Glucophage XR

Active Ingredient(s): Metformin
FDA Approved: * October 13, 2000
Category: Diabetes

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

Glucophage XR 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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After taken this medication 500mg mayb after an hour or so I tends to get this burning headache,I was reading some of the replies to this medication (metformin) and I not sure if that is what I'm experiencing the hotness+headaches,I also notice when I have taken 1000 which my dr.wants me to take it it drops it too low. ## Hi, Helen! Sorry about the headaches you've been experiencing. How are you feeling today? The headache may actually be due to your sugar dropping too low, they can manifest as symptom of it being too high or too low. Do you check your levels when you get one? And as to the higher dosage dropping it too low, how low does it go then? Have you informed your doctor of the issue? Learn more Metformin details here.

side effects

I find aprox. 20 to 30 minutes after taking Glucophage or Metformin I am extremely hot as in bad hot flashes and I am wondering if this is happening to anyone else ## Hmm.. I Feel Fine During My Dosage. Any Other Unusual Side Effects Your Having?? ## My DR increased my dose and I have terrible bouts of nausea. Will this go away and how can I make it stop? ## Rhapsody, I suggest speaking to your doctor about this issue, that way you can rule out any other possible causes and see what you may need to do or what you can safely take with your medications to reduce the nausea. ## Yes, I have had this. I increased from 1 x500mg a day to two. For a while, I was fine, then the heat started in my face and hands. My face felt cool to touch but I felt like I was on fire underneath. I wondered if i...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • 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 Glucophage XR: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0087-6063 24 Hr Glucophage 500 mg Extended Release Tablet by Bristol-myers Squibb Company
  • 0087-6064 24 Hr Glucophage 750 mg Extended Release Tablet by Bristol-myers Squibb Company

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