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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Parish Says:

What is the difference between metformin Hcl and metformin zyd

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Kay Says:

What is the difference between metformin 500MG tablet ZYD and metformin HCL ER Tabs 500 mg?

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gale Says:

i see a lot of questions but no answers..don't anybody got guts to answer..?

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Elisa Says:

I saw the pill bottle and notice it was different one said TEVA and the other ZYD

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Sherri Says:

I have always taken metformin 500mg hcl and now I am on metformin zyd, what is the difference? My blood sugar is not lowering with this med, also trouble breathing and going to the bathroom, never had these symptoms before on the hcl?
can you help?

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Nanook Says:

Metformin ZYD made me feel poisoned, too. The constipation was unbearable and I stopped taking it since even on the lowest dose I felt just awful.

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lisa Says:

the zyd is so different cause it is made in india with cheap no good fillers. we in the us is now being treated like third world in spite of our high insurance premiums.

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lisa l Says:

the zyd metformin is such a crap, no good it dosent work and has awfull side effects

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lb Says:

if you take your metformin after you eat, it will stop the diarhea

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