Glucophage , also known as metformin hydrochloride, is a biguanide-type drug used in patients with type 2 diabetes to control high blood sugar. It works by allowing your liver to decrease sugar production and absorption to help increase your bodys response to insulin which lowers your blood sugar level.
Glucophage comes as an oral tablet to be taken two times daily, in the morning and evening with food. Your doctor may increase your dose gradually if needed.
The most common side effects from Glucophage are stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, gas, flatulence, unpleasant taste in the mouth and loss of appetite.
Glucophage may also be applied for other purposes, as prescribed by your doctor.