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Can You Get Glucophage Online?

Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Glucophage online after a medical evaluation.

You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Glucophage. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.

During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Glucophage, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.

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What Is Glucophage?

Glucophage is a medication used to control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. It is common to take Glucophage as a first line of treatment. It comes in a pill form, taken orally typically 1 to 3 times a day. When used in combination with proper dieting and exercise, Glucophage may help reduce your blood sugar in order to help you live a healthier life.

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Glucophage FAQs

How does Glucophage work?

Unlike other diabetic treatments, Glucophage does not help your body produce more insulin. Instead, Glucophage increases the sensitivity of tissue in your body to insulin. This means cells in your organs and muscles absorb the glucose from your blood more readily. Glucophage also works to lower the amount of sugar produced by your liver. Together, these work to lower your blood sugar. Glucophage is in the drug class biguanide.

What is the typically prescribed dosage of Glucophage?

There are several dosage options for Glucophage.

  • The recommended starting dose for Glucophage is 500 mg orally twice a day, or 850 mg once a day. Both of these are taken with meals.
  • Increase the dose in increments of 500 mg weekly or 850 mg every 2 weeks on the basis of glycemic control and tolerability, up to a maximum dose of 2550 mg per day, given in divided doses.
  • Doses above 2000 mg may be better tolerated given 3 times a day with meals.

Always follow your doctor’s specific dosage instructions, as personal factors may impact your individual treatment plan.

What are the benefits of Glucophage?

Regulating your high blood sugar is key to living a healthy life. Understanding that Glucophage is a first step in the right direction is important when starting on this drug. Glucophage alone will not stop the progression of diabetes, and should always be used in conjunction with exercise and healthy eating.

By helping slow the progression of diabetes, Glucophage protects you from heart and blood vessel damage. It also lowers your risk of stroke, kidney failure, and blindness.

What are the side fffects of Glucophage?

Common side effects may subside after your body adjusts to the initial dosage of Glucophage. These common side effects include:

  • nausea
  • upset stomach
  • mild diarrhea
  • weakness or tiredness
  • vomiting

Tell your doctor if these side effects persist or are severe. Taking Glucophage with meals may lessen these side effects.

Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious side effects, some of which may require medical attention as soon as possible:

  • lactic acidosis (signs include confusion, ataxia, and slurred speech)
  • signs of allergic reactions such as difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling of the face lips, tongue, or throat
  • significant loss of body fluid
  • signs of high blood sugar such as dizziness, dry mouth, dry skin, nausea, stomach pain, increased hunger or thirst, or increased urination
  • signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) such as feeling anxious, confused, dizzy, hungry, unusually weak or tired, sweating, shakiness, cold, irritable, headache, blurred vision, fast heartbeat, loss of consciousness

What are possible Glucophage interactions?

Glucophage may interact with the following drugs:

  • glipizide (Glucotrol, Glucotrol XL, GlipiZIDE XL)
  • ibuprofen
  • insulin
  • Lasix (furosemide)
  • levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levoxyl, Tirosint, Eltroxin, Levothroid, Levothyrox, Euthyrox, Unithroid, Levo-T, Oroxine, L Thyroxine Roche, Eutroxsig, Novothyrox, Tirosint-Sol, Levotabs, Levotec, Evotrox)
  • lisinopril (Zestril, Prinivil, Qbrelis)
  • phentermine (Adipex-P, Lomaira, Suprenza, Ionamin, Teramine, Obenix, Atti-Plex P, Fastin, Pro-Fast HS, Phentercot, Oby-Cap, Phentride, Obephen, Panshape M, Pro-Fast SR, T-Diet, Zantryl, Oby-Trim, Pro-Fast SA, Teramine ER)

This is not a complete list of possible drug interactions. Alcohol should be avoided while taking Glucophage. Be sure to share your complete medical history and any current medications you are taking with your doctor when considering a new medication.

Who should not take Glucophage?

Do not take Glucophage if you:

  • are allergic to any of the ingredients in the drug
  • drink alcohol frequently
  • have current or past kidney problems
  • have experienced serious conditions such as heart attack or severe infection

The safety of Glucophage for usage by pregnant women is not yet established. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Can you request a Glucophage prescription online?

The law requires the medical consultation of a licensed medical doctor before a prescription drug can be prescribed to a patient. To speak with one of our board-certified primary care doctors about Glucophage, book an appointment online today. During an online medical evaluation, a physician will help determine if Glucophage or a different prescription drug is right for your medical needs. If you qualify for a prescription medication, your doctor will electronically send your prescription to the pharmacy of your choice.


Telehealth is not appropriate for serious conditions that require immediate attention or emergency care. If you experience any life-threatening issues, call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately.


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