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In general, treatment for type 2 diabetes begins with lifestyle changes (for example, weight loss, exercise, and diet). If lifestyle changes alone are not effective in managing diabetes, medication such as Glumetza 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 Glumetza can lower blood sugar levels, people may be able to reduce their risk for developing problems related to high blood sugar by taking it.
For most people, Glumetza 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 Glumetza with another diabetes medicine, such as Avandia® (rosiglitazone) or insulin. You may also wish to consider a substitute for Glumetza.
(Click Alternatives to Metformin to learn more.)
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What If I Take an Overdose of Glumetza?

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