Metformin – Oral

Why do I need this medicine?

Metformin is used to treat diabetes. This medicine helps treat your diabetes by keeping your blood sugar in control.

Metformin is meant to be taken as part of a complete diabetes care programme that should include exercise, a healthy diet and regular monitoring of blood sugar levels.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Metformin exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

This medicine should be taken with food. Try to take it at the same time each day.

If you are taking an extended-release type of tablet (usually labeled as “XL”, “ER”), swallow it whole. Do not divide, chew or crush the tablet.

Metformin must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by the doctor.

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