Buying Information About Glumetza:
Metformin 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. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Metformin works by helping to restore your body's proper response to the insulin you naturally produce. It also decreases the amount of sugar that your liver makes and that your stomach/intestines absorb.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
Do not take this drug with if you
- are allergic to metformin or any ingredients of this medication
- are experiencing or recovering from severe infections, trauma, or surgery
- are pregnant or breast-feeding
- are suffering severe dehydration (have lost a lot of water from your body)
- are undergoing radiologic studies involving use of iodinated contrast materials
- drink large amounts of alcohol in the short term or on a regular basis
- have a history of lactic acidosis or acute/chronic metabolic acidosis (too much acid in the blood), diabetic ketoacidosis with or without coma, or history of ketoacidosis with or without coma
- have diseases associated with lack of oxygen to the tissues such as cardio-respiratory insufficiency
- have reduced kidney function
- have severe liver disease
- have type 1 diabetes (people with type 1 diabetes should always be using insulin)
- have very poor blood glucose control (these people should not take this medication as the only antidiabetic agent)
Product Code: 11509
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.