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Metformin (Glucophage) is an inexpensive drug used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. It is is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in both brand and generic versions. Generic metformin is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of metformin is around $4.00, 85% off the average retail price of $27.53. Compare biguanides.
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Metformin Coupon - Metformin 500mg tablet
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Metformin vs. Extended-Release Metformin: Pros and Cons

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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

8 Surprising Benefits of Metformin Besides Treating Diabetes

Dr. Sharon Orrange
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Metformin is the first-line oral treatment for type 2 diabetes. It enhances the effects of insulin on the liver and skeletal muscles. That, we know. What we didn’t know until recently is how many benefits we would discover for metformin that aren’t related to diabetes, leading many to wonder if metformin is the Holy Grail.

Here are eight recent discoveries about metformin that will surprise you:

1) Improved male fertility

Metformin improves sperm motility and reproductive function in males with diabetes. 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

These 11 Multitasking Meds Have Many Benefits

Dr. Sharon Orrange
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Almost half of Americans have used a prescription medication in the past 30 days, for a wide variety of benefits. The benefits of medications are the helpful effects you get when you use them, such as lowering blood pressure, treating infection, or relieving pain. Turns out there are some standout medications that can accomplish two or more things, sometimes with very different effects. More than one benefit? That’s a nice upside . See More

These 15 Medications Can Cause a False Positive on Drug Tests

Dr. Sharon Orrange
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We hear “false positive” as a defense from professional athletes all the time when it comes to drug screens—but unexpected results on drug tests really do happen.

A urine drug screen tests for the presence of certain illegal drugs and prescription medications. You may be more likely to be tested when applying for a job than when playing professional sports, but you could also be affected by a false positive. 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

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