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.
One in Ten AMI Patients Have Unrecognized Incident Diabetes
Two New LDL Cholesterol Drugs May Have Big Impact on Heart Disease
COBA Conference Steers Forward in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity
Google Secures Patent for Glucose-Sensing Contact Lens
Medtronic to Use GlucoSitter Artificial Pancreas Software in Future Insulin Pumps - A Big Deal!
Lemon Raspberry Muffins Parmesan-Dijon Chicken Tomato Dill Soup Italian Beef Stir Fry Tofu Chopped Liver Indonesian Tofu Satay Herb Cucumber Soup Sweet Summer Coleslaw Cajun Catfish Gumbo Mixed Vegetable Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing
This past weekend was a whole lot of diabetes weird. I've finally gotten into a good rhythm with my Lantus rate - settling in with a 70-30 nighttime-morning split of the total dose. My bolus dosing seems to be pretty much on the money too. I'm avoiding huge swings... Though lows are creeping up more often, I think because summer traditionally is a lower basal rate time, owing to warmer weather, increased activity and sweat, as we get closer to the warmer days I just need less insulin in the...