Glucophage (Metformin) is used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. With this type of diabetes, insulin produced by the pancreas is not able to get sugar into the cells of the body where it can work properly. Generic Glucophage is the first-line drug of choice for type 2 diabetes.
Glucophage may also be marketed as: Diabex, Diaformin, Fortamet, Metformin, Riomet.
*Glucophage® is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb.