Metformin is a prescription medication that is used to treat type 2 diabetes.
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Glucophage XR – Metformin – 500mg/1000mg
- Brand: Glyciphage SR Biciphage Obimet SR
- Disease: Diabetes Type Ii
It helps control blood sugar levels by reducing the amount of sugar produced by the liver and increasing the body’s response to insulin. Metformin comes in tablet form and is usually taken twice a day with meals.
Metformin XR is an extended-release version of metformin that releases the medication slowly over time, providing sustained blood sugar control throughout the day. This may help you avoid low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia), which can occur when taking regular metformin tablets. Metformin XR should be taken once a day with breakfast or dinner, and can be taken alone or combined with other diabetes medications such as sulfonylureas, thiazolidinediones, or insulin injections.
Like all medications, metFORMIN XR has potential side effects; however these are generally mild and short-lived. The most common side effects include diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, abdominal pain/discomfort, headache, and fatigue. If you experience any troublesome side effects while taking this medication it’s important to speak to your healthcare provider right away so they can adjust your treatment if necessary
Frequently asked Questions
What is the difference between Glucophage and Glucophage XR?
It is used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control. Metformin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Glucophage XR is an extended release form of metformin that releases the drug slowly over time, providing sustained blood levels of the medication throughout the day. This may help reduce stomach upset and allow once-daily dosing
Does Glucophage XR cause weight loss?
It comes as an oral tablet, and is available as brand-name drugs Glucophage XR and Fortamet, and generic drugs such as metformin hydrochloride. Metformin belongs to a class of medications called biguanides. It works by decreasing the amount of sugar your liver makes, slowing the absorption of sugar from your intestines, and increasing the amount of insulin your body produces after eating.
Metformin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
How long does Glucophage XR last?
It helps to control blood sugar levels by decreasing the amount of glucose produced by the liver and increasing the body’s response to insulin. Metformin comes in several different forms, including tablets, extended-release tablets, and liquid suspensions. The most common form of metformin is a tablet that is taken twice daily with food.
Metformin can be used alone or in combination with other medications to treat diabetes. It may also be prescribed for people who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, such as those who have high blood pressure or are overweight. Metformin has been shown to be safe and effective for long-term use and does not cause weight gain like some other medications used to treat diabetes do.
What is the best time to take Glucophage XR?
It comes in the form of a pill, and is usually taken twice a day. Metformin helps the body use insulin better, which can help keep blood sugar levels under control. It may also help reduce the risk of heart disease and other health problems associated with diabetes.
How does Glucophage XR work?
It’s available as a pill, liquid, or powder that you dissolve in water. Metformin comes as an extended-release tablet (Glucophage XR) and regular tablet (Glucophage). Glucophage XR is taken once a day with food. It releases the medication slowly over time so you don’t have to take it as often. Glucophage is taken two or three times a day with food.
Metformin works by decreasing the amount of sugar your liver makes and helping your body better use the insulin it produces. It also decreases how much glucose your intestines absorb from food eaten during meals
Should Glucophage XR be taken before or after meals?
It helps to control blood sugar levels by decreasing the amount of sugar that your body makes and by helping your body use insulin better. Metformin comes in tablet form and is usually taken twice a day with food.
Metformin can cause some side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation. If you have any of these side effects, tell your doctor right away. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids while taking metformin to help avoid these side effects.
If you are taking metformin for type 2 diabetes, be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully about how much and when to take it. Do not stop taking metformin without talking with your doctor first – doing so could cause dangerous blood sugar levels changes
What are the side effects of Glucophage XR?
It helps to control blood sugar levels by decreasing the amount of glucose made by the liver and increasing the use of glucose by muscles. Metformin also decreases the absorption of sugar from food in the intestines.
Metformin comes as a tablet, extended-release tablet, or liquid medicine to take by mouth. It is usually taken two or three times a day with meals. The dose of metformin will vary depending on your condition and how you respond to treatment. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, weakness, and headache.
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