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.

Glucophage (Metformin)


Glucophage (Metformin)

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Generic Equivalent - Glucophage (Metformin)

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  • Product Details


    Metformin Uses

    Metformin Generic 500 mg Chemical Name: METFORMIN (met-FOR-min)

    Glucophage is a TABLET.

    Glucophage (Metformin)

    Glucophage is used to stabilize the amount of sugar in the blood (blood glucose) in people who suffer from diabetes mellitus. Metformin generic is administered with a proper exercise and diet, alone or possibly in combination with other medications to control high blood sugar and diabetes. It is generally used in individuals with type 2 diabetes.

    Metformin generic functions by facilitating to reestablish your body's appropriate response to the insulin produced naturally. It also cuts the amount of sugar produced by the liver, and that is absorbed by the intestines/stomach.

    Metformin 500 mg controls high blood sugar which eventually prevents:

    • Kidney impairment
    • Impaired vision
    • Nerve complications
    • Damage to limbs
    • Sexual function difficulties.
    • Risk of a heart stroke or attack.

    You can purchase Glucophage from Canada Pharmacy.


    The dose of Glucophage 500mg will differ from patient to patient. Follow your doctor's instructions and the guidelines provided on the label. Take Glucophage 500mg by mouth (orally) with a meal, 1 to 3 times, at the same time every day. You are required to drink plenty of liquids while consuming Metformin 500 mg. Your consultant can increase or decrease the quantity of the dose, depending on the levels of your blood glucose.


    Each Glucophage 500mg tablet contains:

    Active Ingredients:

    • Metformin hydrochloride

    Inactive Ingredients
    • Povidone
    • Magnesium stearate
    • Hypromellose
    • Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose
    • Microcrystalline cellulose

    Fact Table







    Legal status

    RX Only

    Chemical Name


    Elimination half-life

    4-8.7 hours

    Dosage (Strength)

    1% (30 grams), 2.5% (50 grams)


    Consult a doctor


    Glucophage, Glucophage XR, Fortamet, Glumetza, Riomet

    Protein binding


    PubChem CID






    ATC code

    A10BA02, A10BD23, A10BD02, A10BD18, A10BD11, A10BD25, A10BD22, A10BD14, A10BD16, A10BD17, A10BD05, A10BD15, A10BD07, A10BD10, A10BD13, A10BD20, A10BD08, A10BD03





    Routes of administration

    By mouth


    Before taking Glucophage, inform your clinician or doctor if you have any other medical conditions and are taking any medicines for them. Metformin 500 mg consists of inactive ingredients that can cause adverse reactions. If you experience any of the side effects listed above, seek help immediately.

    If you are pregnant, Metformin generic should be consumed only if it is absolutely necessary. Talk about the dangers and advantages of the medicine with your doctor.

    Metformin 500 mg can impact the menstrual cycle and escalate the chances of getting pregnant. It also passes into the breastmilk, so if you are a nursing mother, you may want to talk to your doctor before starting this medication.

    Limit alcohol consumption while consuming Glucophage as it may increase the risk of developing low blood sugar and lactic acidosis.

    Side Effects

    Glucophage benefits most patients with diabetes. However, it may cause undesirable side effects in some people. The adverse reactions of Glucophage are:

    • Nausea
    • Weakness
    • Vomiting
    • Muscle pain
    • Gas
    • Stomach bloating
    • Diarrhea
    • Dizziness
    • Sleepiness
    • Irregular heartbeat (fast or slow)
    • Headache
    • Jitters and shivering
    • Hunger
    • Sweating
    • Confusion
    • Rashes
    • Loss of appetite
    • Taste troubles
    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 1552

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