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Glucophage XR: Oral tablet, extended release

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Metformin 500mg ER Tab
Apace Packaging LLC
Pill Identification: APO  |  XR500
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Metformin 750mg ER Tab
Caraco Pharmaceuticals Laboratories, LTD
Pill Identification: 143 
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Metformin 750mg ER Tab
Andrx Pharmaceuticals Inc . a division of Watson
Pill Identification: LOGO 577  |  750
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Metformin 750mg ER Tab
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
Pill Identification: Z C  |  20
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Metformin 500mg ER Tab
Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: IP 178 
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Metformin 500mg ER Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: APO  |  XR500
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Metformin 500mg ER Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: APO  |  XR500
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Metformin 750mg ER Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: M 350 
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Metformin 500mg ER Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: M 352 
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Metformin 750mg ER Tab
AvKARE, Inc.
Pill Identification: IP 179 
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Metformin 500mg ER Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: IP 178 
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Metformin 750mg ER Tab
Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: IP 179 
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Glucophage XR 500mg Tab
PD-RX
Pill Identification: BMS 6063  |  500
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Metformin 500mg ER Tab
Eon Labs Inc a Division of Sandoz
Pill Identification: E4416 
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Metformin 500mg ER Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  7267
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Glucophage XR 750mg Tab
Bristol Myers Squibb Co
Pill Identification: BMS 6064  |  750
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Metformin 500mg ER Tab
Ivax Pharmaceuticals Inc a Division of Teva USA
Pill Identification: 4435  |  500
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Metformin 750mg ER Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: APO  |  XR750
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Metformin 750mg ER Tab
Apotex Corp
Pill Identification: APO  |  XR750
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Metformin 500mg ER Tab
AvPAK; a Division of AvKARE Inc
Pill Identification: IP 178 
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Metformin 500mg ER Tab
Mylan Institutional Inc. formerly UDL Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: M 352 
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Metformin 500mg ER Tab
Apotex Corp
Pill Identification: APO  |  XR500
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Metformin 500mg ER Tab
Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging, LLC
Pill Identification: APO  |  XR500
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Metformin 750mg ER Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: IP 179 
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Metformin 750mg ER Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  7212
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Metformin 500mg ER Tab
Caraco Pharmaceuticals Laboratories, LTD
Pill Identification: 142 
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Metformin 500mg ER Tab
AvKARE, Inc.
Pill Identification: IP 178 
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Metformin 750mg ER Tab
Barr Laboratories Inc a Division of Teva USA
Pill Identification: 107  |  b
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Metformin 500mg ER Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: 6065  |  500
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Metformin 500mg ER Tab
Actavis Pharma, Inc., formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: LOGO 574 
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Fortamet 500mg ER Tab
Shionogi Pharma, Inc.
Pill Identification: LOGO 574 
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Fortamet 500mg ER Tab
Shionogi Pharma, Inc.
Pill Identification: LOGO 574 
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Metformin 500mg ER Tab
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
Pill Identification: Z  |  63
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Metformin 500mg ER Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Pill Identification: IP 178 
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Glucophage XR 500mg Tab
Bristol Myers Squibb Co
Pill Identification: BMS 6063  |  500
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Metformin 500mg ER Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: IP 178 
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 Glucophage XR: Oral tablet, extended release

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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.


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CVS/pharmacy Patient Statistics for Glucophage XR: Oral tablet, extended release
Usage by Gender
71.93%
28.07%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.93%
8.16%
31.64%
59.27%
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