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Metformin 500 mg / 850 mg

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What is Metformin 500 mg and 850 mg?

Metformin is a medication that is used to treat (non-insulin dependent) type 2 diabetes. Metformin tablets works to help manage type 2 diabetes by lowering the levels of glucose in the blood. Metformin is especially used in overweight patients whose diet and exercise regimes have been insufficient in controlling their type 2 diabetes.

How does Metformin 500 mg and 850 mg work?

Metformin belongs to a type of medications called biguanides which reduce the levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Biguanides are a type of oral hypoglycemic. Metformin contains the active ingredient metformin hydrochloride.

How do you take Metformin 500 mg and 850 mg?

Tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.


Take ONE tablet during or after meals.


Do not take more than 3000 mg (SIX 500mg tablets or THREE 850 mg tablets) a day.

How effective is Metformin 500 mg and 850 mg?

Metformin is a clinically proven way of managing type 2 diabetes symptoms. In addition to taking this medication, you should talk to your doctor about making dietary changes and increasing your exercise levels to help improve your type 2 diabetes symptoms.

What are the side effects of Metformin 500 mg or 850 mg?

Like all medicines, Metformin can cause side effects, although not everyone will experience them. Side effects are typically mild to moderate and only last a short period of time. The most common side effects of Metformin are nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. For less common side effects please see the patient information leaflet.

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