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anon125

is there a best brand of metformin 500mg?

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anon125

i have taken APO brand for years, but it probably will no longer be made.
suggestions?
here is what is available locally
thanks all


APO 500 mg
Each white, round, biconvex, scored, film-coated tablet, scored, engraved "M" over "500" on one side and "APO" on the other side, contains metformin HCl 500 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose type LF, magnesium stearate, methylcellulose, polyethylene glycol, and titanium dioxide.

ACT 500 mg
Each white-to-off-white, round, film-coated, biconvex tablet with logo on one side and "M" over "M" on the other contains 500 mg of metformin HCl. Nonmedicinal ingredients: crospovidone, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol, povidone, talc, and titanium dioxide.
 
Teva 500 mg
Each white, round, biconvex tablet, scored on one side, engraved "novo" on the reverse, contains metformin HCl 500 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: magnesium stearate and povidone. Gluten- and tartrazine-free.
 
Sandoz 500 mg
Each white, round, double radius, film-coated tablet debossed "M500" on one side and scored on the other side contains 500 mg of metformin HCl. Nonmedicinal ingredients: povidone K 90, magnesium stearate; film-coating: hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E 171), and macrogol 4000.

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TX_Clint

I would recommend getting Metformin ER (Extended Release Metformin) regardless of the brand. Using the ER version seems to alleviate most complications. 

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