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Metformin Tablet

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What is Metformin Glucophage?

Metformin, also known as Glucophage, is a widely-used oral medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Metformin Glucophage belongs to a class of drugs known as biguanides, which work by reducing the amount of blood glucose produced by the liver and improving insulin sensitivity in muscle and fat tissue.

What strengths are Metformin tablets available in?

Tablet Metformin is available in several strengths, including 500mg, 850mg, and 1000mg.

What is the recommended starting dose for Metformin tablets?

The usual starting dose for Metformin tablets is 500 or 850mg, taken twice daily before meals. The dose may be gradually increased as needed, with a maximum daily dose of 2000 mg. It is important to take metformin tablets with meals to reduce the risk of gastrointestinal side effects such as nausea and diarrhea.

What is Metformin half-life?

The half-life of metformin is approximately 6.2 to 17.6 hours, which means that it takes this amount of time for half of the drug to be eliminated from the body. This can vary based on factors such as age, kidney function, and other medications being taken.

What is Metformin Hydrocholride?

Metformin tablets contain metformin hydrochloride, which is the active ingredient in the medication. Hydrochloride is a salt form of the drug that improves its solubility and stability.

What other names is Metformin known by?

Metformin's other names include Glucophage, Glucophage XR, Glumetza, and Fortamet. It is also available in combination with other diabetes medications such as glipizide (Metaglip) and pioglitazone (Actoplus Met).

Are Metformin tablets available in the UK?

In the UK, metformin tablets are available on prescription and are often prescribed as the first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes. They are considered to be safe and effective, with relatively few side effects.

However, it is important to note that metformin should not be taken by people with certain medical conditions, such as kidney disease or heart failure, without close monitoring by a healthcare professional and talking to your doctor.

You can safely buy Metformin online at UK Meds following a successful online consultation with a pharmacist independent prescriber. They will ensure that Metformin tablets are the right medication for your medical condition.

 

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Metformin

  • Popular and effective medicine for type-2 diabetes
  • Lowers amount of glucose in the blood
  • Controls symptoms
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