Active Ingredient(s): Metformin
FDA Approved: * March 3, 1995
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 Overview

Metformin, sold under the brand name Glucophage among others, is the first-line medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes,[6][7][8] particularly in people who are overweight.[9] It is also used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome.[6] It is not associated with weight gain[10] and is taken by mouth.[6] It is sometimes used as an off-label augment to attenuate the risk ...

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Duromine, Glucophage and Toplep for losing weight

A professor from the North has prescribed Duromine, Glucophage 1000mg 2x per day and Toplep to lose weight. What do you guys think about that? I am almost 70 yrs of age and have gained like 7kg after a hip replacement. I need to lose weight again seriously because I have problems with my back/discs that are disintegrating and the extra weight can't do it any good. Please let me know before I buy the stuff. ## Did this work for you?

Prolifen medicine for conceiving

My doctor has advised me to take prolifen as i got married from the last 4 years and still have not concieved. I'm taking this medicine for the first time and have been taking cerophene etc of the same formula. would u plz help me as to how long i should take it? when should i change my medicine?? plz rep. thanks ## 5 years ago my doc gave me prolifen and after using it for only 5 days i conceived twins. Now I'm trying for a baby. My doc gave me prolifen and then duphaston, but i got pain in the sides of my body, like kidney pain. Should i continue? ## My semen report shows that sperm count is approx 15 millions while Min req is 60 million. i show this report to a doctor & he suggest me to use evion & prolifen capsules for 3 months. Please help me if this decision is rig...


I have had irregular period since the very beginning. Diagnosed with pcos couple of years back. I am now 29 and dying to conceive. Problem is my partner is not very cooperative as he keeps withdrawing. Im currently on glucophage & primolut-n. Is there any meds I can take to increase my chances of conceiving with pretty less semen? :( ## To be honest, if you're partner doesn't want to have a child, at this time, forcing one on them is a very bad and irresponsible idea. If having a child right now is important to you, then you should seek a partner who is also ready for it. Has he said why he isn't ready? ## ????I was in severe depression before I contacted Dr Vipul Sharma. A sense of inferiority had seeped into my life due to prolonged infertility and amenorrhea. Arogyam ...

Diabetes Type 2 and side effects of Galvus Met

I am a diabetes type 2 patient and I was using insulin Humulene 30/70 with Glucophage 500 thrice a day, at which point my sugar level was 322. But now I changed doctors and he recommend more Galvus Met 50/850 with other medicine and currently I am not using insulin. Please tell me what I have to do. Should I use insulin again?

which is the best drug for treating type 2 diabetes

The subject in question is about treating of diabetes. Please can you kindly list the names of the most recommended drugs one can use without having any much complication during usage or treatment. since there is no complete treatment of diabetes. Iam a diabetes patient for the past ten years now and I have been taking different type diabetes drugs and my diabetes is under control for now without any complication since I started the medication. thks. ## I was on glucophage 850g and now changed to forminal 500g.

Galvus Met 50mg/500mg

I am a diabetic type-2 patient, 78 yrs old, on medication. I am taking Galvus met 500mg before breakfast once daily. My sugar level ranges between 150-210. Is it advisable to take Glucophage XR 500mg-dosage? Please advise. ## Hello, Kaizer! How are you? Has your doctor instructed you to take it? How long after eating do you check your sugar levels? What types of foods do you eat? The NIH has some very informative articles on diabetes and a proper healthy diet. For example, you should avoid sweets, as much as possible, and if you do want something sweet, you should stick with fruits. When it comes to most vegetables, you can eat as much as you want, since most contain little fat and little sugars. You should also avoid high fat foods, since they can coat your cells and prevent them from ...

side affects of galvus 50/850

I am using galvus met 50 850 from last one week, earlier i used to use glucophage 750 xr, doctors changed the medicines due to sugar level being high,h1b 8.4, after using this tablet i am feeling very drowsy, is this the side affect of this medicine? ## Hello, Kamesh! How are you? Has there been any change? Dizziness and drowsiness can be side effects of this medication, as reported by the U.S. FDA, you may also experience nausea, headache, flatulence and diarrhea. However, it could also be a sign that your sugars are now going too low. Have you been checking them regularly?

forminal 500 is it essential for treating.diabetes

I have been given forminal500 instead of glucophage, i do have diarrhoea ,and my mouth and tongue are dry and sore,i do request for advice as this is an irritating situation ## They are actually just different brand names for the same medication, they both contain Metformin. Those side effects can be normal, as reported by the FDA, you may also experience abdominal pain, flatulence and low blood sugar. What have your recent sugar levels been? Are you on any other medications? How long have you been taking it? Most side effects tend to go away, with time, once your body gets used to a medication.

glucophage mertformin 1000 mg

my mom is a diabetic and as well as patient for blood pressure and she always takes all the medicines on time but still she sweats and feels dizzy as well as feels really weak all the time. she is around 50 years old and I am very concerned about her, please help me out as I am very worried about her. she also has a problem where her voice is changing and her allergies are COUGH WITH ACE LISINOPRIL and her principal diagnosis are DYSPHONIA and secondary diagnosis are ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX, please make me understand these and how to treat her voice too.. ## my first question is basically why does my mom sweat, feel dizzy and have often headaches even after she takes her diabetic and BP medicines on time? and secondly moms voice is kind of changing and when we went for a check up they said th...

aurobindo pharm generic for glucophage

Hi my name is Krystal and one of my friends is taking this medication she forgot what it is used for and be leave's that her Dr. Said it was for whight loss but is not shure can you pls help us out thank you ## Hello, Krys! How are you? The FDA classifies Glucophage as an oral antidiabetic medication, though they are sometimes prescribed for weight loss, because they improve insulin resistance. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, stomach pain, flatulence and hypoglycemia. Is there anything else I can help with?


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • For Suspension, Extended Release: 500mg/5ml
  • 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: (6 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0087-6060 Glucophage 500 mg Oral Tablet by Bristol-myers Squibb Company
  • 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
  • 0087-6070 Glucophage 850 mg Oral Tablet by Bristol-myers Squibb Company
  • 0087-6071 Glucophage 1000 mg Oral Tablet by Bristol-myers Squibb Company
  • 55289-211 Glucophage 500 mg Oral Tablet by Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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