Glucophage XR is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Glucophage XR is sometimes used together with insulin or other medications, but this medicine is not for treating type 1 diabetes.
Glucophage XR may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Prolonged release tablets
metformin hydrochloride 1000mg
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Take Glucophage XR with a meal, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Some forms of metformin are taken only once daily with the evening meal. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole.
Some people using Glucophage XR develop lactic acidosis, which can be fatal. Get emergency medical help if you have even mild symptoms such as:
unusual muscle pain;
feeling dizzy, light-headed, tired, or very weak;
stomach pain, Vomiting ; or
slow or irregular heart rate.
Common side effects of Glucophage XR may include: