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Metformin Hydrochloride: Oral tablet

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  • Reported side effects
  • Daily life interactions

Available Strengths
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Pill Identification: H/102 
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Pill Identification: H/102 
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Metformin 850mg Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: 2775  |  WPI
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Pill Identification: H/104 
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Metformin 500mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Pill Identification: IP 218  |  500
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Pill Identification: H/104 
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: M F1  |  G
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: C 474 
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Ingenus Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Pill Identification: G 10 
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Ingenus Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Pill Identification: G 12 
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: GP 128 
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Metformin 850mg Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: GP 127 
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: GP 124 
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
Pill Identification: C 474 
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Solco Healthcare US LLC
Pill Identification: SG  |  105
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Metformin 850mg Tab
Solco Healthcare US LLC
Pill Identification: SG  |  106
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Solco Healthcare US LLC
Pill Identification: S G  |  1 07
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Metformin 850mg Tab
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
Pill Identification: Z  |  69
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Ivax Pharmaceuticals Inc a Division of Teva USA
Pill Identification: 4432  |  1000
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
Pill Identification: Z 71 
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
Pill Identification: Z  |  70
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Metformin 850mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Pill Identification: Z  |  69
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Eon Labs Inc a Division of Sandoz
Pill Identification: E 213 
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: GP 124 
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Metformin 850mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: GP 127 
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Metformin 500mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Pill Identification: 397 
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: GP 128 
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: A  |  12
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: APO 500  |  MET
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Metformin 850mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: APO 850 
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: IP 177  |  10 00
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Metformin 850mg Tab
Solco Healthcare US LLC
Pill Identification: I46 
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: APO 1000 
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: A  |  1 4
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Solco Healthcare US LLC
Pill Identification: I 47 
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Metformin 850mg Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: A  |  13
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC
Pill Identification: IP 220  |  1000
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC
Pill Identification: IP 218  |  500
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: G 45  |  1000
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Blu Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Pill Identification: G 45  |  1000
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Metformin 850mg Tab
Greenstone Ltd
Pill Identification: A  |  13
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
Pill Identification: MP 753 
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Greenstone Ltd
Pill Identification: A  |  1 4
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Metformin 850mg Tab
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
Pill Identification: MP 752 
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Greenstone Ltd
Pill Identification: A  |  12
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: IP 218  |  500
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: IP 220  |  1000
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Metformin 850mg Tab
Mylan Institutional LLC formerly UDL Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: M  |  240
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Metformin 850mg Tab
Carlsbad Technology Inc
Pill Identification: SG  |  106
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Carlsbad Technology Inc
Pill Identification: SG  |  105
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Carlsbad Technology Inc
Pill Identification: S G  |  1 07
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
Pill Identification: MP 751 
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Apotex Corp
Pill Identification: APO 500  |  MET
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Metformin 850mg Tab
Apotex Corp
Pill Identification: APO 850 
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Metformin 500mg Tab
McKesson Packaging
Pill Identification: IP 218  |  500
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Apotex Corp
Pill Identification: APO 1000 
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Ivax Pharmaceuticals Inc a Division of Teva USA
Pill Identification: 4331  |  500
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Rx Pak Div of Mckesson Corp
Pill Identification: C 474 
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Metformin 500mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: 397 
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Metformin 850mg Tab
Ivax Pharmaceuticals Inc a Division of Teva USA
Pill Identification: 4330  |  850
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 48  |  93
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 48  |  93
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Metformin 850mg Tab
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
Pill Identification: 435 
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Metformin 850mg Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: A  |  13
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Metformin 500mg Tab
AvKARE, Inc.
Pill Identification: IP 218  |  500
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: WPI WPI  |  24 55
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Metformin 850mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 49  |  93
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Metformin 850mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 49  |  93
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Metformin 850mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 49  |  93
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
Pill Identification: 397 
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: MP 751 
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Metformin 850mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: MP 752 
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Metformin 850mg Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: M  |  240
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Metformin 500mg Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: A  |  12
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: MP 753 
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: M  |  234
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
AvKARE, Inc.
Pill Identification: IP 220  |  1000
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Legacy Packaging
Pill Identification: 48  |  93
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Legacy Packaging
Pill Identification: A  |  1 4
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC
Pill Identification: IP 177  |  10 00
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 72 14  |  9 3
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 9 3  |  72 14
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Metformin 1000mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 72 14  |  9 3
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Metformin 500mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 48  |  93
How This Drug Works
Biguanides
Biguanides help the body manage glucose and insulin better by decreasing glucose production in the liver and absorption of glucose from food. They also improve the cells ability to recognize insulin and increase the amount of glucose used for energy.
"Biguanides help the body manage glucose and insulin more effectively. They decrease glucose production in the liver and the absorption of glucose from food. They also improve the cells ability to recognize insulin and increase the amount of glucose used for energy. <br><br> Food comes into the body and is broken down into glucose which travels through the blood to be used as energy. The liver can also make glucose if the body needs it. When glucose enters the blood, the pancreas releases the right amount of a hormone called insulin to balance the blood levels by delivering glucose into the cells that need energy and storing the extra. Problems can occur when there is no insulin, not enough insulin or the cells canâ¬"t recognize insulin and canâ¬"t use the glucose for energy. <br><br> Biguanides makes insulin receptors more productive by processing extra glucose and making muscle tissue more capable of using insulin. The results in the body having an increased ability to maintain healthy blood sugar levels."
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Metformin Hydrochloride: Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

METFORMIN (met FOR min) is used to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. This medicine can be used alone or with other medicines for diabetes.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Glucophage: Oral tablet

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Metformin Hydrochloride: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
48.68%
51.32%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.43%
6.22%
37.5%
55.85%
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