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Fortamet (Metformin Sustained Release)

Type
Drug
Mfr.
Country
Dosage
Qty
Price(USD)
Type:
Drug:Fortamet
Mfr.:Merck
Country:United Kingdom
Dosage:500 mg
Qty:56
Price:$85.31
Type:
Fortamet
Merck
United Kingdom
500 mg
112
$132.96
Type:
Drug:Fortamet
Mfr.:Merck
Country:United Kingdom
Dosage:500 mg
Qty:224
Price:$200.77
Type:
Metformin Sustained Release
Generic
India
500 mg
84
$45.99
Type:
Drug:Metformin Sustained Release
Mfr.:Generic
Country:India
Dosage:500 mg
Qty:168
Price:$80.99
Type:
Metformin Sustained Release
Generic
India
1000 mg
84
$70.99
Type:
Drug:Metformin Sustained Release
Mfr.:Generic
Country:India
Dosage:1000 mg
Qty:168
Price:$110.99

Information

Fortamet (Metformin) is a prescription medication that is combined with a proper diet and exercise program and possibly with other medications to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. By controlling your blood sugar, you can also help prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs and sexual function problems. By controlling your diabetes properly, you may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Metformin belongs to the class of drugs called biguanides. This medication works by helping restore your body’s proper response to the insulin you naturally produce. It also decreases the amount of sugar made by your liver and absorbed by your stomach or intestines. Fortamet is usually taken once daily with the evening meal.

Manufacturer Information

Our Canadian Pharmacy carries the brand Fortamet from United Kingdom also called Glucophage SR manufactured by Merck. The generic Metformin sustained release tablets are available from India also called Metsmall SR by Dr. Reddys. Fortamet is available in the strength of 500 mg and 1000 mg tablets.

Side Effects

The common side effects of Fortamet may include diarrhea, metallic taste in the mouth, nausea, vomiting, and upset stomach.

This medication may cause symptoms of high blood sugar including confusion, drowsiness, flushing, fruity breath odor, increased urination, rapid breathing and thirst.

Inform your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:

• Body aches;
• Fever;
• Flu symptoms;
• Shortness of breath;
• Swelling or rapid weight gain

Stop taking this medication and inform your doctor right away if you have this very serious side effect occurs: Lactic acidosis.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.

Customer Precautions

You should not take Fortamet if you are allergic to Metformin or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. This medication may cause blurred vision, dizziness or drowsiness due to extremely low or high blood sugar. You should not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires you to be alert unless you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit your alcohol intake while using this medication because it can increase your risk of lactic acidosis and developing low blood sugar. It may be difficult to control your blood sugar when your body is stressed. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. Metformin can cause changes in the menstrual cycle and increase the risk of becoming pregnant. You should a reliable form of birth control while taking this medication. This medication passes into breast milk in small amounts.

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The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

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