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Glucophage SR

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About Product

What is Glucophage SR?

Glucophage SR is a brand name of metformin and is available as a prolonged release tablet. Metformin is typically prescribed for adults who suffer from type 2 diabetes.

You can buy Glucophage SR online, following a quick online consultation, via our online prescribing service. All products are licensed for use in the UK and dispatched from a UK registered pharmacy.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition that causes a person's blood glucose levels becoming too high. There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2.

Type 2 diabetes is where the body does not produce the sufficient amount of insulin or when the body's cells do not react to insulin. Insulin is a hormone, which is produced by the pancreas and controls the amount of sugar in the blood.

When you have diabetes, the glucose in your body struggles to break down. When you digest food, it enters into your bloodstream and then insulin moves glucose out of the blood and into your cells.

It is then broken down to produce energy however; if you have diabetes, your body is unable to break down the glucose into energy. The cause of this is either there is not enough insulin to regulate the level of glucose in the blood, or the insulin produced is ineffective.

The condition is linked to being overweight and having an inactive lifestyle with no exercise. Also, if you have a family history of diabetes, you could be at an increased risk of developing the condition at some point in your life.

Treating Diabetes

If diabetes is left untreated, a number of serious health conditions can develop, including damage to vital organs, such as the heart and kidneys, and nervous system. Blindness (diabetic retinopathy) can also develop, as a result of constantly high blood sugar levels.

Your doctor will be able to provide actionable steps to manage your condition, which may include making changes to your diet or lifestyle.


How Does Glucophage SR Work?

Glucophage SR contains the active ingredient Metformin, which reduces the amount of glucose the liver makes.

By reducing the amount of glucose produced by the liver, the blood sugar level decreases.


How Do I Take Glucophage SR?

Always take Glucophage SR exactly as your doctor has advised you to. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure on the dose.

Do not crush or chew the tablet; simply swallow it whole with a glass of water.

Always take Glucophage SR with food.

What should I do if I forget to take Glucophage SR when I should?

If you forget to take Glucophage SR when you should, take it as soon as you remember with some food.

Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

What should I do if I take too much Glucophage SR?

If you take too much Glucophage SR contact your doctor or pharmacist ASAP.


Side effects and cautions

Before you begin taking Glucophage SR, you must read the patient information leaflet enclosed with your treatment.

The patient information leaflet contains instructions on how to take, store and dispose of Glucophage SR tablets, as well as crucial information regarding the product's safety.

You can view the patient information leaflet for Glucophage SR online.

If the information presented in the patient information leaflet raises any questions or doubts, discuss them with your doctor or a pharmacist.

Who should not take Glucophage SR?

Glucophage SR is not suitable for everyone. Before taking Glucophage SR, speak to your doctor.

Do not take Glucophage SR if you:

  • are a heavy consumer of alcohol
  • are allergic to metformin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • are dehydrated
  • are under the age of 18 years
  • have a severe infection in your lungs, bronchi or kidneys
  • have been treated for acute heart problems
  • have problems with your liver
  • have recently had a heart attack
  • have reduced liver function
  • have uncontrolled diabetes

Speak to your doctor before taking Glucophage if you:

  • are medicines to lower blood pressure or have a history of hypotension
  • have kidney or liver problems
  • have or developed nausea, vomiting, or fever, or if you are not able to eat or drink
  • have type 1 diabetes, sometimes called insulin-dependent diabetes
  • have very high blood sugar levels which may cause dehydration
  • often get infections of the urinary tract (UTIs)

If you are unsure whether Glucophage SR is suitable for you, speak to your doctor.

Inform your doctor of any health changes during your course of treatment. Changes in your health may render Glucophage SR tablets unsuitable for you. Your doctor may need to change your dosage, or switch you to a different treatment.

Side effects

All medicines carry the potential of causing side effects, though not everybody taking the medicine will experience them.

Throughout your course of treatment with Glucophage SR, you must remain aware of any side effects that may occur.

Side effects of Glucophage SR may include:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Stomach ache
  • Vomiting

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. For further information regarding the safety of this medicine, please consult the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine.

If you experience any side effects after taking Glucophage SR, inform your doctor as soon as possible. You can also get advice by calling the NHS' 111 helpline.

Allergic reaction

Do not take Glucophage SR if you are allergic to metformin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.

If you experience an allergic reaction to Glucophage SR, stop taking the medicine and seek emergency medical attention. Go straight to your nearest accident and emergency department. Remember to take the packaging and any remaining medicine with you, so that doctors treating you know exactly what you took.

Signs of an allergic reaction include:

  • Chest tightening
  • Dry, red and cracked skin
  • Itchy, red watery eyes
  • Raised, itchy, red rash (hives)
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue, eyes or face
  • Tummy pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Wheezing

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Do not take Glucophage SR if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.

If you become pregnant while taking Glucophage SR, speak to your doctor for further advice.

Do not take Glucophage SR while breastfeeding.

Other safety information

Always seek your doctor's advice before you buy Glucophage SR online.

If you experience the symptoms of lactic acidosis, stop taking Glucophage SR and contact a doctor or the nearest hospital immediately. Lactic acidosis is a medical emergency, and requires immediate medical attention.

Symptoms of lactic acidosis include:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Fatigue
  • Lethargy (feeling unwell)
  • Muscle cramps
  • Reduces body temperature
  • Slowed heartbeat
  • Stomach ache (abdominal pain)
  • Vomiting

Do not take Glucophage SR past the expiry date printed on the packaging.

Never throw away medicine away via household or water waste. Take any unwanted or expired medicine to your pharmacy for them to dispose safely. These measures can help to protect the environment.

Always store medicine out of sight and reach from children and pets.

Do not share a medicine that has been prescribed to you with anybody else - even if they are experiencing the same symptoms or have been diagnosed with the same condition as you.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I drink alcohol while taking Glucophage SR?

You should avoid drinking alcohol and using alcohol-containing medicines while taking Glucophage SR.

Will Glucophage SR impact my ability to drive or operate machinery?

Glucophage SR should not affect your ability to drive or use machinery.

When is the best time to take Glucophage SR?

You should take Glucophage SR with a meal. This will reduce certain side effects such as stomach ache.

Can Glucophage cause weight loss?

Metformin, the active ingredient of Glucophage, has helped some people lose weight, though it is not understood why.

What is the difference between Glucophage and metformin?

Glucophage is a branded version of metformin. While the active ingredients remain the same, there may be differences in non-active ingredients, as well as the shape and colour of the tablet.

Where can I buy Glucophage SR online safely?

You can safely buy Glucophage SR online from Prescription Doctor's online registered pharmacy.


Treatment information

  • Product Name: Glucophage SR
  • Manufacturer: Merck
  • Active Ingredient(s): Metformin hydrochloride
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Film-coated tablet
  • Available Strength: 500mg, 750mg or 1000mg
  • Exemption: Prescription only
  • Dosage: Take 1 tablet daily with food
  • Description: Glucophage SR is a slow release medicine which lowers blood glucose levels in persons with type 2 diabetes
  • Drug Class: Antihyperglycaemic
  • Alcohol Consumption: Avoid or limit alcohol consumption
  • When Pregnant: Do not take Glucophage SR while pregnant. Speak to your doctor for further advice.
  • When Breastfeeding: Do not take Glucophage SR while breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor for further advice.
Click here to view the Glucophage SR - Patient Information Leaflet

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