Fortamet

Active Ingredient(s): Metformin
FDA Approved: * April 28, 2004
Pharm Company: * ANDRX LABS LLC
Category: Diabetes

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Fortamet Overview

Metformin, marketed under the trade name Glucophage among others, is the first-line medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes,[5][6] particularly in people who are overweight.[7] It is also used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).[5] Limited evidence suggests metformin may prevent the cardiovascular disease and cancer complications of diabetes.[8][9] It is not associated wit...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metformin

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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...

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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.

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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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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Metformin
  • Solution: 100mg/ml, 500mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 1000mg, 1gm, 500mg, 625mg, 750mg, 850mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 1000mg, 1gm, 500mg, 750mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Fortamet: (4 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 54868-2894 24 Hr Fortamet 1000 mg Extended Release Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5558 24 Hr Fortamet 500 mg Extended Release Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 59630-574 24 Hr Fortamet 500 mg Extended Release Tablet by Shionogi Inc.
  • 59630-575 24 Hr Fortamet 1000 mg Extended Release Tablet by Shionogi Inc.

Other drugs which contain Metformin or a similar ingredient: (37 results)

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