People with type 2 diabetes are not able to make enough insulin or respond normally to the insulin their bodies make. When this happens, sugar (glucose) builds up in the blood. This can lead to serious medical problems including kidney damage, amputation and blindness.
Diabetes is also closely linked to heart disease. The main goal of treating diabetes is to lower your blood sugar to a normal level. High blood sugar can be lowered by diet and exercise, by a number of Metformin Hydrochloride 850 mg taken by mouth, and by insulin injections.
Metformin Hydrochloride tablets are used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes which usually only occurs in adults and does not need insulin but does not respond to diet and exercise. Metformin Hydrochloride is especially useful in people who are overweight and in whom diet and exercise alone are not enough to lower high blood glucose levels (hyperglycaemia).
Metformin Hydrochloride can be used alone, or in combination with other medicines for treating diabetes. Metformin Hydrochloride can also be used in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus where insulin alone is not enough to control blood glucose levels.
Metformin Hydrochloride is not recommended for use in children, except for those with insulin- resistant diabetes who are being treated in hospital.
Metformin is used for treating type 2 diabetes. It is used along with diet and exercise. It may be used alone or with other antidiabetic medicines. Metformin is a biguanide antidiabetic. It works by decreasing the amount of sugar that the liver produces and the intestines absorb. It also helps to make your body more sensitive to the insulin that you naturally produce.
Metformin is used with a proper diet and exercise program and possibly with other medications to control high blood sugar. It is used in patients with type 2 diabetes. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Metformin works by helping to restore your body’s proper response to the insulin you naturally produce. It also decreases the amount of sugar that your liver makes and that your stomach/intestines absorb.