• Treatment for type 2 diabetes
  • Helps to control blood sugar levels
  • For patients who are already using metformin
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Buy Metformin UK | What is Metformin?

Buy Metformin UK - Metformin belongs to a group of medicines called oral hypoglycaemics, which work by reducing the level of sugar in the blood. The active ingredient in this medicine is metformin hydrochloride.

Taking Metformin over a long period of time also helps to lower the risk of complications associated with diabetes. It is also most often prescribed to diabetic patients who are overweight.

If you have diabetes, your pancreas does not make enough insulin or your body is not able to use the insulin it produces effectively. This leads to a high level of glucose in your blood, which Metformin helps to lower to as normal a level as possible.

How does Metformin Work?

Metformin works by improving how you respond to the insulin your body creates naturally, and reduces the amount of glucose (sugar) your liver produces.

Metformin brings down your blood sugar by:

  1. Lowering glucose production in the liver lowering blood sugar by increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin decreasing the amount of glucose in your body both before and after eating
  2. People with diabetes have poorly controlled blood sugar levels, which is often higher than normal.
  3. If you have type 2 diabetes, your body will not produce enough insulin, which is a hormone that balances the level of sugar in your blood

How long does Metformin take to work?

Metformin is a fast acting treatment for diabetes, and can help to effectively lower your blood sugar level in just 48 hours. It can take up to 3 months for your blood sugar levels to lower permanently while taking metformin.

Buy Metformin UK | What are the side effects of Metformin?

Like all medicines, metformin can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.

Common side effects

Common side effects happen in more than 1 in 100 people. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if these side effects bother you or don't go away after 1 week: feeling sick vomiting diarrhoea stomach ache loss of appetite a metallic taste in the mouth

Serious side effects

Serious side effects are rare and happen in less than 1 in 10,000 people. Tell your doctor straight away if you get warning signs of: a general feeling of discomfort with severe tiredness, fast or shallow breathing, being cold and a slow heartbeat yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes - this could be a sign of liver problems extreme tiredness, lack of energy, pins and needles, a sore and red tongue, mouth ulcers, muscle weakness and disturbed vision - these could be signs of anaemia a skin rash, redness or itching - this could be a sign of a skin disorder Serious allergic reaction In rare cases, it’s possible to have a serious allergic reaction to metformin. View Patient information Leaflet

What is the difference between Metformin standard release and Metformin modified release?

Modified-release is a type of pill that delivers a drug with a delay after its administration. This means that after taking the medication its effects will not be felt immediately. Modified release Metformin has the advantage of only being needed once a day and patients usually also experience fewer side effects.

Your doctor may prescribe slow release tablets if you have side effects such as diarrhoea when taking  standard release pills. Studies have shown better control of blood sugars with those taking slow release metformin compared to those taking the standard release. A study showed metformin and metformin slow release both improved blood sugar levels over 24 weeks in patients.

Buy Metformin UK | Can I Drink Alcohol While Taking Metformin?

If you have diabetes, excessive alcohol intake can lower your blood sugar, even for some time after you’ve stopped drinking. Drinking also makes it difficult for your body to get rid of lactic acid as quickly, which increases your risk of lactic acidosis. Beer, as well as some very sweet alcoholic drinks, may increase your blood sugar levels. You should ask your doctor if it is safe for you to drink while taking Metformin to avoid any adverse effects.

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