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Glucophage SR is prolonged release tablets that contain the active ingredient metformin hydrochloride, a medicine that belongs to a group of medicines called biguanides. It is used in the treatment of type 2 or non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.

  • Effective diabetes medication
  • Lowers blood sugar levels
  • Slow release tablets
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Glucophage SR is prolonged release tablets that contain the active ingredient metformin hydrochloride, a medicine that belongs to a group of medicines called biguanides. It is used in the treatment of type 2 or non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.

Glucophage SR is used with diet and exercise to lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in overweight adults when diet and exercise alone for 3 to 6 months have not been enough to control blood sugar level. A person is at risk of developing type 2 diabetes if he or she has an additional condition like high blood pressure, age above 40 years, an abnormal amount of lipids in the blood or a history of diabetes during pregnancy.

Glucophage SR is particularly effective for people who are below 45 years of age, are very overweight, have high blood glucose levels after a meal or developed diabetes during pregnancy.

Glucophage SR comes in prolonged release tablets of 500 mg, 850 mg, and 1000 mg.

For more information on the prescription medication patients should refer to the Glucophage SR patient information leaflet.

Glucophage SR belongs to the class of medication called oral hypoglycemics, which are medications that lower blood sugar. It is used to control blood sugar for people who have type 2 diabetes. It is used when diet, exercise, and weight reduction have not been found to lower blood sugar well enough on their own.

Glucophage SR or metformin works by reducing the amount of glucose produced by the liver and by making it easier for glucose to enter into the tissues of the body. Glucophage SR has been found to be especially useful in delaying problems associated with diabetes for overweight people with diabetes.

Glucophage SR is effective in people with type 2 diabetes when diet and exercise alone cannot lower the blood sugar levels.

Glucophage SR tablets should be taken with food whenever possible to reduce the risk of nausea or vomiting. This medication may be used alone or with other medications that reduce blood sugar. You should monitor your blood sugar regularly to ensure that the medication is working well.

Your doctor may recommend a dose different from the usual dosage because the dose of this medication is based on the person’s body weight, other medications, and other medical conditions.

Take this medication exactly as it is prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule except when it is close to your schedule to take another dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

The recommended adult dosage of Glucophage SR ranges from 500 mg three to four times a day to 850 mg two or three times a day or 1000 mg twice a day.

The maximum daily dose of Glucophage SR should not exceed 2,550 mg daily.

Medicines and their possible side effects affect individual users differently. Not everyone who uses Glucophage SR will experience the possible side effects.

Contact your doctor if you experience the possible side effects and they are severe or bothersome:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Metallic taste in the mouth
  • Nausea
  • Passing of gas
  • Stomach ache
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

  • Low blood sugar
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural changes similar to being drunk
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Cold sweats
  • Coo, pale skin
  • Drowsiness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Excessive hunger
  • A headache
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Nervousness
  • Nausea
  • Nightmares
  • Shakiness
  • Restless sleep
  • Slurred speech

Stop taking Glucophage SR and seek immediate medical attention if the following occur:

  • Lactic acidosis
  • Fast, shallow breathing
  • Slow or irregular heartbeat
  • Muscle pain or cramping
  • Unusual sleepiness
  • Unusual stomach ache
  • Unusual weakness or tiredness

Inform your doctor of your medical conditions or allergies, whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding before you start taking this medication.

Monitor your blood sugar regularly while you are taking this medication.

The use of Glucophage SR will not prevent the development of complications particular to diabetes, such as nerve disease, kidney disease, or eye disease.

Glucophage SR should not be used by pregnant women and mothers who are breastfeeding.

It is important that you share with your doctor a list of all medications that you are taking before you start taking Glucophage SR. Your doctor will check your medications if any of them will interact with Glucophage SR. Do not start a new medication without checking first with your doctor.

You can safely buy Glucophage SR at UK Meds. You will first need to have an online consultation with a pharmacist independent prescriber before your order will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Glucophage SR is the right medication for your medical condition.

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