Metformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
How it works
Metformin is an anti-diabetic medicine. It restores the body's ability to use insulin, lowering the blood sugar levels. It also decreases the amount of glucose absorbed from food in the intestine and decreases glucose production in the liver.
Common side effects
Nausea, Vomiting, Altered taste, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite.