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Metformin is the most commonly prescribed medication for treating Type 2 diabetes.
It helps the body respond to the lowered amounts of insulin caused by diabetes by controlling and decreasing the sugar levels in the blood.

  • Effectively manages Type 2 diabetes
  • Has been prescribed safely and effectively for 40 years
  • Helps the body control its sugar levels
  • One 500mg or 850mg tablet is taken twice or three times per day
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Metformin FAQs

What is Metformin?

Metformin is an oral anti-diabetic drug, the prescription drug used primarily in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is intended to help control the amount of sugar in the blood, and can be used on its own or combined with other medications.

What are the benefits?

Besides effectively assisting in managing Type II diabetes, Metformin tablets may also lower LDL cholesterol while increasing HDL cholesterol. The former is considered the "bad" form of cholesterol while the latter “good”, even assisting with weight loss. As this prescribed drug has also been used for so many years for the condition, it indicates the high level of effectiveness and safety the treatment carries for people who use it.

You can buy Meftormin online from euroClinix after completing an online consultation. Your prescription will then be passed on to our registered pharmacy, and will be sent out free of charge for delivery the next day.

How does it work?

Metformin helps the body to control blood sugar in several ways. The drug helps type 2 diabetics respond better to their own insulin.

This prescribed drug is a biguanide, which means it works in treating type 2 diabetes by helping the body control its sugar levels. It does so by decreasing the amount of sugar, or glucose, which is absorbed from food. It also regulates the amounts of glucose produced by the liver while helping the body overall in its responses to insulin. This treatment is not intended for Type 1 diabetes, as insulin injections will probably still be required.

The active ingredient

Metformin tablets contain the active ingredient Metformin Hydrochloride. Metformin is used to help control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 or non-insulin dependent diabetes.

People with diabetes have a deficiency or absence of a hormone produced by the pancreas called insulin. Insulin is the main hormone responsible for the control of sugar in the blood. In type 2 diabetes the pancreas does not produce sufficient insulin and the cells of the body are resistant to the low levels of insulin circulating in the blood.

How do you take Metformin?

Metformin is generally taken two or three times per day in the form of a 500mg or 850mg tablet. The maximum allowed daily dose is 3,000mg taken as three individual doses. If you feel that your selected dosage choice is too strong or too weak, you can adjust your dosage after 10 to 15 days after consulting with your doctor.

You should only ever take the tablet as prescribed and follow the instructions correctly for maximum safety and effectiveness. It's recommended you take this prescribed drug during or after meals, and the pill should not be chewed. Regular blood tests should be conducted to ensure blood sugar levels are maintained and your doctor can do these.

Who can take Metformin tablets?

Metformin can be taken by almost anyone who suffers from Type 2 diabetes; however there are some people who should exercise caution when considering using the medication. Any patients who are allergic to Metformin or experience diabetic ketoacidosis should not take the medication and it's highly unlikely a doctor will ever prescribe it. You should also inform your doctor or include it in your online consultation with us should you suffer from heart or liver disease, as this may affect your suitability

If during the course of you taking this treatment you will require a CT scan or x-ray that uses an injected dye, you should temporarily stop taking the medication. Finally, you should monitor yourself for the possibility of lactic acidosis, a potentially serious side effect, and seek medical attention immediately if this occurs.

Can I buy Metformin online?

You can buy Metformin online after an easy and free consultation at euroClinix. This is used by our doctors to gauge your suitability for the treatment in terms of safety and effectiveness. If you are approved, the doctor will issue a prescription, which will be sent to our pharmacy. They will then dispense your medication and deliver it straight to you.

Dr Stamatios Poupalos

"Studies have found that Metformin is the most effective diabetes treatment available, as it has fewer side effects than other alternatives."

Genuine medication

Here at euroClinix, your safety is our priority. That is why we only supply genuine treatments dispensed by registered UK pharmacies.

General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Genuine medication
  • Prescribed by a registered doctor
  • Dispatched from a licensed UK pharmacy
The Metformin patient information leaflet (PIL) is provided for informational purposes only. For the latest manufacturer's information please refer to the PIL in the packaging. euroClinix does not accept liability for the information displayed.
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