Treatment: Metformin (Glucophage)

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Metformin (Glucophage)

Metformin is a medication that reduces the amount of glucose absorbed by the body and therefore helps to lower blood glucose (sugar) levels. Metformin also helps reduce the production of glucose by the liver. Metformin, also known by the brand name Glucophage, is often prescribed to manage type 2 diabetes but is not prescribed for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. Metformin may be prescribed as the only treatment for type 2 diabetes, or along with insulin or other medications. Metformin is available as a tablet, a long-acting/extended-release tablet, and a liquid. Metformin can cause hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, which can cause weakness, dizziness, shaking, sweating, and many other symptoms.

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I would never recommend, hated it5/15/2011 at 07:03 PM
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60 mg in a day since one and half year4/26/2011 at 03:50 AM
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I was put on metformin 500 mg once a day, since I am 'medicine sensitive' it does first I experienced the gastrioinstestional upset for many months, but doctor switched me to Metformin ER version and no more side effects10/30/2010 at 08:56 AM
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This medication gave me an upset tummy I was always farting and I could not leave the house as I had the diarrhea10/21/2010 at 05:56 PM
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it works9/22/2010 at 09:36 PM
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