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 Am I likely to get lactic acidosis from taking metformin?
- Q Are stomach problems a side effect of metformin?
- Q Do I always have to take metformin with food?
- Q Why does metformin make me nauseated?
- Q What health problems besides diabetes may be treated with metformin?
- Q Is my metformin tablet working if it sometimes shows up in the toilet?