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Brand name: Metformin Hydrochloride XR (Terry White Chemists)

Metformin Hydrochloride XR (Terry White Chemists) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) metformin. On this page you will find out more about Metformin Hydrochloride XR (Terry White Chemists), 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:
Metformin Hydrochloride XR (Terry White Chemists) 500 mg modified release tablet, 120

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.

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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. Metformin may be used as monotherapy or in combination with other oral hypoglycaemic agents, or with insulin.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White to off-white capsule-shaped, unscored tablet; engraved APO on one side and XR500 on the other side.

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Dosage Form Tablet, modified release
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
120: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There are 2 types of pack available. You'll need to identify which type of pack you have in order to use this information.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Store in Original Container
Life time 36 Months
Pack type 2
Pack type 2
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Store in Original Container
Life time 36 Months
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

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.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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