How does Metformin work?
Metformin is part of a class of drugs called biguanides. People who suffer from diabetes have higher blood sugar levels than normal. Metformin will help limit the amount of sugar in your blood.
It reduces the size of glucose your body absorbs from the food you eat and limits the amount of glucose produced by the liver.
Metformin cannot treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and cannot manage the amount of sugar in ones blood).
How do I take Metformin?
Metformin is available as an oral tablet in 500mg or 850mg dosages. The tablet is taken usually with food two or three times per day or as directed by your doctor. To help form a routine, it’s best to take the tablet at the same time daily – this way you are less likely to forget.
Metformin side effects
All medicines do have side effects associated with taking them however not everyone will suffer from them. Keep in mind that the benefits of taking medication to prevent a serious condition are more important than some minor side effects. All medication will come with side effect information from the manufactures. It is also best you talk to your doctor if you have any concerns as they maybe able to change the dose you are currently taking or change medications. Common side effects include:
- Loss of appetite
- Metallic taste in the mouth
Please see your doctor for more information and to check if the
medication conflicts with any existing medical conditions or medications you are currently taking.
Can I purchase Metformin online?
Yes you can. To by Metformin prescription medication online you will first need to complete an online consultation. This replaces the one on one consultation that you would normally have with a doctor. The consultation should only take a few minutes. Once this free consultation is completed the medication will be dispatched from the chemist within 48 hours. Arriving to you at home, saving you time and money.