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Metformin

Metformin is the active ingredient found in Glucophage Tablet. The drug is popularly used to control blood glucose level (blood sugar level) in the body. It should be used with proper diet and exercise plan to derive maximum benefit from the drug.
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Usage

What are Metformin uses?  How does it treat Diabetes Mellitus?

Metformin is an oral diabetes medicine which is mainly used to control blood sugar levels. Glucophage Generic diabetes medication is mainly given together with diet as well as an exercise in order to improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This medicine is also sometimes used together with insulin or other medication such as Jardiance. Remember that Metformin is not used for treating type 1 diabetes.  

Glucophage has also helped many people to lose weight. 

Metformin generic drug is available in the brand names of Fortamet, Glucophage as well as Glumetza.  

You can easily buy Metformin online or from our Pillsfind pharmacy at a reasonable price.  

It is found that Metformin medication can help women with PCOS lose weight because it is the diabetes drug that assists your body use insulin which further helps to slow down the testosterone production.    

Therefore, it has been seen that people who use Metformin 500mg weight loss along with healthy diet and exercise managed to lose the most weight. 

What is the Dosage of Diabetes Medicine Metformin Glucophage? 

It is important for you to take Metformin HCL exactly in the same manner as prescribed by your doctor. Strictly follow all the direction that is mentioned on your prescription label and carefully read all the medication guides or instruction sheets. There might be chances that doctor change your dosage off Glucophage pill occasionally. Until and unless your doctor changes the dose take the medicine as directed.  

Take Glucophage with food unless your doctor tells you to stop. Some of the forms of this Metformin medication are taken only once a day with the evening meal. So follow your doctor instruction carefully. If you are taking extended-release tablet then do not crush, chew or break. Just swallow it whole.    

The liquid medicine needs to be measured carefully. For measuring you need to use the syringe which is provided or use a medicine dose-measuring device. Make sure that you don’t use the kitchen spoon as you might get the wrong measure of dose.  

The best way to take Glucophage is as directed by your doctor. Some tablets are made using a shell which might not get absorbed or melted in your body. So, in this case, the part of this shell will appear in your stool. This is normal and is surely not going to make your Metformin medication less effective. 

There are chances that you might suffer from lower blood sugar i.e. hypoglycaemia and feel shaky, hungry, irritable, anxious, dizzy as well as confused. In order to treat hypoglycaemia quickly, you need to eat or drink a fast-acting source of sugar such as hard candy, fruit juice, raisins, crackers or non-diet soda.   

Your doctor might prescribe you a glucagon injection kit if you suffer from serious hypoglycaemia. So, in this case, make sure that your family or close friends know how to give you this injection if there is any emergency case.  

Metformin is available in different strengths 500mg, 850mg and 1000mg, so the dosage of this medicine is completely based on your medical condition or the way your body is responding.   

Your blood glucose levels are mainly affected by surgery, alcohol use, stress, skipping meals, illness as well as exercise. So it is very important for you to consult your doctor once before you change your medication schedule as well as dose.  

Remember that Metformin diabetes medication is a part of a complete treatment program which also includes exercise, regular blood sugar testing, diet as well as special medical care. So you need to follow your doctor’s instruction closely in order to get the best results.  

During your treatment, your doctor might tell you to take extra vitamin B12 while using metformin tablets so make sure that you take the medicine only the amount which your doctor has prescribed. Store the medicine at room temperature right away from heat, direct light as well as moisture. 

There are chances that your doctor might start this medication at a lower dose in starting so that your body can adjust the medicine. If you want to get the most benefit from Metformin 500 mg tablet then make sure you take it on a regular basis. Take this medicine at the same time each day so that you remember to take it.  

After your medication starts, if you see that your condition persists or worsens then you need to contact your doctor immediately.  

What if you miss a dose of Metformin? 

If you miss any dose then you need to take it immediately as soon as you remember. But remember that if it’s time for your next dose then do not take the missed dose because two doses cannot be taken at the same time.  

