How does Glucophage work?
Glucophage is an oral medication intended to control the sugar levels in the blood, especially for people who have Type 2 Diabetes. It is sometimes used together with other medicines to treat other conditions. However, Glucophage is not intended to control Type 1 Diabetes.
Glucophage (metformin) works by inhibiting glucose production in the liver. Not similar to other anti diabetic drugs, it does not cause the patient’s body to produce more insulin. Because of this, Glucophage rarely causes hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose) when used alone. However hypoglycaemia may be experienced when this medicine it used along with insulin or other diabetes drugs like nateglinide, repaglinide, or sulfonylureas.
How do I take Glucophage?
The length and dosage of Glucophage depends on the condition of the patient and how he/she reacts to the medication.
Generally, Glucophage should be taken with a meal, one (1) to three (3) times a day (depending on the doctor’s prescription). In some cases, Glucophage is combined with other medicines (usually insulin or other diabetes pills) in order to make the treatment more effective. Because Glucophage works differently compared to other similar diabetes drugs, it will not cause interference to their action.
In the event that the patient forgets to take the daily dosage, the patient can still take the skipped dose provided that it has been less than two (2) hours from the prescribed dosage time. If otherwise, the patient must contact a health care provider immediately. Taking two doses in order to make up for the skipped dosage is not advisable.
Are there side effects?
Most medications have possible side effects and Glucophage is no exception. Below are some of the common side effects associated with this medication:
- Weakness or muscle pain
- Numbness or cold feeling in the arms and legs
- Difficulty breathing
- Dizziness (feeling light headed)
- Uneven and slow heart rate
- Flu symptoms, chills, fever, and body aches
- Nausea with vomiting and stomach pain
Can I buy Glucophage online?
Yes, you can buy Glucophage easily and privately online. First, you must fill out a short consultation form which will allow a doctor to write you a prescription. Make certain that you give the doctor relevant medical details. Once the doctor approves the medication and sends the prescription to the pharmacy, you should have it in less than 48 hours.