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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 metformin oral solution) 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 metformin oral solution can lower blood sugar levels, people may be able to lower their risk for developing problems related to high blood sugar.
For most people, metformin oral solution 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 metformin oral solution with another diabetes medicine, such as Avandia® (rosiglitazone) or insulin. You may also wish to consider a substitute for metformin oral solution.
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What If I Take an Overdose of Metformin Oral Solution?

People who take too much metformin oral solution may have overdose symptoms that could include:
If you happen to overdose on metformin oral solution, seek immediate medical attention.
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