Posted in sideeffects on June 9, 2011

Metformin Side Effects


They are quiet a few side effects of metformin just like other tablet really. Many people dont suffer side effects from taking it its when you mix it with other drugs so its very important to contact your doctor to help you out or to change your course of tablets.
Metformin is well researched thats how they are known side effects for taking it.It is used alot in the uk if you scroll down we explain what metformin is and the usual side effects or taking this oral drug.As the doctor says it is not advisable if you crush or take the tablets in any other way. Please stick to the diabetes diet and always ask the health adviser if you are not sure how many to take or how to take it. Even if the doctor prescribes the recommended amount you can still can metforim side effects ,the most common is gastrointestinal upset.

Here is a accurate list below of the Metformin side Effects

  • Diarrhea – this is the most common up to 53.2 percent of people
  • Nausea or vomiting – this happens to 25.5 percent
  • Gas – this occurs to up to 12.1 percent of people
  • Weakness – this happens to up to 9.2 percent of people
  • Indigestion – this normally occurs to 6.1 percent of people
  • Abdominal discomfort – this really never happens to 4.4 percent of people
  • Headache – this is experienced by 11.7 percent of people

Most people dont have any of the above side effects or if any.
These are the most up todate and current metformin side effects. This site is just a guide.please seek medical advice and consult your doctor

What is Metformin



metformin is use with the treatment of diabetes 2 it used to be sold as Glucophage it is a oral drug it is the main drug for this kind of treatment such as people who are over weight and obese people with normal kidney functionality. It is used the most in the uk and then the us.It was tested for around ten years before it was brought out into countries.It was first introduce in the united kingdom in the early 1950s by a french man named Jean Sterne after successfull clinical trials but it metformin side effects do occur in some people when taking or mixing the drug. It was then released in Canada in 1972, and the United States in 1995. It is now the biggest and best drug to treat type 2 diabetes they were over 60 million prescriptions given out last year So it should be alot more by the end of 2011. A few images below of the cell structure and an example box of metformin.

Here is a image of the Metformin cell:


Here is what the metformin tablet box can look like.


Metformin is sold under many trade names including Glucophage XR, Riomet, Fortamet, Glumetza, Obimet, Dianben, Diabex, and Diaformin.
Metformin IR (immediate release) is available in 500 mg, 850 mg, and 1000 mg tablets; all are now generic in the US.

when metformin is used for diabetes 2 it is mixed with other types of drugs, they are lots available on fixed doses in pills making theme more easy to administrator and convenient for the user.


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