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Glumetza is a medication that contains metformin hydrochloride in the form of a modified-release tablet. It is used as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

In 2021, there was a $300 million settlement paid by Bausch for allegedly delaying generic competition for Glumetza.

Use and Dosage

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking metformin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily with the evening meal. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Do not crush or chew this medication. Doing so can release the entire drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Do not split the tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing.

The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). To reduce your risk of side effects (such as upset stomach), your doctor may direct you to start this medication at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.

Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time each day.

If you are already taking another diabetes drug (such as chlorpropamide), follow your doctor’s directions carefully for stopping/continuing the old drug and starting metformin.

Check your blood sugar regularly as directed by your doctor. Keep track of the results and share them with your doctor. Tell your doctor if your blood sugar measurements are too high or too low. Your dosage/treatment may need to be changed.

Side Effects

Common side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Stomach upset
  • Flatulence
  • Muscle pain
  • A metallic taste in the mouth

The side effects caused by this medication are typically mild and will go away even without intervention. If the adverse reactions do not get better or become worse, you must hold this drug and talk to your doctor or any healthcare professional.

Severe side effects include:

  • Symptoms of low blood sugar or hypoglycemia (shaking, sudden sweating, fast heartbeat, dizziness, blurred vision, or tingling sensation)
  • Symptoms of high blood sugar or hyperglycemia (increased urination, thirst, confusion, flushing, rapid breathing, or fruity breath odor)
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Seizure
  • Persistent vomiting

This is not a complete list of the side effects of Glumetza.


Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to metformin; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: severe breathing problems (such as obstructive lung disease, severe asthma), blood problems (such as anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency), kidney disease, and liver disease.

Before having surgery or any X-ray/scanning procedure using iodinated contrast, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). You may need to stop this medication for a short time for the surgery/procedure. Ask your doctor or dentist for instructions before your surgery/procedure.

You may experience blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness due to extremely low or high blood sugar. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.

Limit alcohol while using this medication because it can increase your risk of lactic acidosis and developing low blood sugar.

High fever, “water pills” (diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide), too much sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting may cause dehydration and increase your risk of lactic acidosis. Stop taking this medication and tell your doctor right away if you have prolonged diarrhea or vomiting. Be sure to drink enough fluids to prevent dehydration unless your doctor directs you otherwise.

It may be harder to control your blood sugar when your body is stressed (such as due to fever, infection, injury, or surgery). Consult your doctor because increased stress may require a change in your treatment plan, medications, or blood sugar testing.

Older adults may be at greater risk for side effects such as low blood sugar or lactic acidosis.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Your doctor may direct you to use insulin instead of this product during your pregnancy. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.

Metformin can cause changes in the menstrual cycle (promote ovulation) and increase the risk of becoming pregnant. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about the use of reliable birth control while using this medication. Metformin passes into breast milk in small amounts. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Form and Strengts

Glumetza is available in the following form and strengths:

  • Glumetza ER Tablet:
    • 500 mg
    • 1000 mg
  • Metformin Hydrochloride ER Tablet:
    • 1000 mg


Is Glumetza better than metformin?

Glumetza is the same as the metformin extended-release version.

Can I split Glumetza in half?

It is not recommended to cut this extended-release drug in half.

What is the best time to take Glumetza?

It is best to take this prescription drug in the evening, with dinner.



Additional information

Brand Name:


Scientific Name:

Metformin Hydrochloride ER

Other Names:

Glumetza, Metformin ER


500mg, 1000mg

Quantities Available:

90, 100


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