Metformin is prescribed to treat people who have blood sugar level issues.

Formulation – Metformin is formulated using Metformin, povidone (K-30), povidone (K-90), pregelatinized starch, and magnesium stearate.

Metformin is a drug that belongs to the Non-sulfonylureas drug class, and it has been found useful in additional to its main prescribed use to treat Diabetes, Type 2. If any side effects are caused by this drug a range of alternative drugs, listed further down this guide, may be prescribed.

Side Effects / Precautions

The side effects that can be experienced when taking Metformin include Nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, diarrhoea, weakness, or a metallic taste in the mouth.

Metformin does have side effects as mentioned above, and if you experience any of the above side effects, you should consult a doctor or medical professional immediately. As a precaution you should also have a discussion with your doctor to see if this drug is suitable for you if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.


Insulin Aspart– One of the many different alternative drugs that you may be prescribed is this one, and it is a drug that has been found to be a good alternative should you be suffering from Type 2 Diebetes.

There are several other alternatives you could be prescribed by your doctor for that condition and they are glipizide, Januvia, glimepiride, Lantus, Victoza, Invokana, Levemir, glyburide, Tradjenta, Actos, pioglitazone, Glucophage, Janumet, Humalog, Novolog, Amaryl, Farxiga, Onglyza, sitagliptin, Welchol, Bydureon, Trulicity, Byetta, Lantus Solostar.