What do you need to avoid while taking Metformin Pill? 

You need to completely avoid the intake of alcoholic beverages as it lowers the blood sugar and increases the risk of lactic acidosis.  

Can you take Metformin Tablet during pregnancy? 

If you are pregnant then follow your doctor’s instruction carefully. During pregnancy it is very important to take care of your blood sugar control and your dose of Glucophage tablets is completely different during each trimester of pregnancy. So during your Metformin medication, if you become pregnant then inform your doctor immediately.  

There are chances that this medicine might stimulate ovulation in a premenopausal woman and increase the risk of an unplanned pregnancy. So it is better to talk to your doctor beforehand about all the risk. 

Can a breastfeeding woman take Glucophage

Stop the use of Metformin 500mg, 850mg and 1000mg, if you are breastfeeding because it can harm the nursing baby.  

Precautions to be taken while using Diabetes Medication Metformin 

You should not use this medicine strictly if you are allergic to it or if suffering from serious kidney disease or metabolic acidosis or diabetic ketoacidosis.  

You need to stop the intake of Metformin blood pressure medication temporarily; in case you need to have any surgery or any type of x-ray or CT scan using a dye that is injected into your veins. You need to ensure that your caregivers are aware before that you are using this medicine.  

It is important for you to inform your doctor well in advance if you have ever suffered from:

  • Heart disease, congestive heart failure
  • Kidney disease (make sure that the doctor checks your kidney function before you start this medication)
  • Liver disease
  • High ketone levels in your blood or urine
  • If you are using insulin or other oral diabetes medications

There are chances that you might suffer from lactic acidosis which is one of the risky build-ups of lactic acids in your blood. This may be more likely to happen only if you are suffering from other medical conditions, or if you are 65 or older, a serious infection or chronic alcoholism. So you better ask the doctor about all the risks.   

This medicine should not be given to anyone who is younger than 10 years old while some form of Glucophage is absolutely not approved for use by anyone who is less than 18 years old.  

What are Side Effects of Diabetes Medicine Metformin? 

Some of the common side effects of this Metformin medication are:

  • Diarrhea
  • Low blood sugar
  • Nausea and upset stomach

You need to get the emergency medical help if you come across any signs of an allergic reaction to Metformin like swelling of your throat, face, tongue and lips, difficulty in breathing as well as hives. There are some people who use this medicine and develop lactic acidosis which can be deadly. 

You need to get the emergency medical help immediately if you have even mild symptoms like: 

  • Trouble breathing 
  • Unusual muscle pain
  • Stomach pain & vomiting
  • Feeling cold
  • Slow or irregular heart rate
  • Feeling dizzy, tired, very weak and light-headed

Though, this is not the complete list of side effects, if you come across any other symptoms then contact your doctor immediately and get the medical help.  

How do Metformin functions? 

Glucophage tablets work by improving the insulin’s ability to move sugar into cells, mainly muscle cells. It also prevents your liver from releasing stored sugar. Remember that if you suffer from kidney damage or heart failure then you should not take this medicine.

Metformin Interactions 

Remember that your doctor has prescribed Metformin medication only because he thinks that the benefit of this medicine is more than its side effects. Many people using Glucophage for treating gestational diabetes or for controlling the blood sugar did not come across any serious side effects.  

When you visit your doctor make sure that you inform him/her about all the products that you are using such as prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs as well as herbal products.  

There are total 333 drugs that interact with Metformin

13 major drug interactions

293 moderate drug interactions

27 minor drug interactions 

Some of the names of drugs that are known to interact with Metformin tablets include Januvia, Clomid, Glipizide, Cymbalta, Lantus, Lipitor, Nexium as well as Plavix.  

Metformin Warnings 

Though lactic acidosis is rare but one of the serious side effects of Metformin tablets. You need to get the medical help immediately if you suffer from unusual muscle pain, stomach pain or dizziness. 


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