metformin zyd ." End Quote
Meformin HCL ER is Extended Release and Metformin ZYD is Regular. I would check with the pharmacy to make sure the script is correct or and with your doctor.


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