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Can my child with type 2 diabetes take metformin?

Your child with type 2 diabetes may be able to take metformin (Glucophage, Fortamet), a drug used to control blood sugar levels, if he's between 10 and 16 years old. Metformin hasn't been clinically tested in younger kids. Whatever your child's age, his doctor will be able to determine the best ways to manage his type 2 diabetes.

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