Diaformin XR is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) metformin. On this page you will find out more about Diaformin XR, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: metformin
Information for medicine and pack size:
Diaformin XR 500 mg modified release tablet, 60
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults, particularly in overweight patients, when dietary management and exercise alone does not result in adequate glycaemic control. Diaformin XR may be used as monotherapy or in combination with other oral antidiabetic agents, or with insulin.
Table of characteristics
White to off-white, capsule shaped, biconvex tablet, debossed with "500" on one side.
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|Dosage Form||Tablet, modified release|
|Route of administration||Oral|
10 Tablets (Starter Pack): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
100 Tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
120 Tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
30 Tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
60 Tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
90 Tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||3 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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