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Metformin is the most commonly prescribed medication for treating Type 2 diabetes.
It helps the body respond to the lowered amounts of insulin caused by diabetes by controlling and decreasing the sugar levels in the blood.

  • Effectively manages Type 2 diabetes
  • Has been prescribed safely and effectively for 40 years
  • Helps the body control its sugar levels
  • One 500mg or 850mg tablet is taken twice or three times per day
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Metformin FAQs

What are the benefits?

Besides effectively assisting in managing Type 2 diabetes, Metformin tablets may also lower LDL cholesterol while increasing HDL cholesterol. The former is considered the "bad" form of cholesterol while the latter “good”, even assisting with weight loss. Because Metformin has also been used for so many years for the condition, it indicates the high level of effectiveness and safety the treatment carries for people who use it.

How does it work?

Metformin is a biguanide which means it works in treating Type 2 diabetes by helping the body control its sugar levels. It does so by decreasing the amount of sugar, or glucose, which is absorbed from food ingested. It also regulates the amounts of glucose produced by the liver while helping the body overall in its responses to insulin. This treatment is not intended for Type 1 diabetes, as insulin injections will probably still be required.

How do you take Metformin?

Metformin is generally taken two or three times per day in the form of a 500mg or 850mg tablet. The maximum allowed daily dose is 3,000mg taken as three individual doses. If you feel that your selected dosage choice is too strong or too weak, you can adjust your dosage after 10 to 15 days after consulting with your doctor.

You should only ever take the tablet as prescribed and follow the instructions correctly for maximum safety and effectiveness. It's recommended you take the Metformin tablet during or after meals, and the pill should not be chewed. Regular blood tests should be conducted to ensure blood sugar levels are maintained and these can be done by your doctor.

Who can take Metformin tablets?

Metformin can be taken by almost anyone who suffers from Type 2 diabetes; however there are some people who should exercise caution when considering using the medication. Any patients who are allergic to Metformin or experience diabetic ketoacidosis should not take the medication and it's highly unlikely a doctor will ever prescribe it. You should also inform your doctor or include it in your online consultation with us should you suffer from heart or liver disease, as this may affect your suitability.

If during the course of you taking this treatment you require a CT scan or x-ray that uses an injected dye, you should temporarily stop taking the medication. Finally, you should monitor yourself for the possibility of lactic acidosis, a potentially serious side effect, and seek medical attention immediately if this occurs.

Can I buy Metformin online?

You can buy Metformin online after an easy and free consultation at euroClinix. This is used by our doctors to gauge your suitability for the treatment in terms of safety and effectiveness. If you are approved, the doctor will issue a prescription which will be sent to our pharmacy. They will then dispense your medication and deliver it straight to you.

Bram Borns Dr Brons

"Studies have found that Metformin is the most effective diabetes treatment available, as it has fewer side effects than other alternatives."

Genuine medication

Here at euroClinix, your safety is our priority. That is why we only supply genuine treatments dispensed by registered UK pharmacies.

General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Genuine medication
  • Prescribed by a registered doctor
  • Dispatched from a licensed UK pharmacy
The Metformin patient information leaflet (PIL) is provided for informational purposes only. For the latest manufacturer's information please refer to the PIL in the packaging. euroClinix does not accept liability for the information displayed.
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