The uses of Metformin include: ARROW - METFORMIN Tablets are used to control blood glucose in patients with diabetes mellitus.
There are two types of diabetes mellitus:
type 1, also called insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
type 2, also called non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus or maturity onset diabetes.
People with type 2 diabetes are unable to make enough insulin 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 lead to serious medical problems.
ARROW - METFORMIN is used when diet and exercise are not enough to control your blood glucose levels. ARROW - METFORMIN can be used alone, or in combination with other medicines for treating diabetes.
ARROW - METFORMIN can also be used in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus where insulin alone is not enough to control blood glucose levels.
ARROW - METFORMIN is not recommended for use in children except for those with insulin resistant diabetes who are being treated in hospital.
Your doctor may, however, prescribe ARROW - METFORMIN for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why ARROW - METFORMIN has been prescribed for you.
There is no evidence that ARROW - METFORMIN is addictive.