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Diabetes Drug Metformin

Metformin (Glucophage®) is a medication approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. By reducing the amount of sugar made by the liver, limiting the amount of sugar absorbed into the body (from the diet), and making insulin receptors more sensitive, the medicine can cause a decrease in blood sugar levels.
 
By using metformin, you may be able to lower blood sugar levels enough to reduce your risk of developing problems related to diabetes, such as heart, nerve, eye, or kidney problems.
 
Although metformin is generally well-tolerated, it is possible to develop side effects with this medication. Some of the most common side effects that have been reported with various metformin products include nausea or vomiting, weakness, gas, and abdominal pain.
 
(Click Metformin for more information about this diabetes drug, including how it works, what forms and strengths are available, and when and how to take the medication.)
 
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