Brand Name(s): Glucophage, Glumetza, Fortamet, Riomet
Drug Class: non-sulfonylureas/ biguanide
Treats: type II diabetes, gestational diabetes
Metformin is an oral medication used to lower blood sugar. It is used in conjunction with other drugs to help control Type II Diabetes. It is not effective for individuals with Type I Diabetes. Metformin requires a prescription and cannot be purchased over the counter. Its most common brand name is Glucophage. Metformin works in two ways to keep blood sugar levels low.
Metformin Hcl Er is a prescription medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as biguanides. Metformin Hcl Er is used alongside a proper diet and exercise regimen and most often with other drugs to control blood sugar levels.
Metformin Hcl Er is prescribed for patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Metformin Hcl Er works by helping restore the body's ability to respond to the insulin produced naturally by the body.
Metformin Hcl Er also reduces the amount of sugar produced by the liver as well as the sugar absorbed by the stomach and the intestines. By controlling blood sugar, Metformin Hcl Er helps prevent a host of conditions including kidney disease, loss of limbs and nerve problems.