Glumetza is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Glumetza is considered an adjunct treatment to diet and exercise. Glumetza is also referred to by its drug name, Metformin. Glumetza may be prescribed alone or in with an insulin or sulfonylurea.
Glumetza is a Biguanide. Glumetza is believed to work by decreasing the amount of glucose produced by the liver and making the muscle tissue more sensitive to insulin.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Glumetza is generally taken once daily with the last meal of the day.
Glumetza comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Glumetza lists common side effects including diarrhea, nausea, gas, stomach pain, and upset stomach.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Glumetza include lactic acidosis (when the tissues and blood become too acidic) and systemic allergic reaction.
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