Metformin hydrochloride. It is used to help control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 or non-insulin dependent diabetes.
Metformin is used as a first line treatment of type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight. It is used when diet and exercise have failed to control blood sugar levels. It can also be used in combination with other antidiabetic medicines to provide better control of blood sugar. Metformin in Israel is only available as a 850mg slow release tablet.
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Adjunctive therapy to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes
Monotherapy or with sulfonylurea
Immediate-release tablet or solution
Extended-release tablet or suspension
Type 2 Diabetes Prevention (Off-label)
850 mg PO qDay
Target dosing: 850 mg PO q12hr