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Glumetza is a type of medication used to treat Type 2 diabetes. While there is a generic and other brands available, the Glumetza price can be somewhat expensive (about $200 for the minimum dosage per month). We offer patient assistance for Glumetza prescriptions through a Glumetza coupon and discount card. Sim ... Read more

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Glumetza Information:

What is Glumetza?

Glumetza (metformin extended release) is an oral biguanide used alone or with insulin and other medications to treat Type 2 Diabetes. It works by decreasing both the amount of glucose your body can absorb from food as well as the amount of glucose your liver produces. It can also increase your body's ability to utilize insulin.


How do I take Glumetza?

Always take this medication exactly as directed, and your dosages are determined by your blood-glucose level. This medication is usually taken as 1 pill by mouth with your evening meal every day. Do not crush, chew, or break your Glumetza pills.


Before taking Glumetza, tell your doctor if:

• You have Type 1 diabetes.
• You have had severe side effects or an allergic reaction to other forms of metformin.
• You are taking any other drugs or supplements, including diuretics, steroids, oral contraceptives, seizure medications, anti-angina or anti-hypertension medicines, certain antacids, morphine, some heart disorder medications, and antibiotics.
• You need a CT-scan or X-ray.
• You have recently had surgery or about to have surgery.
• You have or have a history of heart, kidney, or liver disease or disorder.
• You will be unable to take the medication with meals for any reason.
• You are pregnant or breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant or to breastfeed.
• You are under large amounts of stress.
• You drink alcohol regularly or you are an alcoholic. 


What are the possible side effects of taking Glumetza?

Lactic acidosis may be a side effect of Glumetza. Seek immediate emergency medical assistance, as this can be fatal.

Severe side effects may also require medical attention. These include: allergic reaction (hives, swelling in face, lips, tongue, throat), numb feeling in your arms or legs, being short of breath even after only mild exertion, rapid weight gain, swelling, flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, body aches).

Common side effects include: headache, mild muscle pain, mild nausea and vomiting, gas or stomach pain, diarrhea.


What if I forget to take a dose of Glumetza?

Never take extra medication to make up for a missed dose of Glumetza. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Otherwise, you may take the dose as soon as you remember it.


How do I store Glumetza?

Keep this medication at room temperature away from excess heat and moisture, as well as out of light.


What happens if I overdose on Glumetza?

Lactic acidosis may occur with Glumetza overdose, which may be deadly. Seek emergency medical assistance immediately if you experience: light-headedness, fainting, increasing sleepiness, feeling cold, feeling weak, slow heart rate, muscle pain, pinching feeling in the stomach, or shortness of breath.

Other symptoms of overdose include: nausea and vomiting, decreased appetite, abnormal heart beat, flushed skin, rapid but deep breathing.



This medication is NOT intended to treat Type 1 Diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. Rarely, Glumetza may cause lactic acidosis, especially in the elderly 80 years of age or older who have experienced certain cardiac, liver, or kidney events. There is risk of lactic acidosis if you drink alcohol heavily or binge drink. If you become dehydrated for any reason, or you experience diarrhea, high fever, or vomiting, consult your doctor about discontinuing this medication temporarily. This drug information page is not intended to be used to prescribe this medication. Please refer to your doctor or pharmacist for complete information and patient assistance for Glumetza.

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Glumetza is a brand of the generic prescription drug metformin extended release. Other brands for this version of metformin include Glucophage XR and Fortamet. To increase your savings on the retail cost of Glumetza, take advantage of our free Glumetza discount card or coupon. Simply download or print our Glumetza coupon and save 85% on your local pharmacy's Glumetza price. Request a discount card to save on Glumetza as well as thousands of other prescription drugs.

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