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Metformin -The Most Prescribed Diabetic Medication 



Metformin or Glucophage as it is sometimes called is an oral prescription drug used to treat type 2 diabetes. This is especially the case when the diabetic is...

...overweight or is insulin resistant. It has also been shown to reduce bad cholesterol and fight against heart disease associated with diabetes. Statistics show that out of all  prescription drugs used to control diabetes, Metformin is prescribed the most.

The many benefits of using Metformin in the treatment of diabetes include... 

  • reduced complications-including heart attack and stroke

  • does not encourage weight gain

  • increases mortality

  • decreases hypoglycemic attracts

  • may protect against pancreatic cancer. 

  • increases insulin sensitivity,

Metformin is available in 500, 800, and 1000 mg tablet.

Prediabetics- or borderline diabetics as they are sometimes called...

...may avoid full blown type 2 diabetes when using Metformin

 There is a risk of using Metformin if...

...you are suffering with kidney or liver disease or any other disease that may increase the risk of lactic acidosis.  If this is the case with you make sure to inform (if he does't already know) your doctor. 

There is also the chance of gastrointestinal upset, including diarrhea, cramps, nausea, and vomiting.



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