Metformin is used to regulate blood sugar levels for individuals with Type 2 Diabetes. Metformin decreases the liver’s glucose production, which reduces the amount of sugar released into the bloodstream and absorbed by the body. It also improves the body’s usage of available insulin. Metformin is the generic version of Glucophage.
Metformin is taken orally as often as prescribed by the doctor, usually 1-2 times a day with meals. The dosage takes into consideration the body’s glucose level, reception to the treatment, and other medications that one might be taking.
Take the Metformin 500mg at the same time everyday with water. In the case of missing out on a dose, take it as soon as remembered unless close to the next scheduled dose. Otherwise, skip the missed dose and continue on the regular dosing schedule. Avoid double dosing or making up for missed doses as the body has to get used to the consistent regulation of the blood glucose levels. Metformin 500mg has to be swallowed whole— do not break or chew tablet.
Follow any other instructions specified by your doctor or indicated on the prescription label.
These side effects are relatively mild and temporary. Should symptoms persist, contact your doctor.
Speak to your doctor immediately should any of these symptoms arise:
Store the medicine in a tight, secure container kept at room temperature away from direct sunlight, heat, freezers, and moisture. Keep out of reach from children. Dispose of outdated medicine properly.