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.
Known as Glucophage SR in the UK
Glucophage XR (Metformin XR)
Glucophage XR (Metformin Hydrochloride) is an oral antihyperglycemic drug used to control type 2 diabetes. Metformin XR Generic is a ‘biguanide antidiabetic’ mediator that reduces hepatic glucose construction and recovers insulin sensitivity. Metformin XR basically lowers blood sugar in individuals with diabetes (high blood sugar).
You can purchase the medicine Glucophage XR from Canada Pharmacy.
Before you begin Glucophage XR, carefully read the prescription leaflet. Take the Metformin XR medication exactly the way your doctor has prescribed, not more or less.
You are required to take Metformin XR through the mouth (orally), generally once every day at the same time, with the evening meal time. You must also always remain hydrated and drink lots of fluids while taking Glucophage XR. Avoid crushing or chewing the medicine in order to stay away from the side effects.
The dosage of Metformin XR generic will be based on your medical problem, response to medication, and other medicines that you may be consuming. Your doctor may start this medicine with a little dose and slowly increase your dose. Consume Metformin XR habitually in order to see the desired results.
You may also keep a regular check of your blood sugar levels. Follow the workout and diet plan that your physician has told you about. If you have missed the dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it’s time for your next tablet, skip the missed dose. Do not take extra doses.
Each tablet of Glucophage XR contains:
Before taking Metformin XR generic, inform your doctor about your medical history and conditions, or if you are taking any other medicine. The medicine has inactive ingredients that can cause harm. Get immediate medical help if you experience any of the adverse reactions listed above.
Glucophage XR medication can cause lactic acidosis which is a formation of lactic acid in the body that can be deadly. Seek help if you observe any symptoms of developing lactic acidosis. Furthermore, if you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or are breastfeeding, ask your doctor about the benefits and risks of taking Glucophage XR.
Even though the side effects might not be very common, some individuals may have adverse effects of using Metformin XR generic including: