Glucophage Drug Info
Glucophage® (metformin) is a prescription medication used to help control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Because Glucophage does not increase the amount of insulin produced by the body, it is less likely to cause dangerously low blood sugar, which many other diabetes medications can do.
Glucophage is taken by mouth one to three times daily. Weakness, indigestion, and diarrhea are some of the potential side effects. Most people are able to tolerate it well; however, any side effects that do occur tend to be minor and easy to treat.
Prior to beginning treatment with Glucophage, review the drug's safety info with your healthcare provider. This product can react with other medications, so your healthcare provider needs a complete list of all other medicines you are taking. He or she also needs to know about any other medical conditions you have, such as kidney failure.
(For more information on this drug and what to expect during treatment, click Glucophage.)