Metformin 500mg Tab Side Effects

15 Replies Updated

Conversation Starter

Dolly Says:

I have been on this drug for almost 4 weeks now. I have had diahrea really bad. It is always like water. Everything I eat goes straight through. I have been taking anti diarhea pills with no help. I have lost ten pounds. Is this normal and what can i do for it?

Showing Replies 1 - 15 of 15 RSS Feed

of 1    
Gale Says:

I stopped taking metformin about 2 years ago because of diarhrea and also the fact that I wanted to completely control my diabetes with diet only. Diet did work somewhat but did not put my blood sugar numbers into the "normal zone". I began taking metformin again recently to further reduce my blood sugar and to lose weight. As long as I eat NO SUGAR, NO BREAD, NO RICE, NO POTATOES, NO PASTA AND NO RICE - I never have diarhea now. LOW CARB IS THE WAY TO GO IF YOU HAVE DIABETES.

Was this helpful?     1     0  
Verwon Says:

Yes, the diarrhea can be a normal side effect of the medication Metformin, however, it should taper off in severity after your body gets used to the medication, which can take as long as 6 weeks.

Learn more Metformin details here.

Similarly to what Gale said, you may need to make some dietary adjustments to prevent the problem and you should consult your doctor, as they may have other ideas for what you can do to alleviate the issue.

Are there any other comments or questions?

Was this helpful?     0     1  
Sunny Says:

You know sweetheart, sometimes we need to take charge of our own health by researching, losing weight, eating right, and especially adding greens into your diet. Type 2 diabetes CAN be reversed!

Was this helpful?     0     2  
Florence Says:

I am taking METFORMIN HCL ER 500 mg tablet Sando 00185-4416-01 ... Take 3 tablets by mouth every morning with breakfast. Result: I am having watery diahreaha ... I go about 5 times before it quits.

I thought this was a new kind, not to cause diahreaha

Was this helpful?     1     0  
Florence Says:

I weigh 115 # @ 5'l" and have had diabetes for about 24 years. I recently lost 35 pounds and no longer need insulin!!! I feel great, have lots of energy and sleep well and have NO pain!! I hate having diaharea!! Why is this metformin causing this. I thought this was a new slow release kind?

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Gale Says:

Try eating only bacon and eggs for breakfast when you take your medication.. No sugar, no cereal, no bread or other carbs. Do this for a few days and see what happens.
Metformin speeds sugar and carbs through your system so that they are not absorbed by the intestines. If you eat sugar and carbs you will have the runs.

Was this helpful?     1     0  
Radman Says:

I had been taking regular Metformin, 500mg twice a day and had significant loose bowl. I did a simple google and found that Metformin XL had less frequent loose bowl. I have been on the XL form for several years and upon starting the XL the loose bowl stopped. The XL does what it describes while the regular Metformin dumps the drug quite quickly into your system and hence the runs.

Was this helpful?     0     0  
MissyM Says:

It still gives me diarrhea, but not like it did when I first started taking was terrible, at first, I'd go so much, my bum hole burned and on occasion bled. Thank god that is all over, BUT, taking it with food helps.

Was this helpful?     0     0  

Mario Says:
via mobile

I'm using apo metafotmin for 9 day now and sugar when from 23 to 7.9 now and was watching not to eat sugar, should I continue dose pills

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Shae Says:
via mobile

I am new to metformin because i have type 2 diabetes. I didnt take it yet because even tho people react differently to side effects i decided to look at reviews first or at least do my own research.

Was this helpful?     0     0  
gun Says:
via mobile

How to reverse?You mean the number will be range 4 to 6.if you eat wrongly,diabetic again?

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Swampcat Says:
via mobile

I had gotten off metformin because my stomach stayed tore up. But I couldn't keep my sugar numbers down. I was put back on 500 mg. twice daily and here comes the pain. Insides hurting, diarrhea, a knot like thing hurting my breast bone, nights sweats, etc. I cut back my night meds to 250 mg and after about a month I was able to take the full dosage and get my numbers in line with a low carb/sugar diet. Gassy still, inside aches, but no more diarrhea.

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Rocky Says:
via mobile

I've taken metformin 500mg for almost a month and my stomach's always aching, my whole body has pain and I get headaches. My creatinine is high at 1.27 to 1.66. Please advise.

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Ken Says:
via mobile

I went through much the same. I cut my dose in half for a month then was able to take the regular prescribed dosage without any problems.

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Sodapop Says:

I get very bad constipation from metformin. Does anybody else have that side effect? From what I read most people have the opposite

Was this helpful?     0     0  

Viewing page 1 of 1     Reply

More Discussions:

Metformin Hcl 500mg Tab Side Effects
I was recently switched from Glyburid-Metformin to Metformin HCL 500 MG - I have been experiencing frequent migrane head... 2 replies
metformin hcl 500mg sa tab side effects
what is the difference between metformin and metformin SA ## Hello, Gary! How are you? The SA stands for sustained actio... 1 reply
metformin 2500mg side effects
I take 1500mg in the morning after breakfast and 1000 mg after dinner. I was told it can lead to early memory loss. Is t... 2 replies
On Metformin 500MG twice a Day with Side Effects
My Doctor just recently Diagnosed me with Type 2 Diabetes a Month ago. So i was prescribed and have been taking Metformi... 27 replies
iam taking krimson35 along with metformin tablets what are side effects & what is the time for pregnancy after 21 days of pills
iam 25 yrs old,my first baby got miscarried in 5 months an year ago, how to get pregnant for the next baby .as iam takin... 14 replies
Metformin Side Effects
I am non diabetic but obese 48-year-old female. My doctor gave me Glucomet 500 mg half tablet morning and half tablet in... 1 reply
metformin side effects weird dreams
i have been taking Glycomet (metformin +glimepiride) i am getting weird dreams practically throughout the night. i have ...
Metformin 850mg Side Effects
Can metformin 850 mg can cause a loss in weight of the diabetic? Thanks ## I've been diabetic since 2000 and have be... 4 replies
Metformin 1000mg Side Effects
I am on 1500 mg of metformin and started getting diarrhea every other day. Is this the cause? ## Yes, it can cause gastr... 3 replies
Metformin Hcl 500 Mg Side Effects
Can I use Metformin for weight reduction? I wanted to know about the side effects of Metformin... ## I wouldn't coun... 29 replies

Post a Reply

No registration needed.
Simply fill out the form below.



 Optional, stays hidden.
Get notified when a reply is posted here.

4) Text Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Show Verification Text

with the privacy policy (20191231).

This form will be submitted securely
Privacy policy cookies information


Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.

Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 2 January 2018.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2021 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA