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Repeat Prescription for Metformin 500mg

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How can Anytime Doctor help me?

We provide this regulated, specialist service for patients who wish to obtain a repeat prescription metformin 500mg without the need to see a doctor face to face. This service is only for patients who are currently using metformin, you will need to take your metformin as previously directed by your doctor.

All services provided by Anytime Doctor are safe, fast and confidential (we do not inform your GP). You can obtain treatment within the privacy of your home and without the inconvenience of lengthy doctor waiting rooms.

How does the Anytime Doctor service work?

Step 1:             Register online and complete the free online medical questionnaire consultation. A doctor will review your questionnaire and, if it is safe to do so, approve you for treatment. You do not pay for your doctor consultation.
Step 2: If you are approved for treatment you will be sent a text message asking you to log back into your secure patient record. You can pay for your metformin 500mg tablets using a debit or credit card.
Step 3: Order before 4pm Monday to Friday and our partner UK Pharmacy will aim to dispense and despatch your medicine in that day's post using Royal Mail Special Delivery for delivery before 1pm the next working day. Your medicine can be delivered to your work or home address, someone needs to sign for the delivery but it does not have to be you.

Why are no prices shown for Anytime Doctor treatment services?

At Anytime Doctor, we aim to offer you similar pattern of healthcare as if you were to visit your normal GP for a face to face consultation. We believe it is important that you complete a medical consultation and receive a diagnosis by a licensed doctor before you are offered treatment options. Once a doctor has approved you for treatment all prices are clearly displayed. Your registration and medical consultation is free and you are under no obligation to purchase any treatment after your consultation.


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How does this diabetes service work?

You can obtain a repeat prescription for metformin without seeing your doctor. Within a few days meformin regulates your blood sugar levels, occasionally this may take a few weeks.

What are the potential side-effects (contraindications) of theses diabetes tablets?

All medication can cause side effects. Your diabetes management tablets can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and loss of appetite. Rarer side-effects include skin reactions such as redness or itch. The leaflet accompanying the treatment will list some of the rarer side-effects.

When answering your medical questionnaire for diabetes management medicine it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before they prescribe you treatment. It is important to tell your doctor what medicines you are already taking, including those bought without a prescription and herbal medicines, before you start treatment with this medicine. Similarly, check with your doctor before taking any new medicines while taking this one, to ensure that the combination is safe.

Your lifestyle:

Eating a healthy diet, including the reduction of your salt and sugar intake, will help with your weight control and can also help to control your blood sugar levels.

Diabetes needs to be actively monitored and reviewed. Once a year you should have a blood test to assess your kidneys, cholesterol level and diabetes. It is also advisable to regularly check your blood pressure.

Who should not use this particular diabetes management service?

You should not request this repeat prescription service if you have not been previously prescribed metformin 500mg by your own doctor.

This service is not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Looking after your diabetes management medicine

This treatment is for YOU only. Do not give it to others. It may not suit them.

Do not take this medicine after the expiry date stamped on the pack.

Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.

Where can you find out more information?

Anytime Doctor's Health Library provides a comprehensive resource on all services offered through Anytime Doctor. The Health Library also contains references and links to reputable organisations such as: NHS Direct (UK), FDA (US Food and Drug Administration), NetDoctor (UK), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA), Department of Health (UK) and the Health Protection Agency (UK).

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