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In general, type 2 diabetes treatment begins with lifestyle changes (for example, weight loss, exercise, and diet). If lifestyle changes alone are not effective in managing diabetes, medication (such as Fortamet) may be necessary.
 
The main goal of diabetes medicine is to lower blood sugar levels enough to reduce your risk of developing problems related to diabetes, such as heart, nerve, eye, or kidney problems. Because Fortamet can lower blood sugar levels, people may be able to lower their risk for developing problems related to high blood sugar.
 
For most people, Fortamet is quite effective at controlling blood sugar. It is also generally well tolerated. However, side effects can occur, or the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, you may need to combine Fortamet with another diabetes medicine, such as Avandia® (rosiglitazone) or insulin. You may also wish to consider a substitute for Fortamet.
 
(Click Alternatives to Metformin to learn more about alternatives for Fortamet.)
 
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What If I Take an Overdose of Fortamet?

People who take too much Fortamet may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
If you happen to overdose on Fortamet, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Metformin Overdose for more information.)
 
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