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Metformin

Also known as Glucovance 1.25 Mg/250 Mg, Glucovance 2.5 Mg/500 Mg, Glucovance 5 Mg/500 Mg, Metaglip 2.5 Mg/250 Mg, Metaglip 5 Mg/500 Mg, Metaglip 2.5 Mg/500 Mg, Glucamet, Glucophage, Riomet, and Fortamet


Metformin (BP, pronounced /mɛtˈfɔrmɨn/, met-FAWR-min; originally sold as Glucophage) is an oral antidiabetic drug in the biguanide class. It is the first-line drug of choice for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, in particular, in overweight and obese people and those with normal kidney function. Its use in gestational diabetes has been limited by safety concerns. It is also used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome, and has been investigated for other diseases where insulin resistance may be an important factor. Metformin works by suppressing glucose production by the liver.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $9.15 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed metformin to treat diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos), posture problems, and blastomycosis.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking metformin most commonly experience side effects like diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea.

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