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Riomet

Riomet Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Fortamet, Glucophage, Glucophage XR, Glumetza, Riomet

Generic Name: metformin (Pronunciation: met FOR min)

What is metformin (Riomet)?

Metformin is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels.

Metformin is for people with type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. Metformin is sometimes used in combination with insulin or other medications, but it is not for treating type 1 diabetes.

Metformin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Fortamet 500 mg

round, white, imprinted with LOGO 574

Glucophage 1000 mg

oblong, white, imprinted with 10 00, BMS 6071

Glucophage 500 mg

round, white, imprinted with BMS 6060, 500

Glucophage 850 mg

round, white, imprinted with BMS 6070, 850

Glucophage XR 500 mg

oblong, white, imprinted with BMS 6063, 500

Glucophage XR 750 mg

oval, red, imprinted with BMS 6064, 750

Metformin 1000 mg-APO

oblong, white, imprinted with APO1000

Metformin 1000 mg-BAR

oval, white, imprinted with b 387, 10 00

Metformin 1000 mg-IVA

oval, white, imprinted with Hourglass Logo 4432, 10 00

Metformin 1000 mg-MUT

oval, white, imprinted with MP 753

Metformin 1000 mg-MYL

oval, white, imprinted with M 244

Metformin 1000 mg-TEV

oval, white, imprinted with 9 3, 72 14

Metformin 1000 mg-WAT

oblong, peach, imprinted with WPI WPI, 2455

Metformin 500 mg ER-TEV

oval, white, imprinted with 7267, 9 3

Metformin 500 mg-APO

oblong, white, imprinted with APO500, MET

Metformin 500 mg-BAR

oval, white, imprinted with b385, 500

Metformin 500 mg-IVA

oval, white, imprinted with LOGO 4331, 500

Metformin 500 mg-MAL

round, white, imprinted with Z, 70

Metformin 500 mg-MUT

round, white, imprinted with MP 751

Metformin 500 mg-TEV

oval, white, imprinted with 93, 48

Metformin 500 mg-WAT

oblong, peach, imprinted with 2713, WPI

Metformin 500mg-UDL

round, white, imprinted with M, 234

Metformin 750 mg ER-BAR

oblong, blue, imprinted with 107, b

Metformin 750 mg ER-TEV

oval, red, imprinted with 7212, 93

Metformin 850 mg-BAR

oval, white, imprinted with b386, 850

Metformin 850 mg-IVA

oval, white, imprinted with LOGO 4330, 850

Metformin 850 mg-MUT

round, white, imprinted with MP 752

Metformin 850 mg-MYL

round, white, imprinted with M, 240

Metformin 850 mg-TEV

oval, white, imprinted with 93, 49

Metformin 850 mg-WAT

oblong, peach, imprinted with WPI, 2775

Metformin ER 500 mg-APO

oblong, white, imprinted with APO, XR500

Metformin ER 500 mg-MYL

peach, imprinted with M 352

Metformin ER 500 mg-PAR

oblong, white, imprinted with 500, 6065

Metformin ER 750 mg-APO

oblong, white, imprinted with APO, XR750

Metformin ER 750 mg-MYL

oblong, white, imprinted with M350

What are the possible side effects of metformin (Riomet)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

This medication may cause lactic acidosis (a build-up of lactic acid in the body, which can be fatal). Lactic acidosis can start slowly and get worse over time. Get emergency medical help if you have even mild symptoms of lactic acidosis, such as:

  • muscle pain or weakness;
  • numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs;
  • trouble breathing;
  • feeling dizzy, light-headed, tired, or very weak;
  • stomach pain, nausea with vomiting; or
  • slow or uneven heart rate.

Call your doctor at once if you have any other serious side effect such as:

  • feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion;
  • swelling or rapid weight gain; or
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • headache or muscle pain;
  • weakness; or
  • mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gas, stomach pain.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Riomet (metformin hcl) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about metformin (Riomet)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to metformin, or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with insulin).

If you need to have any type of x-ray or CT scan using a dye that is injected into your veins, you will need to temporarily stop taking metformin.

Before taking metformin, tell your doctor if you have liver disease or a history of heart disease.

Some people develop lactic acidosis while taking metformin. Early symptoms may get worse over time and this condition can be fatal. Get emergency medical help if you have even mild symptoms such as: muscle pain or weakness, numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs, trouble breathing, stomach pain, nausea with vomiting, slow or uneven heart rate, dizziness, or feeling very weak or tired.

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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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