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Active ingredients: metformin
What it is used for
Metformin is indicated in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus not satisfactorily controlled by diet, where the risk of lactic acidosis is minimised by excluding predisposing factors, especially impaired renal, hepatic or cardiovascular function. Metformin may be used as initial therapy or in sulphonylurea failure, either alone or in combination with a sulphonylurea or as adjuvant therapy in insulin-dependent diabetes.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
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- Shelf lifetime is 5 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White, oblong, convex, film-coated tablet. The tablet is embossed "GL500" on the scored face.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient metformin
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
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Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
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