Glucophage SR (Metformin) 500mg 28 Prolonged Release Tablets contain the active ingredient metformin hydrochloride and belong to a group of medicines called biguanides. They are used in the treatment of those with Type 2 Diabetes, when diet and exercise alone have not been enough to control blood glucose. Glucophage SR makes the body more sensitive to insulin and helps return to normal the way your body uses glucose.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
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) 500mg 28 Prolonged Release Tablets is metformin hydrochloride. The other ingredients are magnesium stearate, carmellose sodium, hypromellose & microcrystalline cellulose.
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.
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