Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena
New Delhi: Metformin is a low-cost generic that reduces blood sugar. The generic drug is a cost-effective way to help prevent Type 2 diabetes in people at high risk of developing the chronic condition.
Here are a few lesser known facts about the wonder pill:
-It is important not to use this medication without medical supervision and proper dosage as it may lead to medical conditions which may be fatal.
-Overdose of metformin may lead to muscle pain, cold arms and legs, breathing issues etc.
-It is advisable to take metformin with a meal, unless your doctor tells you for some changes.
-It is recommended to swallow the complete pill and not break it or crush it when consumed.
-Before starting with the drug dosage, always make sure that your doctor knows about your medical history.