Glucophage XR is a prescription medication that is used to improve blood sugar control in patients who have type 2 diabetes. Glucophage XR contains metformin and works by helping to restore the body’s response to insulin and by decreasing the amount of sugar produced by the liver. Glucophage XR should be taken as part of a diabetes treatment program that may also include diet and exercise.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Glucophage XR include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of metformin.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Glucophage XR?
If you miss a dose of Glucophage XR, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What else is Glucophage XR called?
Glucophage XR is also known as Glumetza internationally. Glumetza is the same brand name medication with a different name internationally and is not a generic alternative medication. Generic Glucophage XR is called metformin ER.