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Glucophage XR (Metformin Sustained Release)

Drug:Glucophage XR Tablet
Country:United Kingdom
Dosage:500 mg
Glucophage XR Tablet
United Kingdom
750 mg
Drug:Glucophage XR Tablet
Country:United Kingdom
Dosage:1000 mg
Metformin Sustained Release Tablet (Gluconor SR - Lupin)
500 mg
Drug:Metformin Sustained Release Tablet
Dosage:1000 mg
Metformin Sustained Release Tablet
1000 mg


Glucophage XR (Metformin Sustained Release) is a prescription medication used to control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. It is used with a proper diet and exercise program and may be combined with other diabetes medications. Metformin belongs to the class of drugs called biguanides. It works by helping to restore your body’s proper response to the insulin produced naturally by your body. This medication also decreases the amount of sugar made by your liver and absorbed by your stomach or intestines. Glucophage XR is usually taken once daily with the evening meal.

Manufacturer Information

Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Glucophage XR from United Kingdom manufactured by Merck. The generic Metformin Sustained Release tablets are available from India also called Exermet by Cipla and Canada by a different manufacturer. Glucophage XR is available in the dosage of 500 mg, 750 mg and 1000 mg tablets.

Side Effects

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

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

• Blurred vision;
• Dizziness;
• Fast heartbeat;
• Hunger;
• Shaking;
• Sudden sweating;
• Symptoms of low blood sugar;
• Tingling hands or feet

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 Glucophage XR 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 and 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. Limit alcoholic beverages while taking this medication as it can increase your risk of low blood sugar or lactic acidosis. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. Metformin can cause changes in the menstrual cycle and increase your risk of pregnancy. Use a reliable form of birth control while on this medication. Metformin passes into breast milk in small amounts. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding.

Check out: 10 Health & Wellness Products for Women to Look Out for This Year supplies only genuine Glucophage, Glucophage XR from Canada, India and the UK using Canadian, Indian or UK packaging. This Glucophage and Glucophage XR is manufactured by Bristol Myers Squibb the worldwide manufacturer of Glucophage and Glucophage XR. This offer is neither endorsed nor authorized by Bristol Myers Squibb (The United States and Canadian distributor of Glucophage and Glucophage XR). has no affiliation whatsoever with Bristol Myers Squibb.

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

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