Glucophage (Metformin) is an oral medication used to treat high blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. To control the amount of glucose in the blood, Glucophage limits the amount of glucose absorbed from food and the amount synthesized by the liver. The drug also helps to increase insulin sensitivity.
What dosage can I take and how should I take it?
This medication is available in the form of a liquid, a tablet, or an extended-release tablet, and is usually taken with food. Consult with your doctor about how much of this medicine you should take and how often.
What are possible side effects?
Side effects may include diarrhea, bloating, stomach pain, gas, indigestion, metallic taste in mouth, heartburn, headache, flushing of the skin and muscle pain. More serious side effects can include chest pain or rash; if you experience these side effects contact your doctor immediately.
Compiled by Jessica Zack, dLife contributing writer.
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