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What is Metformin?

Metformin (hydrochloride) is an antidiabetic ('biguanide') prescription-only medication, available under various names and prescribed to reduce blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Metformin is one of a number of diabetic medications available online for purchase. Overweight adults with type 2 diabetes can benefit from taking Metformin long-term to lower the health risks attributed to diabetes.

Prescription Doctor's online prescription service makes it possible to buy Metformin online without needing to go to the pharmacy. Simply complete our short online consultation with one of our qualified doctors and our UK pharmacy will dispense and dispatch your treatment straight to your door, via a next-day discreet delivery service.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes causes a high level of sugar (glucose) and interacts with the insulin hormone, produced by the pancreas. Insulin causes glucose in the bloodstream to be transferred into body cells, creating energy. Following food digestion, liver enzymes break down carbohydrates into sugars. The glucose levels of people with diabetes are ineffective or lacking.

You are at a heightened risk of developing diabetes if you are overweight, or if you have a family history of diabetes.

Treating Diabetes

It is important to treat diabetes as soon as it is diagnosed to prevent complications from developing further down the line. Left untreated, the raised blood sugar levels caused by diabetes can cause damage to your vital organs, nervous system (neuropathy), hearing, eyesight (retinopathy) and increase your risk of infection.

Your doctor will be able to make an appropriate assessment of your condition and prescribe the most suitable course of treatment, which may include adaptations to your diet or lifestyle. You should always follow your doctor's advice.

During your course of treatment, your doctor will likely measure your blood sugar levels every three months to ensure the medicine you are taking continues being effective. During these appointments, your doctor may check your blood pressure and cholesterol. You may also need to attend regular foot and eye screening - these screenings are important as they can help to identify the signs of neuropathy and retinopathy, which are two severe complications of diabetes. Other checks may be done on your kidneys and liver to ensure they are functioning properly.


How does Metformin work?

Metformin inhibits the liver's ability to make glucose, subsequently reducing the amount of sugar in the blood. It is effective if diet and exercise alone have not adequately controlled the condition. It can be taken alone or with other anti-diabetics. Some anti-diabetic treatments contain Metformin alongside another medicine, increasing their effectiveness.


How do I take Metformin?

Always take as prescribed, alongside a healthy lifestyle, exercise and any specific dietary advice your medical practitioner has provided. Adults usually begin with one 500mg or 850mg tablet per day. The maximum dosage is 3,000mg per day with 3 equal doses. Each tablet is swallowed whole with water, along with or after a meal.  Your doctor will also discuss blood glucose tests and kidney function monitoring and checks.


Metformin Side effects and cautions

All medicines, including ones bought over the counter, carry the risk of side effects. Even though a side effect may be listed below or in the supporting literature of your medicine, it does not guarantee that you will experience it. Before you start taking Metformin, it's important to familiarise yourself with the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine.

Very common side effects (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):

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

Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):

  • Changes in taste

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Further information regarding the safety of this medication can be found within the supporting literature enclosed with your medicine. If you are concerned about any of the side effects listed above or in the patient information leaflet, speak to your doctor.

You can view the patient information leaflet for metformin online by clicking here.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Do not take Metformin if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor for further advice.

Other cautions

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

Never take Metformin past the expiry date printed on the packaging. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month, for example "03/25" would the 31st of March 2025.

Do not dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medication via general household or water waste. Take any unused, unwanted or expired medicine your local pharmacy, who will be able to dispose of it safely on your behalf.

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

Always take medicine as prescribed by your doctor.


Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I forget to take Metformin when I should?

Take it as soon as you remember. Never double the dosage to make up and if it is nearly time for the next dose, take just one dose and continue taking as before.  Never take two doses on the same day.

What should I do if I take too much Metformin?

You may experience lactic acidosis. Symptoms can include feeling sick, vomiting, stomach ache, muscle cramps, generally feeling unwell with extreme tiredness and breathing difficulties. You may experience reduced heartbeat and body temperature.  As lactic acidosis can lead to coma, immediate hospital treatment may be needed. Discontinue the medication and contact a doctor or hospital. Take the medication pack with you.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Metformin?

Metformin and a moderate amount of alcohol is safe, but excessive and regular alcohol intake can reduce its effectiveness and increases the risk of serious complications.

Will Metformin impact my ability to drive or operate machinery?

Metformin hydrochloride alone does not cause hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose), but if combined with some other medications, this can occur.

Where can I buy Metformin online?

You can safely buy Metformin online from our secure online pharmacy service, following a short online consultation.


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What is Metformin?

How does Metformin work?

How do I take Metformin?

Side effects and cautions

Frequently asked questions

Additional resources

How long does Metformin take to work?

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Metformin
  • Manufacturer: Wockhardt
  • Active Ingredient(s): Matformin hydrochloride
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Film-coated tablet
  • Available Strength: 500mg or 850mg
  • Exemption: Prescription only
  • Dosage: Take 1 tablet daily with a meal
  • Description: Metformin is an antiglycaemic drug which effectively lowers blood glucose levels in adults with diabetes.
  • Drug Class: Antiglycaemic
  • Alcohol Consumption: Avoid or limit alcohol consumption while taking Metformin.
  • When Pregnant: Do not take Metformin during pregnancy. Speak to your doctor for further advice.
  • When Breastfeeding: Do not take Metformin while breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor for further advice.
Click here to view the Metformin - Patient Information Leaflet

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