Diabetes is effectively treated, including by reducing the intake of simple carbohydrates and increasing the level of physical activity. However, lifestyle changes not always allow to adequately control the level of glucose in the blood, especially in obese people.
Today in Singapore, you can buy Metformin – one of the best drugs for controlling blood glucose levels. Metformin will help reduce blood sugar even if diets and active lifestyle failed to achieve it.
Metformin is the best solution for patients, who want to benefit from the pharmacotherapy of diabetes. The use of the drug provides important advantages in the treatment of diabetes, the main of which are:
- Adequate glycemic control, even in obese patients.
- Increased sensitivity to insulin.
- Increase in glucose metabolism in muscle tissues.
- Maximum anti-hyperglycemic effect after 2-3 days of treatment.
Film-coated Metformin tablets of 500 mg, 850 mg and 1000 mg are used for the treatment of diabetes. Such pills are taken 2-3 times a day. Treatment typically begins with the use of tablets with a minimum dosage strength (500 mg).
If the antihyperglycemic effect is insufficient, the daily dose increases. A gradual increase in dose improves gastrointestinal tolerability. The maximum daily dose is 3 g of Metformin.
In Singapore, Metformin extended release (XR) tablets are also sold. Such tablets gradually release the active substance and are taken less frequently, than conventional tablets.
Metformin XR is taken once a day (usually). The initial dose of 500 mg can be gradually increased. If Metformin XR tablets are used, the maximum dose is 2 g, once a day. If this dose does not reduce the blood glucose level, patient can be recommended to:
- Take one Metformin 1000mg XR tablet every 12 hours.
- Use conventional tablets (maximum dose of 3000 mg).
Type 2 diabetes usually develops in adults, especially with overweight or obesity. However, in the past 10 years, the statistics of the diabetes incidence in adolescents and children has increased significantly.
Metformin is used to treat children with diabetes older than 10 years. Children are usually given lower doses, than adults. The maximum daily dose is 2000 mg.
The use of Metformin in combination with other antihyperglycemic drugs may be more effective than using only one drug. Usually, when patient uses several drugs to treat diabetes, the daily dose of Metformin needs to be reduced.
In Singapore, you can find drugs for diabetes, which contain several active substances at once. One of such drugs is Janumet. It contains Metformin and Sitagliptin. Both active ingredients have an antihyperglycemic effect.
Metformin can cause side effects. If small doses of Metformin are taken by themselves or in combination with other antihyperglycemic drugs, the risks of side effects are reduced.
During the period of Metformin use, gastrointestinal side effects occur most often. These include such untoward medical occurrences, as:
- Abdominal discomfort or pain
- Decreased appetite
Using an antihyperglycemic drug before a meal will prevent the appearance of unpleasant symptoms. Using extended release tablets instead of regular tablets, or vice versa, can help eliminate side effects. If this does not help, and the side effects cause discomfort, the daily dose should be reduced.
Such a side effect of Metformin, as a decrease in appetite, can be quite useful. For example, appetite suppression can help obese diabetics reduce their weight.
If you bought Metformin in Singapore or any other country in the world, keep the package insert. It describes all known side effects of Metformin, including the rarest ones.
Treatment of type 2 diabetes can be long and, accordingly, costly. The good news is that diabetics have the opportunity to use inexpensive Metformin-containing drugs.
The Singapore’s Health Science Authority (HSA) has approved a number of drugs that contain Metformin. Antidiabetic drugs are produced by dozens of pharmaceutical companies and, therefore, differ in cost.
Such drugs are usually sold under the international non-proprietary name “Metformin”. On the shelves of Singapore pharmacies, patients can find Metformin-containing drugs that are sold under such brand names, as:
The price for Metformin can differ not only in neighboring, but also in the same pharmacy. If you want to use an inexpensive antihyperglycemic drug, you can ask the pharmacist, which manufacturers offer the best prices. In the nearest pharmacies, you can find out and compare the cost of Metformin tablets.
If you want to minimize the costs of treatment for type 2 diabetes, look for Metformin in online pharmacies. Such pharmacies often sell Metformin at a retail price, which is close to the wholesale prices of distributors.
Buying Metformin online in Singapore does not require much time. A user-friendly service of pharmacies allows you to quickly place an order. After the order is paid, the antihyperglycemic drug, checked through years of experience, will be sent to the specified address.
If you need the drug urgently, you can use express delivery. If you have a stock of Metformin tablets for several days, you can choose usual delivery.