Metformin ER (Fortamet) Coupon - Metformin ER (Fortamet) 1000mg tablet

Generic Fortamet

Metformin ER is a biguanide used to treat type II diabetes. It helps control blood sugar in combination with diet and exercise. Metformin is widely considered the first-line treatment for adult onset diabetes because it rarely causes hypoglycemia and can help with weight loss. Brands include Fortamet and Glucophage XR. The immediate release version is available as generic metformin and Glucophage. Extended-release metformin combination pills include Janumet XR (Januvia and metformin) and Actoplus Met XR (pioglitazone and metformin). Compare biguanides.
Metformin ER (Fortamet) Coupon - Metformin ER (Fortamet) 1000mg tablet

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Lifted Restrictions Mean More Diabetics Can Use Metformin!

Dr. Sharon Orrange - May 24, 2016

Metformin (Glucophage) is first line therapy for diabetes which carries the benefit of helping with weight loss. It’s cheap, does not result in risky low blood sugars (hypoglycemia), has a cheap generic—oh AND it may help you live longer. In a previous blog I told you about the exciting early evidence that metformin may help prevent aging.

Well, a recent loosening of restrictions from the FDA means that 40% or 50% of patients with type 2 diabetes who have mild-moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD) will now be eligible to take metforminSee More

New Metformin Generic Now in Pharmacies

The GoodRx Pharmacist - March 30, 2016

Diabetes—specifically type 2 or adult onset diabetes—is a growing epidemic in the United States, in part to the increase in obesity over the past 10 years.

However, there are several medications that (with healthy diet and excercise) can help keep your blood sugar under control. Glumetza is the newest option to have a generic version approved, which should mean lower prices and more options for you in the near future. See More

Is Metformin the Key to Preventing Aging?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - December 15, 2015

Metformin is an inexpensive generic drug widely used for type 2 diabetes in the U.S. Although it only costs pennies, it is now featured on the World Health Organization’s list of “essential medications.” Now, metformin (the brand is Glucophage) is also being studied for cancer and aging prevention.
You may know that metformin works to lower blood sugar and promote weight loss, but these 10 metformin discoveries may still surprise you. See More

5 Ways to Save More on Your Diabetes Meds

Dr. Sharon Orrange - October 06, 2015

More than 29 million Americans have diabetes. That’s more than 10% of the US—and that number continues to rise. More than 1.7 million adults were diagnosed with diabetes in 2012 alone.
Fortunately, several new medications for diabetes have recently been approved—Toujeo (a new insulin product), Synjardy (a new combination of empagliflozin/metformin) and others. These new drugs provide several benefits such as fewer side effects or foolproof self-dosing with an insulin pen. See More

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