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- Popular and effective medicine for type-2 diabetes
- Lowers amount of glucose in the blood
- Controls symptoms
- Genuine medication
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What is Metformin?
Metformin is a diabetic medication, which when used with a proper diet and exercise program and possibly with other medications will help control blood sugar. Metformin is used in type 2 diabetes patients.
Controlling high blood sugar will help prevent kidney damage, nerve problems, blindness, loss of limbs, and sexual problems. Proper control of diabetes will help lower the risk of a heart attack or a stroke.
How does Metformin work?
Metformin works by helping restore the body’s proper response to the insulin naturally produced. It also decreases the amount of sugar that your liver produces and that your stomach or intestines absorb.
What are the benefits of taking Metformin?
Metformin is beneficial in helping restore the body’s proper response to the insulin that is naturally produced. It is also beneficial in decreasing the amount of sugar that your liver makes and that your stomach and intestines absorb.
Metformin lowers your risk of the complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, nerve problems, blindness, loss of limbs, and sexual problems. It also lowers your risk of a heart attack or a stroke.
How do I use Metformin?
Before you start taking Metformin, you should carefully read the patient information leaflet that comes with the package of the product. Do the same thing each time you get a refill of the medication.
Take Metformin by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually one to three times a day with meals. Drink plenty of fluids while you are taking this medication unless your doctor will direct you not to.
The dosage of Metformin is based on your medical condition, your response to the treatment, and other medications that you are currently taking.
Your doctor may start you with the lowest dose of Metformin in order to reduce your risk of side effects, then gradually increase the dose as you get used to the medication. Always carefully follow the instructions of your doctor.
If you are already taking another diabetes medication, follow the directions of your doctor on how to carefully stop or continue the old drug and starting Metformin.
Check your blood sugar regularly as directed by your doctor. Share the results with your doctor especially when the measurements are too high or too low. Your doctor may have to adjust your dose or change your treatment.
The usual dose of Metformin is one to three tablets daily. Your doctor may adjust your dose depending on your response to the treatment.
Side effects & precautions
Your doctor has prescribed Metformin because he believes that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many individuals who use Metformin do not have any serious side effects.
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, upset stomach, weakness, or metallic taste in the mouth may occur. If any of these side effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor immediately. If stomach symptoms persist or return after taking Metformin for several days or weeks, inform your doctor right away. Stomach symptoms that occur after the first few days of your treatment may be signs of lactic acidosis.
Metformin does not usually cause low blood sugar or hypoglycemia. Low blood sugar may occur when Metformin is prescribed together with other diabetes medications. Consult with your doctor if there is a need for the dose of your other diabetes medications needs to be lowered.
Low blood sugar has the following symptoms: fast heartbeat, shaking, blurred vision, hunger, dizziness, or tingling of the hands or feet. If you experience low blood sugar often, it is advisable that you always carry with you glucose tablets. Drinking alcoholic drinks and doing unusually heavy exercise may contribute to the low blood sugar level. You can help prevent hypoglycemia by eating meals on a regular schedule and by not skipping meals.
High blood sugar or hyperglycemia has the following symptoms: increased urination, thirst, drowsiness, confusion, rapid breathing, flushing, and fruity breath odour. If these symptoms occur, report it to your doctor immediately.
Stop taking Metformin and tell your doctor immediately if lactic acidosis occurs.
A very serious reaction to Metformin is rare. However, get medical help immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction: rash, itching or swelling of the face/tongue/throat, trouble breathing, and severe dizziness.
Before you start taking Metformin, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it, or if you have any other forms of allergy. Metformin may contain inactive ingredients that may trigger allergic reactions.
Before using Metformin, tell your doctor your medical history, especially if you have had severe breathing problems, blood problems, liver disease, and kidney disease.
Before you undergo a surgical procedure or an X-ray that uses iodinated contrast, tell your healthcare professional about the medications that you are using. You may have to stop using any of them until the procedure is over.
When you have hypoglycemia, you may experience blurred vision or dizziness. Do not drive a vehicle or operate machinery or perform any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure that you can perform the activities.
Limit your alcohol consumption because it may contribute to hypoglycemia.
Dehydration may increase your risk of lactic acidosis. Stop taking Metformin and tell your doctor immediately if you have vomiting or prolonged diarrhoea. Drink enough fluids to prevent dehydration unless your doctor directs you otherwise.
It is harder to control your blood sugar when you are under stress. Consult your doctor about the possible change in your treatment plan if you know that you will be in a situation where you will be exposed to stress, such as undergoing surgery.
Metformin should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the benefits and risks with your doctor if you are pregnant. Your doctor may direct you to take insulin during your pregnancy.
Metformin passes into breast milk at a small amount. It is not known if sitagliptin will pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before you start breastfeeding.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or it may increase the risk of serious side effects. Share with your doctor a list of all the medications you are currently taking in order for him to determine if any one of them will interact with Metformin. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medication without consulting first with your doctor because many medications can affect your blood sugar, making it harder to control.
How do I buy Metformin online?
You can safely buy Metformin online at UK Meds. You will need first to have an online consultation with a medical doctor before your order will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Metformin is the right medication for your medical condition.