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Fortamet 500 mg ER and Metformin 500 mg ER differences

I regularly take Fortamet 500 mg ER and about 3 years ago tried the lesser expensive Metformin 500 mg ER. The Metformin did not work nearly as well as Fortamet. 1) Why would that be? 2) Are there assistance programs to help offset the high cost of the brand Fortamet? Thank you! ## Hello, Lindy! How are you? There are some generics that are osmotic, this means that precise testing and formulating is done to ensure that they match very closely with the name brand, but that does not apply to all of them. Basically the cheaper a generic gets, the more leeway is taken, thus you may have gotten one that was still time released, but had enough differences to keep it from working well for you, especially if your body was used to the name brand. And unfortunately, I am not finding any assistance...


WHITE ROUND COATED PILL HAS A TRIANGLE A SHAPE ABOVE 574 ## The pill in description is Fortamet (500 mg); a generic for Metformin, which is an oral anti-diabetic drug in the biguanide class. You can view a detailed description of the drug, by clicking on the link below... If you have any more questions or comments to add, please post back so I can further assist you.


Is there anyone out there using Fortamet? ## The generic name for this would be Metformin, it is also sold under the name Glucophage. This is a diabetes drug used to help lower and control blood sugar levels. Fortamet Info Click Here ## I use Fortamet. They prescribed it to me for insulin resistant type two diabetes. It is also used in cases of Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome to help with Fertility.


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