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Glumetza Dosing

For those who are beginning treatment for type 2 diabetes with Glumetza, dosing guidelines recommend 1000 mg once a day. For those who are already taking insulin, the recommended dosage is 500 mg, taken once daily. Depending on your response to the medication, your daily Glumetza dosing may be gradually increased up to 2000 mg.

Glumetza Dosing: An Overview

The dosing of Glumetza® (metformin hydrochloride extended-release) your healthcare provider prescribes will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How well your diabetes is controlled
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you are currently taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you do to so.

Glumetza Dosing for Type 2 Diabetes

The recommended starting dose of Glumetza for the treatment of type 2 diabetes is Glumetza 1000 mg, taken once daily with your evening meal. Your healthcare provider may slowly increase your dose (by 500 mg per week), if necessary, up to 2000 mg once daily. Increasing the dose slowly helps to avoid intestinal side effects, such as diarrhea and gas. If a single daily dose of Glumetza 2000 mg does not adequately control your blood sugar, your healthcare provider may decide to have you take Glumetza 1000 mg twice a day instead.

Glumetza Dosing With Insulin

The starting dose of Glumetza for people taking insulin is typically 500 mg, taken once a day. The maximum total daily dose for people taking insulin is Glumetza 2000 mg. Usually, when adding Glumetza to insulin, you should continue with your normal insulin dose.
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