Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, June 8th, 2009
"However, up to 25% of patients develop gastrointestinal side effects leading to cessation in 5-10% of users. Metformin XL (glucophage SR) is a once a day preparation that delays absorption, leading to decreased peak metformin concentrations. We hypothesised that the XL preparation of metformin would be better tolerated than the standard immediate release (IR) preparation leading to improved adherence to therapy....
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