Were you looking for information about Metformin? Metforman is a common misspelling of metformin.
A healthcare provider may prescribe metformin (Glucophage®) to help control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. The medication works by decreasing the amount of sugar made by the liver and by decreasing the amount of sugar absorbed into the body. It is available in tablet form, long-acting forms, and a liquid version. The tablets are available in five strengths, and long-acting metformin ER is available in two strengths.
Common side effects of this drug include nausea, diarrhea, gas, and headache. As with any medication, it may be possible to overdose on metformin. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any overdose symptoms, such as a slow or irregular heartbeat, trouble breathing, or shakiness.
(Click Metformin for more information about how metformin works, its potential side effects, and tips on when and how to take the medication. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)