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Storage Methods

The medication should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture or heat. Glucophage tablets should be kept in an airtight container.
Keep this medication and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your Glucophage as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.

Strengths of Glucophage

Glucophage tablets are available in three strengths:
  • Glucophage 500 mg tablets
  • Glucophage 850 mg tablets
  • Glucophage 1000 mg tablets.
Long-acting Glucophage XR is available in two strengths:
  • Glucophage XR 500 mg tablets.
  • Glucophage XR 750 mg tablets.
Long-acting Glucophage 1000 mg tablets are also available and are sold under the brand names of Fortamet and Glumetza. A liquid version of Glucophage, called Riomet, is also available.

Generic Glucophage

Both brand-name and generic Glucophage and Glucophage XR are currently licensed for sale. However, generic versions of Fortamet, Glumetza, and Riomet are not licensed for sale at this time.
(Click Generic Glucophage for more information.)
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