Glucophage SR (Metformin) 1000mg 28 Prolonged Release Tablets contain the active ingredient metformin hydrochloride, the prolonged release tablets are specially designed to release the drug slowly into the body. They are used in those with Type 2 diabetes whom are unable to control there blood glucose through diet and exercise alone. They work by making the body more sensitive to insulin and helps return to normal the way the body uses glucose.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
To read the patient information leaflet for this product click here https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/PIL.26350.latest.pdf
Please take this medicine exactly as your doctor has instructed you to.
Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water, do not chew the tablets.
The usual starting dose is 500mg (1 tablet) daily. After two weeks of taking this tablet the doctor may measure your blood glucose and adjust the dose.
Always take these tablets with food.
If you take more then prescribed consult your doctor.
If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember with some food. DO NOT double dose.
The active ingredient in Glucophage SR (Metformin) 1000mg 28 Prolonged Release Tablets is metformin hydrochloride. The other ingredients are magnesium stearate, carmellose sodium, hypromellose
Please read the patient information leaflet provided with this medicine before taking.
If you experience any of the side effects listed in the leaflet or not listed consult your pharmacist or gp.
Do not take this medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Please tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including those not prescribed.
Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.
You should have your blood or urine tested for sugar regularly.
You should see your doctor at least once a year to check the function of your kidneys (more often if you are elderly or have kidney problems)