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Glumetza (Metformin Extended Release)

Qty-Price (USD)
Type: drug type
Product: Glumetza Tablet
Manufacturer: Bausch Health
Country: Canada
Dosage: 500 mg
Type: drug type
Product: Glumetza Tablet
Manufacturer: Bausch Health
Country: Canada
Dosage: 1000 mg

Generic Equivalent of Glumetza
Qty-Price (USD)
Type: drug type
Product: Metformin Extended Release Tablet
Manufacturer: Generic
Country: Canada
Dosage: 1000 mg

Glumetza Information

reviewed by Dr. HaVy Ngo, Pharmacist on 4/24/2023 2:26:03 PM.

Glumetza Details (Brand and Generic)

Ordering Glumetza and other diabetic medications and products at huge savings through Canada Pharmacy Online. We are currently offering the brand Glumetza from Canada manufactured by Bausch Health. There is no generic available for this medication. Purchase Glumetza at lower prices through our international and Canadian dispensing pharmacy today. Our customers may also buy Farxiga and Jardiance. Call Customer Service today at 1866-920-3784.


The brand Glumetza is available in the strength of 500 mg and 1000 mg tablets and the generic Metformin Extended Release is available in the strength of 1000 mg tablets only.


Glumetza (Metformin Hydrochloride) is a prescription medication that is used to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This medication is combined with a proper diet and exercise to manage blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. Glumetza can be used together with insulin or other medications. Keep in mind that this medication is not to be used in people with type 1 diabetes.

Metformin belongs to the class of medications called biguanides or oral antidiabetic used in the management of type 2 diabetes. Glumetza works by improving the body’s response to insulin. In addition to that, it reduces the amount of blood sugar produced by the liver while lessening the absorption of blood sugar in the intestines, in turn, less sugar will make it into the bloodstream. By controlling high blood sugar, the risks are lower for kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. It may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Side Effects and Precautions

Stop using the medication and get medical care if you have an allergic reaction. Signs of an allergic reaction may include difficulty breathing, hives (rash on your body), and swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. If you experience any of these symptoms, please call 911 or seek emergency medical care at the nearest emergency room (ER).

The common side effects of Glumetza may include diarrhea, low blood sugar, nausea, and upset stomach.

Glumetza may cause lactic acidosis which can be life-threatening. Seek emergency medical help if you have even mild symptoms such as:
• Breathing problems;
• Dizziness;
• Feeling cold;
• Light-headedness, tired or weak;
• Irregular or slow heart rate;
• Stomach pain, vomiting;
• Unusual muscle pain

This is not a complete list of side effects. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that bothers you while you are using this medication.

Warnings and Interactions

Do not use Glumetza if you are allergic to Metformin, or if you have metabolic acidosis or diabetic ketoacidosis or severe kidney disease. Before you start taking this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history and if you use insulin or other oral diabetes medications or if you have ever had:
• Congestive heart failure or heart disease;
• High levels of ketone in your blood or urine;
• Kidney disease;
• Liver disease

Glumetza should be taken with a meal unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Do not crush, chew, or break the extended release tablets. This medication may cause you to develop lactic acidosis, a dangerous build-up of lactic acid in your blood. This may be more likely if you have other medical conditions, a severe infection, chronic alcoholism, or if you are over the age of 65 years old. Avoid drinking alcohol; as it lowers your blood sugar and may increase your risk of lactic acidosis. This medication may lower your blood sugar and make you feel very hungry, dizzy, irritable, confused or shaky. To quickly treat this, eat or drink a fast-acting source of sugar such as fruit juice, hard candy, crackers, raisins, or non-diet soda). Tell your doctor about all the medications you take including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be a drug interaction between Metformin and other medications. Glumetza may stimulate ovulation in premenopausal women and increase the risk of pregnancy. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant. You should not breastfeed while using this medication. Glumetza should not be given to a child younger than 10 years of age. Some forms of metformin are not approved to be used in children younger than 8 years old.

Questions and Answers

Why is Glumetza more affordable from Canada than the United States?

In general, all drug prices, not only Glumetza, are more affordable to order from Canada because the price of both the brand and generic medication is regulated by the government. Also, since we established in 2006, our vision is to provide safe and affordable medication to people in the US.

Is it safe to buy Glumetza from your pharmacy?

Our products are sourced only from facilities certified by authorities in the countries we import them from. has a rigorous process for selecting our partners, so that you, our customer, get the safest medicine. We are also a Certified Canadian Pharmacy that adheres to the requirements imposed by the Province of British Columbia.

How much does Glumetza tablets cost in Canada?

At our pharmacy, the cost of generic Metformin Extended Release 1000 mg starts at $127.99 for 100 tablets.

How much is the shipping?

Our shipping fee is a flat rate of $10.00 per order. Our pharmacy focuses on getting you the lowest prices on high quality products.

How do I order from your pharmacy?

Ordering Glumetza from us is very simple. You can place the order online or call Customer Service at 1866.920.3784. For additional information or for the ordering process, visit our How to Order page.

Are your Glumetza prices competitive?

Yes, we are proud to offer some of the most competitive prices across Canadian pharmacies. In some cases, we might be able to either match or beat our competitors' prices. Please call our friendly customer service at 1866.920.3784.

Is there a limit on how many Glumetza tablets I am allowed to order at one time? can only dispense a maximum of a three-month supply of Glumetza at one time, as per your doctor's prescription.

Can I buy Glumetza over the counter from you?

No, Glumetza requires a valid prescription from your doctor. We do not sell this product without a valid prescription.

Do you ship to the United States?

Yes, we do. It usually takes between 7 and 18 business days to receive your order from our pharmacy.

Is there a generic for Glumetza?

Yes, there is a generic alternative for this product called Metformin Extended Release.

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