Metformin (Generic Glucophage) helps control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes, an illness where your body does not make enough insulin or cannot properly use the insulin it makes. This leads to hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar. Metformin works by helping your body restore its proper response to the insulin you naturally produce, and lowers the amount of sugar made in your liver and absorbed in your stomach and intestines. Controlling blood sugar is important for preventing kidney damage, nerve problems, blindness, sexual dysfunction and potentially even loss of limbs. Properly managing blood sugar can also reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Metformin is often prescribed when a healthy diet and exercise alone are not enough to control blood sugar levels, and may be prescribed along with other medications to manage type 2 diabetes.
Metformin is available as both an immediate release and extended release formulation. Metformin immediate release is the generic version of Glucophage. Metformin extended release is the generic version of Glucophage XR, Fortamet and Glumetza.
Metformin is the generic version of Glucophage, and requires a prescription. You can buy generic metformin at Blink Health at a discounted price.
All generic medications sold through Blink Health are FDA-approved. All FDA-approved generics must have the same strength, dosage form, safety and effectiveness as their brand-name counterparts.