Metformin Online Prescription
It is actually pretty easy to request a metformin prescription online, conveniently from home.
First, when requesting a prescription medication like metformin, it is best to work with a doctor who is comfortable prescribing this medication.
Physicians who commonly prescribe metformin, practice in the following specialties: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Gynecology, and Endocrinology.
Metformin, though typically used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, is often used for other purposes, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), weight loss, and even longevity.
Cirrus Medical Network (CirrusMED) can connect people in need of a metformin prescription with a licensed medical provider who can prescribe metformin or metformin ER tablets when appropriate to do so.
Metformin - Use and Mechanism of Action
What is metformin used for?
Metformin is an oral medicine used to manage people with type 2 diabetes. More specifically, metformin improves glucose tolerance and results in lower postprandial (after eating) and basal (baseline) glucose levels in the plasma. Metformin is thought to achieve this by decreasing the absorption of glucose and production of glucose by the liver and improving insulin sensitivity. Metformin may be used in combination with other medications to control blood sugar levels in diabetes. Per guidelines from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, it is often used early in the course of Type 2 diabetes treatment.
Metformin has also been approved and/or under investigation for, various other indications, including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), pre-diabetes, obesity, and overweight treatment. There is significant interest in understanding if and how metformin medication use might influence the aging process.
Metformin - Dosage
Metformin is typically available in tablets that contain 500 mg, 850 mg, and 1000 mg of metformin hydrochloride with additional inactive ingredients such as povidone and magnesium stearate. It comes in regular or extended-release (ER) formulation. Often, the ER formulation is dosed with the evening meal.
Metformin - Cost & Prescription
Metformin prescription medication is available in both generic and branded formulations. Compared to many other drugs, metformin tablets are affordable with generic metformin costing under ten cents per pill at many pharmacies. Metformin is also quite affordable with pills costing under fifteen cents per pill. Many insurance plans also cover the cost of metformin medication. Generic metformin is a prescription medication and, as a result, is not available over-the-counter (OTC). In some cases, metformin coupons may also be available to reduce the cost of metformin even more.
Can I Buy Metformin Online?
Metformin medication requires a prescription from a medical provider and one cannot just buy metformin online in the US. Because of this, metformin OTC is not available, either. The first step to getting metformin medication is consulting a licensed medical provider. Cirrus Medical Network can connect people who need a new metformin prescription or a metformin refill with medical providers who can prescribe metformin tablets, including generic metformin ER, metformin 1000 mg, and metformin 500 mg medication, when appropriate to do so. Your provider can easily send a prescription electronically, direct to your pharmacy.
Metformin - Weight Loss?
Some people have heard that metformin can help with weight loss. While a study showed some promise that metformin might help with weight loss, in people with insulin resistance, more research needs to be done to confirm the association between weight loss and metformin. Nonetheless, metformin is widely used in weight loss programs for managing obesity and overweight individuals.
Metformin - Side Effects
The most common side effects of metformin include diarrhea, upset stomach, stomach pain, flatulence, bloating, headache, nausea, heartburn, indigestion, constipation, backache, joint aches, skin rash, itching, and tiredness.
Your doctor may want to monitor certain labs, like kidney function and hemoglobin A1C when prescribing metformin.
If you would like to discuss whether or not metformin is right for you, do not hesitate to consult with one of our physicians. If you are a good candidate, our doctors will write not only write you a prescription but monitor your care for the duration of your membership. Our physicians may also order labs, imaging, and/or referrals as needed. Also, if you have been prescribed metformin in the past, and need a refill of metformin, Cirrus Medical Network providers are available to assist.
Please note that ultimately it is up to your physician to decide whether or not metformin is right for you. Just because you feel that you would benefit from metformin, does not mean that your doctor will agree. It is best to have a discussion to review your case. Cirrus Medical Network as a company does not practice medicine, nor guarantee a prescription for metformin. Rather, all care and prescriptions are per the discretion of our affiliated physicians and providers.