Consult your health care professional about the risks of using this medication for your condition as it may cause a life threatening condition called lactic acidosis; before starting on a course with the same.
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|| Glucophage Generic
|Common Brand :
|| Fortamet, Glucophage, Glucophage XR, Glumetza, Riomet
Generic Metformin has been found to be useful in the treatment of diabetes (type 2) in adults as well as in children. It aids in keeping blood sugar under control.This medication can also be used with insulin and may also be considered for other conditions.
Metformin has been found to be useful in regulating blood sugar in those affected by diabetes. This is a condition whereby due to some reason, the production of insulin in the body decreases. Insulin is an important hormone and one of its main functions is to control blood glucose (sugar). Glucose is produced in the liver and it also enters the body by way of food. This glucose level should be regulated to acceptable levels. This job is done by insulin. When insulin levels decrease in the body, glucose levels increase. Metformin takes over the job of insulin and keeps blood sugar from increasing.
Metformin has been found most suitable in reducing blood sugar because it does not increase insulin levels, which in turn may lead to very low level of blood sugar; which again is a problem in itself (hypoglycemia). Thus, Metformin regulates blood sugar with minimum side effects.
Metformin has also been effective in retarding the progress of diabetes in those who may become diabetic in future.
This medication is available as
Metformin tablets: 500mg, 8500mg and 1000mg.
Tablets (extended release): 500mg, 750mg and 1000mg.
Users can buy Metformin (sustained release) from us right now.
Metformin (Glucophage) should be taken with food, unless otherwise directed by your health care professional. For some forms of Metformin, the dosage may only be taken once with the evening meals.
One has to be careful while taking the extended release Metformin tablets. This tablet should be swallowed whole and must be broken, chewed or crushed. The reason being, that the medication is designed for slow release in to the body. This is the way it works best. If it is chewed or crushed, then the entire medication is released into the body at once.
For more dosage, overdose, missed dose and usage information, you can consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Metformin users should monitor their condition and report to their health care professional immediately if they feel any adverse reactions after generic Metformin use. Very rarely, there may be serious side effects like: lack of sensation in arms and legs, rise in body temperature, unusually fast weight gain, exhaustion even with a little effort, etc. For a detailed list of Metformin side effects you can consult your health care professional.