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Metformin

Metformin is an antidiabetic drug used for the treatment of diabetes type 2. It helps the body respond normally to insulin. It is a weight-neutral medication that helps the body use insulin. It is also used for the prevention of diabetes type 2 in patients who are at risk for type 2 diabetes. However, it is not effective for patients with type 1 diabetes.

Metformin belongs to the biguanides group of drugs derived from the French lilac. It helps the body lower the blood sugar level by utilizing insulin. It also reduces the body’s resistance to insulin. When the body is insulin resistant, it is unable to direct the sugar into the bloodstream to use as energy. As a result, the liver responds by making more sugar causing high sugar and insulin level.

Metformin is sometimes used off-label to:

  • Treatment of Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Fertility aid
  • Weight loss adjunct
  • Treatment of gestational diabetes

Why Buy Metformin?

Metformin is approved by the U.S FDA since 1995 for the treatment of diabetes. It is an inexpensive drug and used as first-line treatment for high blood sugar levels caused by diabetes type 2. It’s a weight-neutral medication that does not cause any weight gain or weight loss. Metformin is Available here.

How to Take Metformin?

Take this medication exactly as directed. The usual starting dose is 500 mg two times a day or 850 mg once a day. Your physician will gradually increase your dose by 500 mg or 850 mg every two weeks. The maximum daily recommended dose is 2550 mg a day in divided doses.

For children 10-16 years of age, the recommended starting dose is 500mg two times a day. Your doctor may increase your dose to 500mg weekly to a maximum dose of 2000 mg a day in divided doses. Take this medication with meals to increase the absorption in the stomach and to decrease the side effects. Take it at around the same time each day.

Things to Remember

  • Patients with kidney and liver problems should not use this medication.
  • People with serious conditions like severe infections and heart attack should not use this medication.
  • Metformin may cause side effects. Minor side effects nausea, stomach upset and mild diarrhea usually go away after several weeks.
  • Take this medication with meals to lessen the side effects.
  • Regularly monitor your blood sugar level. In case of low blood sugar, contact your doctor right away.
  • This medication may result in a deficiency in vitamin B12. Early symptoms may include depression, anemia and ringing in the ears.