Advertisement

Is Glumetza (metformin) safe for children?

Glumetza (metformin) is not recommended for children under 18 years old. Even though Type 2 diabetes is becoming more common among children, the effectiveness and safety of Glumetza has not been proven in this age range. Because its effects are unknown, you should talk to your child's doctor before having your child take Glumetza.

Continue Learning about Metformin

Metformin Drug: The New Fountain of Youth?
Metformin Drug: The New Fountain of Youth?
Metformin, a common prescription drug that’s used to treat type 2 diabetes, is making headlines worldwide – but the big news has nothing to do with di...
Read More
What is metformin?
Scripps HealthScripps Health
Introduced in the 1990s, metformin helps people with type 2 diabetes stabilize blood sugar levels by...
More Answers
What are the side effects of metformin?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Side effects may include vomiting, diarrhea, gas, indigestion, and abdominal bloating or cramping. O...
More Answers
Why does metformin make me nauseated?
Brooke RandolphBrooke Randolph
It appears that some people may be terminating metformin, a medication commonly prescribed for d...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.