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Glucophage (Prescription)

Norphar Prices: Drugs from Canada - Priced in American Dollars.

Drug Name and Quantity Per Container

Generic Name



 Glucophage  500mg
100 pills/package




 Metformin  (Generic) 500mg
100 pills/package



 Metformin (Generic) 850mg
100 pills/package




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Glucophage (Metformin) is used to lower blood glucose (sugar) levels in people with diabetes. It is used primarily to treat type II diabetes, also called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which the pancreas does not produce a sufficient amount of insulin, a hormone responsible for the absorption of glucose into cells for their energy needs and into the liver and fat cells for storage. Type II diabetes accounts for 90 percent of diabetes cases. Insulin therapy relieves symptoms, but does not cure the disease. Generally, people are not given Metformin until they have tried one of the sulfonylureas and not gotten a satisfactory response.

Follow the directions for using this medication provided by your doctor. Metformin may be taken with food or meals to reduce upset stomach. Take your medication at the same time each day. If you forget a dose of Metformin, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the forgotten dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose. Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. For best results this medication must be used in combination with a healthy, modified diet and regular exercise.

Reactions: Be sure to inform your doctor and pharmacist of all prescription and OTC medications you are currently taking. If you are having surgery or an x-ray that requires the injection of an iodine-based contrast material, you should temporarily stop taking Metformin because the combination could result in kidney problems. Metformin may reduce the effect of Glyburide, a sulfony lurea, but this interaction is highly variable from one person to another. Metformin may interfere with Amiloride, Digoxin, Morphine, Procainamide, Quinine, Quinidine, Ranitidine, Triamterene, Trimethoprim, and Vancomycin. Cimetidine and Furosemide can cause a large increase in Metformin blood levels and possible side effects. Furosemide levels are reduced by Metformin. Nifedipine increases Metformin absorption into the bloodstream, blood levels of Metformin, and the amount of Metformin that is cleared through the kidneys.


Note: This information is strictly for informational purposes and should not substitute for the opinion of a doctor.
Norphar offers Glucophage from Canada priced in American dollars for people whose insurance covers prescription medication from Canada i.e. United Healthcare, or people in the U.S. that are uninsured or on Medicare that are underinsured for prescription medication. The prices and terms set forth on this page are subject to change without notice. Please consult a Norphar representative for specific prices and terms for each medication.

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