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Metformin ER (Glumetza) Coupon - Metformin ER (Glumetza) 1000mg tablet
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Metformin ER (Fortamet) is an expensive drug used to treat type II diabetes. It helps control blood sugar in combination with diet and exercise. This drug is slightly less popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. It is covered by some 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 (Glumetza) is around $730.34, 88% off the average retail price of $6,523.28. Compare biguanides.
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Metformin ER (Glumetza) Coupon - Metformin ER (Glumetza) 1000mg tablet
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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

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

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

Extended-Release Metformin: What’s the Difference Between MOD and OSM?

Roni Shye
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Metformin is used in type 2 diabetes to improve glycemic control in combination with diet and exercise. What are the advantages of extended-release metformin? The extended-release tablets are taken ONCE DAILY due to their slow release of the medication throughout the day. Extended release tablets are also easier on the stomach which is important for compliance when first starting a new medication. See More

Type 2 Diabetes: Oral Medication Basics

Roni Shye
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In a non-diabetic person, insulin is released from the pancreas with each meal and it helps the body either use or store the glucose it gets from the food. Patients who have type I diabetes don’t produce insulin, and must inject themselves with insulin to mimic the body’s natural process.

Type II diabetics, on the other hand, still produce insulin but their bodies do not use it properly. Type II diabetics can be treated with oral medications, insulin, other injectables, or a combination of different medications. See More

50+ Brand-Name Drugs Dropped By Insurance in 2014

Elizabeth Davis
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For many Americans with health insurance, more than 50 popular brand-name drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2014. Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handles pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing almost 50 brands from their formularies at the end of 2013. More information is below.

What are Express Scripts and Caremark?

Express Scripts and Caremark are companies that administer prescription drug benefits for many health insurance companies and Tricare. See More

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