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Metformin 750 Mg Tablets

Healthcare providers often recommend metformin (Glucophage®), a diabetes medication, to help reduce blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. The drug is available by prescription and comes in several forms, including regular tablets, long-acting tablets, and a liquid.
Regular tablets are available in five different strengths, including:
  • Metformin 500 mg tablets
  • Metformin 850 mg tablets
  • Metformin 1000 mg tablets.
Long-acting metformin ER (Glucophage XR) is available in two strengths:
  • Metformin ER 500 mg tablets.
  • Metformin ER 750 mg tablets.
Long-acting metformin 1000 mg tablets are also available and are sold under the brand names of Fortamet® and Glumetza®. A liquid version of metformin, called Riomet®, is also available.
For regular metformin, dosing will vary depending on age. The recommended starting dosage for children 10 to 16 years old is 500 mg twice a day. For people ages 17 and older, the usual starting dose is 500 mg twice daily or 850 mg once daily.
For long-acting metformin, the starting dose is metformin ER 500 mg once daily, and the maximum dose is metformin ER 2000 mg once daily (or metformin ER 1000 mg twice daily).
(Click Metformin Dosing for more information about metformin 750-mg tablets, to find out how dosing is determined for people who are also taking insulin for diabetes, and for suggestions on when and how to use this medication.)
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