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Glucophage

metFORMIN
Metformin is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metformin is sometimes used together with insulin or other medications, but Metformin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
metFORMIN
DRUG TYPE
biguanides

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Frequently Asked Questions

You should not use this medicine if you have severe kidney disease, metabolic acidosis, or diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment).

If you need to have any type of x-ray or CT scan using a dye that is injected into your veins, you may need to temporarily stop taking metformin.

You may develop lactic acidosis, a dangerous build-up of lactic acid in your blood. Call your doctor or get emergency medical help if you have unusual muscle pain, trouble breathing, stomach pain, dizziness, feeling cold, or feeling very weak or tired.

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Glucophage tablet 1000 mg500 mg850 mg
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Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
MetFORMIN Hydrochloride solution 500 mg/5 mL
tablet 1000 mg500 mg850 mg

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