Medformin - All You Need To Know In 2021
23 April 2021

Medformin


What it is used for

Metformin is indicated in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus not satisfactorily controlled by diet, where the risk of lactic acidosis is minimised by excluding predisposing factors, especially impaired renal, hepatic or cardiovascular function. Metformin may be used as initial therapy or in sulfonylurea failure, either alone or in combination with a sulfonylurea or as adjuvant therapy in insulin-dependent diabetes.


How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.


Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems


How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.


Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient metformin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.


Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.


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ROUND, WHITE TABLET, EMBOSSED WITH “MO” ON ONE SIDE AND THE ARROW SYMBOL ON THE OTHER.

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Jeremy
2 months ago

I am a diabetic and have learned a lot. That it takes a lot of self-discipline in taking care of ones health, especially in our diet, medicine intake, and overall — our lifestyle.