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Shipping Update - May 1 2022

Shipping times are now closer to normal. However, due to the latest outbreak of the highly contagious Omicron strain, some delays in shipping times may still occasionally occur. We will provide updates as the situation changes.

Our normal shipping time averages 1 - 2 weeks. Shipments may sometimes take an additional 2 weeks to arrive, depending on the source country of your order.

Please note that these times are averages and individual shipping times will vary. We recommend that you place your order at least 2 - 4 weeks or more ahead of your normal reorder time to avoid running out of your medication.

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Glucophage XR
(Metformin Hydrochloride ER)

Prescription Settings Edit

Brand Name Choices

Glucophage XR 500mg
Glucophage XR 500mg Extended Release Tablets

Marketed as Glucophage SR in United Kingdom

Metformin Hydrochloride ER

Manufactured by Merck Serono UK

Product of United Kingdom

Dispensed by a licensed pharmacy in the United Kingdom

Prescription Required

Parallel Import

Glucophage XR 750mg
Glucophage XR 750mg Extended Release Tablets

Marketed as Glucophage SR in United Kingdom

Metformin Hydrochloride ER

Manufactured by Merck Serono UK

Product of United Kingdom

Dispensed by a licensed pharmacy in the United Kingdom

Prescription Required

Parallel Import

Glucophage XR 1000mg
Glucophage XR 1000mg Extended Release Tablets

Marketed as Glucophage SR in United Kingdom

Metformin Hydrochloride ER

Manufactured by Merck

Product of United Kingdom

Dispensed by a licensed pharmacy in the United Kingdom

Prescription Required

Parallel Import

Generic Choices

Metformin Hydrochloride ER 500mg
Metformin Hydrochloride ER 500mg Extended Release Tablets

Generic Equivalent of Glucophage XR 500mg

Manufactured by Various UK Generic Manufacturers (MHRA Approved)

Product of United Kingdom

Dispensed by a licensed pharmacy in the United Kingdom

Prescription Required

Metformin Hydrochloride ER 1000mg
Metformin Hydrochloride ER 1000mg Extended Release Tablets

Marketed as Metformin SR in United Kingdom

Generic Equivalent of Glucophage XR 1000mg

Manufactured by Various UK Generic Manufacturers (MHRA Approved)

Product of United Kingdom

Dispensed by a licensed pharmacy in the United Kingdom

Prescription Required

What Glucophage XR is and what it is used for

Glucient SR prolonged-release tablets contain the active ingredient metformin hydrochloride and belong to a group of medicines called biguanides, used in the treatment of diabetes Glucient SR is used for the treatment of Type 2 (non-insulin dependant) diabetes mellitus when diet and exercise changes alone have not been enough to control blood glucose (sugar). Insulin is a hormone that enables body tissues to take glucose from the blood and to use it for energy or for storage for future use. People with Type 2 diabetes do not make enough insulin in their pancreas or their body does not respond properly to the insulin it does make. This causes a build-up of glucose in the blood which can cause a number of serious long-term problems so it is important that you continue to take your medicine, even though you may not have any obvious symptoms. Glucient SR makes the body more sensitive to insulin and helps return to normal the way your body uses glucose. Glucient SR is associated with either a stable body weight or modest weight loss. Glucient SR prolonged-release tablets are specially made to release the drug slowly in your body and therefore are different to many other types of tablet containing metformin.

How to take Glucophage XR

Your doctor may prescribe Glucient SR for you to take on its own, or in combination with other oral antidiabetic medicines or insulin. Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water, do not chew. Usually you will start treatment with 500 milligrams Glucient SR daily. After you have been taking Glucient SR for about 2 weeks, your doctor may measure your blood sugar and adjust the dose. The maximum daily dose is 2000 milligrams of Glucient SR. Normally, you should take the tablets once a day, with your evening meal. In some cases, your doctor may recommend that you take the tablets twice a day. Always take the tablets with food. If you take more Glucient SR than you should If you take extra tablets by mistake you need not worry, but if you have unusual symptoms, contact your doctor. If the overdose is large, lactic acidosis is more likely and this is a medical emergency requiring treatment in hospital (see also under ‘4. Possible side effects’). If you forget to take Glucient SR Take it as soon as you remember with some food. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you notice any of the following side effects, you may need urgent medical attention. Stop taking Glucient SR and see your doctor immediately:
• unexpected weight loss
• very severe nausea or vomiting
• very fast breathing which you cannot stop
• stomach pains or feeling cold These can be signs of serious problems with your diabetes and may mean you have a very rare side effect called “lactic acidosis” (too much acid in the blood). If this happens, see a doctor as you will need treatment straight away.
• Abnormal liver function tests and hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) which may result in jaundice. If you develop yellowing of the eyes and/or skin contact your doctor immediately Other possible side effects are listed by frequency as follows:

Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Diarrhoea
• Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
• Loss of appetite If you get these, do not stop taking the tablets as these symptoms will normally go away in about 2 weeks. It helps if you take the tablets with or immediately after a meal.

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
• Taste disturbances.

Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people):
• Decreased vitamin B12 levels
• Skin rashes including redness, itching and hives

Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

How to Store Glucophage XR

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not store above 30 °C. Do not use the tablets after the expiry date that is printed on the pack. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

Fast Shipping

Fast Shippings

2 to 3 weeks on average

The average shipping time is 2 weeks in North America and 4 weeks internationally. We offer free shipping on all orders shipped to North America. Shipping is a flat rate of $20.00 for all other countries.

Price Match Guarantee

Price Match Guarantees

If you have been prescribed medication by your doctor and cannot afford the high price at your local pharmacy, Medix Pharmacy is the solution for you. All orders are backed with a price match and satisfaction guarantee.

Your Trusted Pharmacy Referral Service

Medix Pharmacy is an international pharmacy referral service. With a network of licensed pharmacy partners in Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, we are able to help you lower the costs of your medications.

Our pharmacy partners are all thoroughly vetted and qualified to ensure that the medication you receive is cost effective, safe and effective. Because we only work with licensed pharmacies, you can rest assured that your medication is safe, effective, and genuine.

  • Free standard delivery to your door, to any international address
  • Option to add Tracked Deliveries
  • Handy reminders to re-order so you do not run out
  • Professional & Knowledgeable Customer Services Team
  • Save time, with no need for repeated trips to your physician or local drugstore

With a dedicated customer service team, free standard shipping, and a record of providing significant saving for our customers, we believe that you do not need to compromise quality or safety in your search for value.

If you are unable to find your prescribed medicine on our website, please fill out the form below and we will confirm pricing and availability within 1 business day. You may also call us at 1-866-500-6633 and one of our patient care representatives will be happy to assist you.