Glumetza (Metformin Extended Release)

TypeDrug NameDosagePrice from 
drug typeGlumetza500 mg$101.99
drug typeGlumetza1000 mg$162.99

Generic Equivalent of Glumetza

TypeDrug NameDosagePrice from 
drug typeMetformin Extended Release1000 mg$127.99


Glumetza Information

reviewed by reviwer portrait Dr. Bolanle Aina, Pharmacist on 11/17/2021 10:10:37 AM.

How and Where to Buy Glumetza Online?


Your prescription of Glumetza can be refilled right here on www.CanadianPharmacyWorld.com. Have your signed copy of your prescription ready to upload, and you’ll be all set. Should you need to speak with someone about your order, dial 1-866-485-7979 and one of our pharmacy technicians would be happy to assist you. Have more questions, please check out our FAQ.

Are there Alternative Names for the Brand and Generic Glumetza?


Glumetza is the name brand medication comes from Canada manufactured by Valeant. Its generic equivalent is called Metformin.

What Dosages and Forms is Glumetza available in?


We carry only the name brand medication in our online pharmacy world at this time. It’s available in a 500mg and 1000mg dosage. Generic form of Glumetza (metformin hydrochloride) is currently not available.

What is Glumetza used for?


Glumetza is used to treat diabetes by controlling blood sugar levels in the body. It’s an oral medication for people with Type 2 diabetes and is sometimes used in combination with insulin or other medications. It should not be used for patients who have type 1 diabetes.

What are the Possible Side Effects of Glumetza?


Most medications will come with side effects. Before deciding if Glumetza is right for you, take a closer look at what you might expect.

Here are some of the most common side effects that come with taking Glumetza:
• Nausea;
• Vomiting;
• Upset stomach;
• Diarrhea;

Contact your doctor immediately and ask them if you should stop taking Glumetza, especially if you experience any of the following side effects:
• Muscle pain or weakness;
• Numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs;
• Trouble breathing;
• Dizziness;
• Light-headedness;
• Tiredness;
• Weakness;
• Stomach pain;
• Nausea with vomiting;
• Slow or uneven heart rate

Stop taking Glumetza and seek help if you have any signs of allergic reaction, which includes:
• Hives;
• Difficulty breathing;
• Swelling of your lips, face, tongue, and/or throat

Are there any Precautions and Drug interactions of Glumetza?


You should not use Glumetza if you’re allergic to metformin or if you have any of the following conditions:
• Severe kidney disease;
• In a state of diabetic ketoacidosis
• If you need to have x-rays or CT scans using injected dye

Be sure to talk to your doctor to determine if Glumetza are safe for you, particularly if you have or have had the following:
• Kidney disease;
• Liver disease;
• History of heart disease or a recent heart attack;
• If you have recently taken chlorpropamide;
• If you are over 80 years old and have not had your kidney function tested

Glumetza can have adverse reactions to other medications. We can’t list them all, but here are some of the most notable ones:
• Digoxin;
• Furosemide;
• Phenytoin;
• Birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy;
• Diet pills;
• Medicines that treat asthma, colds, or allergies;
• Diuretics;
• Heart or blood pressure medications;
• Niacin;
• Phenothiazines;
• Steroidal medications;
• Thyroid medications

Be sure to talk to your doctor if you are using the above medication, and those you start or stop while on Glumetza.

Glumetza Storage and Safety Information


Store Glumetza at room temperature away from extreme heat, light, and moisture.

This medication can cause a serious condition known as lactic acidosis. This condition is more likely to arise with those with liver or kidney disease, congestive heart failure, severe infection of any kind, if you’re dehydrated, or if you drink large amounts of alcohol. Seek immediate emergency help if you have any of the following symptoms, no matter how mild:
• Muscle pain or weakness;
• Numb or coldness in your arms and legs;
• Trouble breathing;
• Stomach pain;
• Nausea with vomiting;
• Slow or uneven heart rate;
• Dizziness;
• Feeling very tired or weak

It’s not currently known how Glumetza will affect an unborn or nursing infant. It’s advised not to take this medication while you are pregnant or nursing.

Children under the age of 10 years old should not be given Glumetza. The extended-release dosages are not approved for anyone younger than 18 years old.

Seek emergency help or call Poison Control at 1-800-463-5060 immediately if you suspect an overdose. An overdose of Glumetza may cause lactic acidosis, which can be fatal.

Keep out of the reach of children.

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