COVID-19 SERVICE UPDATE – JANUARY 2021

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Shipping Update

We are now seeing improvements in our shipping times. However, things are not yet back to normal and there are still some delays occurring.

Our normal shipping time averages 1 - 2 weeks. Shipments may potentially take an additional 2 – 4 weeks to arrive, depending on the source country of your order. Shipments from the United Kingdom and Canada are generally quicker than from other countries.

Please note that these times are averages and individual shipping times will vary. We highly recommend that you place your order at least 2 – 4 weeks or more ahead of your normal reorder time to avoid running out of your medication.

These delays are temporary, and we thank the shipping and delivery personnel who are working hard for all of us during this global crisis.

Please Note: We have resumed our normal 30-Day Shipping Guarantee. We will provide updates as the situation changes.

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Glucophage XR Metformin Hydrochloride ER and/or alternatives

Product / Manufacturer
Quantity / Price (USD)

Glucophage XR 1000mg

Marketed as Glucophage SR in European Union Manufacturer: Merck Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom

Metformin Hydrochloride ER 500mg

Generic Alternative to Glucophage XR 500mg
Manufacturer: A UK MHRA approved Generic Manufacturer Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom

Metformin Hydrochloride ER 850mg

Generic Alternative to Glucophage XR 850mg
Marketed as Exermet ER in India Manufacturer: Cipla Source Country : India
Shipped from : India

Metformin Hydrochloride ER 1000mg

Generic Alternative to Glucophage XR 1000mg
Marketed as Dibeta SR in India Manufacturer: Torrent Source Country : India
Shipped from : India

Metformin Hydrochloride ER 1000mg

Generic Alternative to Glucophage XR 1000mg
Marketed as Metformin SR in European Union Manufacturer: A UK MHRA approved Generic Manufacturer Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
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Description of Glucophage XR

Glucophage XR is an oral medication with the generic name Metformin. It belongs to a group of medicines known as hypoglycemic drugs. Glucophage XR is available in the form of an extended release tablet formulation. It is supplied in three dosage strengths- Glucophage XR 500mg, Glucophage XR 750mg Glucophage XR 850mg and Glucophage XR 1000mg. The drug is a prescription medication, so you need to consult your doctor before you buy Glucophage XR online.

Indications & Dosage of Glucophage XR

Glucophage XR is indicated in the treatment of high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. The medication is only a part of the treatment. Diet and exercise regimen are other components of the treatment. Your doctor may also recommend other diabetic drugs along with Glucophage XR.

Metformin, the active ingredient in the medication, improves glucose tolerance by lowering postprandial plasma and basal glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes. It also reduces hepatic glucose production and decreases glucose absorption by the intestines. This helps improve insulin sensitivity and improves utilization of insulin by the body.

The dosage and strength of Glucophage XR will be decided by your doctor. You need to follow the instructions given by your doctor while taking the recommended dose. The recommended dose is generally taken after evening meals. Swallow the Glucophage XR tablet whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew it.

Side Effects & Interactions of Glucophage XR

Like all other medicines, Glucophage XR may also cause mild to severe side effects in some patients. However, not all people who use this medication experience side effects. As a matter of fact, many people who use this drug do not complain about any side effects.

The less severe side effects associated with the medication include: stomach upset or pain, diarrhea, indigestion, gas, temporary metallic taste, headache, vomiting or nausea. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects become bothersome.

Some people may also experience severe side effects such as chills, unusual drowsiness, persistent sore throat, persistent stomach discomfort or pain, unusual weakness or tiredness, irregular or slow heartbeat, muscle weakness or pain, or chest discomfort or pain after taking Glucophage XR. Stop using the medication and consult your doctor if you experience severe side effect after taking a dose of Glucophage XR.

Glucophage XR may potentially interact with other medicines you are using and cause side effects. It may interact with drugs such as Calcium channel blockers, Quinidine, Triamterene, Digoxin, Amiloride, Vancomycin, Procainamide, Cimetidine, Trimethoprim, Quinine, Ranitidine, or some corticosteroids.

Before you buy Glucophage XR, inform the doctor about all drug therapies you are currently using, or have used in the recent past, which includes prescription drugs, over the counter medications, and herbal medicines.

Warnings & Precautions of Glucophage XR

You should not use Glucophage XR if you are hypersensitive to any ingredient in it. Before starting the treatment, inform the doctor about your medical history of lung or heart problems, breathing problems, bowel or stomach problems, pituitary or adrenal problems, thyroid problems, or lactic acidosis.

Glucophage XR is listed as a category B pregnancy drug. Pregnant women, nursing mothers or women planning to get pregnant should buy Glucophage XR only after learning about the benefits and risks of using the drug from their doctor.



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