It is used with a proper diet and exercise program and possibly with other medications to control high blood sugar. It is used in patients with type 2 diabetes. It is also use in the treatment of PCOS and in weight loss regimen.
Glucophage Tablets 850mg 3X10's (metformin)
Headache, abdominal bloating, anorexia, diarrhea, flatulance, metallic taste.
It is contraindicated in patients with CHF, Chronic metabolic acidosis.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to metformin; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: severe breathing problems (such as obstructive lung disease, severe asthma), blood problems (such as anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency), kidney disease, liver disease.
Older adults may be at greater risk for side effects such as low blood sugar or lactic acidosis.
It passes into breast milk in small amounts. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Please consult your doctor when taking this medicine if you are pregnant.
Drugs that may interact with this drug are Cimetidine, selegiline