Metformin, an oral antidiabetic drug, delays absorption of glucose from Gastrointestinal (GI) tract, increases insulin sensitivity and decreases hepatic gluconeogenesis, it is used in type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovarian syndrome.
• It is prescribed to treat diabetes mellitus type 2.
• As advised by your physician.
• Usually it may be taken with meal.
• It should be taken orally
Metformin hydrochloride works by decreasing hepatic glucose production by inhibiting gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis. It delays intestinal absorption of glucose and enhances insulin sensitivity by increasing peripheral glucose uptake and utilisation.