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Metformin ER (Glucophage XR) is an inexpensive drug used to treat type II diabetes. It helps control blood sugar in combination with diet and exercise. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. Generic metformin ER is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of metformin ER (Glucophage XR) is around $10.00, 73% off the average retail price of $37.82. Compare biguanides.
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Metformin vs. Extended-Release Metformin: Pros and Cons

Roni Shye
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Both metformin and metformin ER (extended release) treat type 2 diabetes by improving patients’ blood sugar control—but they are quite different and are not interchangeable. How well do they work? How are they dosed? And what side effects do they cause? We’ll answer those questions below.

What are metformin and metformin ER?

Metformin, metformin ER, and their equivalent brands are all used to improve blood sugar in those with type 2 diabetes. See More

Common Culprits of Medication Overdose in Children – Here’s What You Need To Know

Benita Lee
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According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 60,000 children end up in the emergency room every year due to accidental overdose — often from medications they find around the home.

This danger may increase around the holidays, when kids are exploring new territory in a relative’s house and grown-ups might not be keeping a close eye. It’s especially risky when older adults are involved, as many medications for people age 50+ can be very harmful to children. See More

10 Big Myths About Metformin, the Popular Diabetes Drug

Dr. Sharon Orrange
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Is metformin bad for you? There is quite a bit of misinformation out there about this popular medication. Metformin therapy may cause diarrhea and lower vitamin B12 levels, but most things you hear about metformin aren’t true.

Here are some common metformin (Glucophage) myths.

 

1) Metformin is bad for your kidneys.

It’s not. There may some confusion here because up until 2016, patients with higher creatinine levels (above 1. See More

How a Generic Antibiotic Nearly Cost an Arm and a Leg (Literally)

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GoodRx started with a simple idea: Help people find affordable medications. Help people understand their options. Help people get what they need for their health. Basically, we like to think that GoodRx helps. We’d love to hear and share more of your stories, so tell us on Facebook or Twitter with the tag #GoodRxHelps. 


It’s not every day that someone tells you that you saved their foot. Meet April, a 54-year-old mother of two living in Cypress, TX. See More

Could Your Meds Be Causing Diarrhea?

Dr. Sharon Orrange
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Most diarrhea will resolve within 24 to 48 hours—if it’s caused by viral gastroenteritis (a stomach bug) or food borne illness. If your diarrhea is hanging on and not resolving, take a look at your medications. It can be challenging to identify which medication may be causing drug-induced diarrhea, especially if you’re taking multiple medications. Here are some well-known offenders commonly associated with drug-induced diarrhea. See More

6 Reasons You Should Talk to Your Doctor About Victoza

Dr. Sharon Orrange
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The American Diabetes Association recommends that metformin be your first line choice for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. However, if you are on the maximum dose of metformin, or can’t tolerate it, there are many other great alternatives that you may not know of—like Victoza (liraglutide).

Victoza is a brand only medication, given once daily as a subcutaneous injection, and is a great option for overweight type 2 diabetics. See More

Lifted Restrictions Mean More Diabetics Can Use Metformin!

Dr. Sharon Orrange
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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 metformin. See More

New Metformin Generic Now in Pharmacies

Roni Shye
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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
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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
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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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