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What is metformin HCl?

Metformin HCl is a prescription medication that is used to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar by decreasing the amount of sugar that is produced in the liver, increasing the sensitivity of insulin receptors, and limiting the amount of sugar that is absorbed by the body from food. It may be combined with other treatments like insulin. This medication is available as a tablet or liquid that is taken orally. Metformin HCl is available under the brand name Glucophage.

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