Buy Metformin for Diabetes
Metformin tablets are used for the treatment of type 2 (non-insulin dependant) diabetes particularly in overweight patients, where diet and exercise changes alone have not been sufficient to control it. Metformin may either be used alone or in combination with other medicines called sulphonylureas or with insulin. This treatment is only for patients who are already using Metformin. You will need to take Metformin as previously directed by your own doctor.
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Metformin belongs to a group of medicines called oral hypoglycaemics, which work by reducing the level of sugar in the blood. The active ingredient in this medicine is metformin hydrochloride.
Do not take Metformin:
You must tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take other medicines, in particular:
All medication can cause side effects. We have only listed a few to be aware of. Details of all side effects, including rare side effects to be aware of, are listed in the patient information leaflet (PIL). When completing your medical questionnaire, it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully. This is to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before prescribing. List all medicines you are already taking, including non-prescription and herbal medicines.
There are many different treatments available for diabetes, each depending on the underlying type and severity of your diabetes. Your regular doctor will decide the best treatment options for your needs.
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Do not take medicines after the expiry date stamped on the pack. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
Medicines are only intended to be used by the person they are prescribed for. Do not give your prescribed medicine to anybody else, even if they have the same symptoms as you. Medicines can be harmful if used by anybody other than the person they have been prescribed for.
Metformin 500mg Patient Information Leaflet
British National Formulary: metformin hydrochloride
What is ketoacidosis?
Ketoacidosis is a condition in which substances called 'ketone bodies' accumulate in the blood and which can lead to diabetic pre-coma. Symptoms include stomach pain, fast and deep breathing, sleepiness and your breath developing an unusual fruity smell.
Last Reviewed 04/06/2020 Authored 14/11/2009
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