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Metformine and Bowel movement

Dear Sir, I am 45 years male, weigh about 150 kgs and 6 feet 1 inch tall. I do regularly tread mill exercises. I had fistula operations 4 years back. I am a diabetic and take Volix 0.2mg, Janumet 1000/50 half tablet and Telma 80 H in the morning. I take metalor 25xr and Citapyn xt 500mg in the night. I take stalopalm everyday night half tablet. I have frequent bowel movement about 6 times a day. Morning when I get up, I can’t hold my bowels even for 2 mins. After every meal I fell/go for a bowel movement. Has this bowel movement got any thing to do with metformine? My sugar levels are always under control that is 90/100 while fasting and about 140/150 after food. My family history parents are obese, having diabetes and blood pressure.
Asked On : Mon, 24 Jan 2011
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it is a fact that metformin may cause gas ,indigestion or loose stools!but not so many trips to the loo.because you are an obese guy you need metformin to suppress your appetite
but you are taking volix too which may cause these more often
Diabetes itself may cause 'diabetic diarrhea'because of autnomic neuropathy
first you may stop volix,add codiene tab twice a day,with green or black tea.,after deworming and a motion test to exclude amebiasis or giardiasis
wish you a better bottom to keep you top
Answered: Wed, 26 Jan 2011
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  Anonymous's Response
Dear sir,
Thanks very much for your inputs.
Is codiene tablet available in the same name. is there any specific mg that it is sold or I should take with my weight in mind?
Can I take Janumet 1000/50 half tablet in the day and half in the night instead of citapyn XT?
Answered: Thu, 27 Jan 2011
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