Also Known as Glucophage SR
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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Chemical Name: METFORMIN (met-FOR-min) Glucophage XR is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 (noninsulin-dependent) diabetes. Glucophage XR helps to control the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medication includes diarrhea, upset stomach, vomiting, bloating, stomach pain, gas, constipation, unpleasant metallic taste in mouth, heartburn, headache, sneezing, cough, runny nose, sweating, flushing, nail changes and muscle pain.
Even though the side effects might not be very common, some individuals may have adverse effects of using Metformin XR generic including: