Metformin 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 used in conjunction with exercise and diet.
- Q Who should not take metformin?
- Q Is Metformin bad for kidneys?
- Q Is my metformin tablet working if it sometimes shows up in the toilet?
- Q Is metformin effective?
- Q Are allergies / asthama the side effects of metformin?
- Q Can muscle pain be a side effect of taking metformin?