Glumetza (Metformin Extended Release)

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Glumetza is a prescription Type 2 diabetes treatment medication. It is used to improve glycemic control and keep blood sugar levels from spiking or staying elevated when excess sugar remains in the blood when a person is insulin resistant. The active ingredient in Glumetza is Metformin, and it is a biguanide insulin response enhancer drug that works by restoring the body's proper response to naturally produced insulin. It also prompts the liver to produce less sugar so that cells of the stomach and intestines absorb more of the quantity that is produced. Best results for blood sugar control with Glumetza are achieved when pairing the medication with diet and exercise changes.

Before you buy Glumetza, it is important that you talk to your healthcare provider about its effectiveness and potential side effects.

Fact Table
Formula C4H11N5
License US FDA, EU EMA
Bioavailability 50โ€“60%
Legal status Rx-Only
Chemical Name Metformin
Elimination half-life 4โ€“8.7 hours
Dosage (Strength) 500mg, 1000mg
Pregnancy Consult a doctor
Brands Glumetza
Protein binding Unknown
PubChem CID 4091
MedlinePlus a696005
ChEBI 6801
ATC code A10BA02
DrugBank DB00331
KEGG D04966
Routes of administration By mouth (tablets)


Standard dosage is to take Glumetza 500mg once daily, with food. Most users take this medication with their evening meal.

Dosage may vary based on doctorโ€™s assessments, and you should always take your medication exactly as indicated in your prescription.


The active ingredient in Glumetza is Metformin.


Tell your doctor if you have any history of liver or kidney disease, metabolic acidosis, diabetic ketoacidosis, high urine or blood ketone levels, heart disease, or congestive heart failure before starting on Glumetza.

Glumetza is for ages 10 and up only.

Glumetza may stimulate ovulation in a premenopausal woman and may increase the risk of unintended pregnancy.

Patients with upcoming x-ray or other scans using iodinated contrast may need to postpone their starting to take Glumetza.

Be aware of expiration date for medication.


There is the possibility of negative drug interaction risks between Glumetza and other Rx or OTC medications, including:

  • Amlodipine
  • Aspirin
  • Atorvastatin (listed twice)
  • Rosuvastatin
  • Duloxetine
  • Gabapentin
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Canagliflozin
  • Sitagliptin
  • Lisinopril
  • Omeprazole
  • Pantoprazole
  • Simvastatin
  • Levothyroxine
  • Hushart (if this is a medication, but I am not aware of it)
  • Trazodone
  • Liraglutide

Tell your doctor of all medications you are currently taking before receiving a prescription and proceeding to buy Glumetza 1000mg online.

Side Effects

Glumetza side effects are possible, and some users may experience nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, diarrhea, weakness, or a metallic taste in the mouth. If side effects are experienced you may want to discontinue use and speak to your doctor again regarding Type 2 diabetes treatment medication options.

Frequently Asked Questions about Glumetza (metformin extended release)

What is Glumetza and what is it used for?

Glumetza is a brand name for metformin extended-release tablets. It is used to control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

How do I take Glumetza?

Take Glumetza once a day with your evening meal, swallowing the tablet whole. Never crush, cut, or chew the tablet.

What is the starting dose of Glumetza?

The typical starting dose is 500mg, but your doctor may adjust it based on your individual needs.

Can I take Glumetza with other medications?

Tell your doctor about all other medications you're taking, as some may interact with Glumetza.

What are the common side effects of Glumetza?

The most common side effects are nausea, diarrhea, stomach cramps, and flatulence. These usually improve after a few weeks of taking the medication.

Can Glumetza cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)?

Glumetza alone usually doesn't cause hypoglycemia, but it can occur if taken with other diabetes medications like insulin or sulfonylureas.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Glumetza?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it's close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Never take a double dose.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Glumetza?

Excessive alcohol consumption can increase your risk of lactic acidosis, a serious side effect of Glumetza. Talk to your doctor about safe alcohol intake.

Can I take Glumetza if I have kidney problems?

Glumetza is not recommended for people with severe kidney disease. Your doctor will assess your kidney function before prescribing Glumetza.

Are there any food restrictions while taking Glumetza?

While there are no specific food restrictions, taking Glumetza with a high-fat meal can improve its absorption.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your healthcare professional for medical advice and treatment.

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