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Common Side Effects of Metformin

Metformin is a medicinal drug which is commonly found under the trade name Glucophage and various others. It is prescribed for the treatment of type II diabetes, specifically for overweight patients.

Metformin is also used for the treatment of PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). There have been some scientific reports which suggest Metformin can help prevent cardiovascular diseases to accelerate and cure cancer complications related to diabetes.

It controls blood sugar levels which in turn prevents kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, strokes, and sexual function problems. The active ingredient in this medicine is metformin hydrochloride coupled with inactive ingredients such as Cellulose acetate, hypromellose, povidone, etc.

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How Does It Work?

Metformin works by aiding your body’s response to naturally produced insulin by effectively reducing the amount of sugar your liver makes and is consequently absorbed by your intestines or stomach. It works most efficiently if coupled with a proper diet and a regular exercise program to control high blood sugar, obesity, and other related complications.

It is recommended that you take the dosage set by your doctor who knows best about your medical conditions, weight, age, and therapeutic response. You are advised to take it orally, at the same time each day and take regular blood tests to ensure your sugar levels are optimum.

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