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Effects of Riomet

Several studies have looked at the effects of Riomet on type 2 diabetes. In these studies, Riomet has been shown to decrease fasting blood sugar and to decrease hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). HbA1c is a test used to measure long-term blood sugar control in people with diabetes. Normal HbA1c levels are usually less than 6 percent in people without diabetes; people with diabetes usually have higher HbA1c results.
Diabetes research studies have shown that the higher the HbA1c, the greater the chance for developing long-term problems related to diabetes. This includes such problems as:
By getting blood sugar levels under control with Riomet, it may be possible to decrease the chances for developing these diabetes-related complications.
Some studies also suggest that Riomet may lead to weight loss (see Metformin and Weight Loss).
(Click Benefits of Metformin for more specific information on the beneficial effects of Riomet.)

When and How to Take Riomet

General considerations for when and how to take Riomet include the following:
  • Riomet comes as a cherry-flavored liquid that is taken by mouth, usually two or three times per day.
  • Riomet should be taken with food to reduce stomach upset.
  • Riomet should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood.
  • For Riomet to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Riomet will not work it you stop taking it.
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