METFORMIN SOLUTION - ORAL
Common Brand Name(s): Riomet
Phonetic Pronunciation: (met-FOR-min)
Information last revised October 2010
What does METFORMIN SOLUTION - ORAL look like?
RIOMET 500 mg/5 mL Oral Soln
Metformin is used with a proper diet and exercise program and possibly with other medications to control high blood sugar. It is used in patients with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes). Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Metformin works by helping to restore your body's proper response to the insulin you naturally produce. It also decreases the amount of sugar that your liver makes and that your stomach/intestines absorb.
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