Research

Metformin is a revolutionary treatment for Type II diabetes. It is prescribed 64.8 million times per year, putting it among the top 10 most prescribed pills on the market. However, it faces critical limitations: it is hard to swallow, and it causes significant gastrointestinal side effects.

*Based on 500 patients clinical study.

 

 

 

Research and Development Partner

 

Duke University Medical Center (current clinical trial)

 

Patient testimonials

Sarah

"Hi, maybe it's just me but I have to crush the Glucophage cause I can't get it past my throat and am afraid I will choke on the horsepill. Also, 500 mg in the morning and at night cause everything I've eaten that day to rush to my backside, sorry for the TMI."

Marsha

"I have always had trouble swallowing pills. Just started on Metformin, and it is a big pill. You can't crush, split, or break it because it is time released. Any good advice how to make swallowing this pill easier."

John

"I have had diabetes type for two years now I am overwhelmed. I am afraid of it. ... I was prescribed metformin but the pills are huge and I am one of those that have trouble swallowing pills."

Reasons why you have skipped/ delayed a dose of your metformin treatment?

  • I had difficulty swallowing the pills.
  • I didn't like having to take a pill.
  • I experienced an unpleasant aftertaste.
  • I experienced an unpleasant odor.
  • It wasn't convenient to swallow.
  • I was concerned about choking or gagging.

Reasons why you have stopped taking your metformin treatment?

  • I had difficulty swallowing the pills.
  • It wasn't convenient to swallow.
  • I was experiencing side effects.
  • I experienced a metallic aftertaste.
  • I had difficulty swallowing the pills.
  • I detected a "fishy" odor.
  • I was concerned about choking or gagging.