Uses many methods to lower your blood sugar. It lowers the amount of sugar your body makes and absorbs from food. It also improves your body's response to insulin.
One extended release tablet contains
Metformin hydrochloride 500 mg
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: