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to (Glucophage (Metformin))
Prescription Required What is Generic?
Chemical Name: METFORMIN (met-FOR-min)
Glucophage is a TABLET.
Glucophage is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 (noninsulin-dependent) diabetes.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medication includes shakiness, dizziness,a, blurred vision, headache, numbness or tingling of the mouth, weakness, fatigue, pale color and sudden hunger.
Product Code: 1552
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Comments about Glucophage (Metformin):
I have had excellent results from Glucophage! However, I was disturbed when my last order arrived from England. California has instituted inspections from any prescription drugs coming from outside of California. They say they will start to examine packages that are marked prescription drugs or that they suspect are prescription drugs. They will confiscate these packages and the consumer will not receive the drugs and will lose their money. On my last order, I told your representative of this fact and asked that my package not be marked prescription drugs. IT WAS!! I called and asked that this practice cease. The rep said he would pass it along to his supervisor! I trust this will not happen again! I can't afford it!!
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.