Glucophage SR (Metformin SR)
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What is Glucophage SR (Metformin SR)?
Glucophage SR (Metformin SR) is a medication that is used to together with diet and exercise to treat (non insulin dependent) type 2 diabetes in overweight adults. Glucophage SR is the branded version of the generic Metformin SR tablets. Glucophage SR (Metformin SR) is used when diet and exercise have not been enough on their own to control blood glucose levels.
Glucophage SR (Metformin SR) is made specifically to release the medicine slowly into the body, which is different to other types of medication containing metformin.
How does Glucophage SR (Metformin SR) work?
The active ingredient in Glucophage SR (Metformin SR) is metformin hydrochloride. Metformin hydrochloride belongs to a family of medicines called biguanides, which is a type of oral hypoglycemic. These medications work to reduce the levels of sugar in the blood.
How do you take Glucophage SR (Metformin SR)?
Always take this medication exactly as it has been prescribed to you by your doctor or pharmacist.
Take ONE tablet as directed by your doctor.
Always take this medication with food.
How effective is Glucophage SR (Metformin SR)?
Glucophage SR (Metformin SR) is a clinically proven way of treating type 2 diabetes when diet and exercise alone have proven insufficient. In addition to taking this medication, it is important to talk to your doctor about the diet and exercise changes you should be making to help manage your type 2 diabetes.
What are the side effects of Glucophage SR (Metformin SR)?
Like all medicines, Glucophage SR (Metformin SR)can cause side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These side effects are typically mild to moderate and only last a short period of time. The most common side effects of Glucophage SR (Metformin SR) are diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting. For less common side effects, please see the patient information leaflet.
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