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Tweet Metformin is an oral antidiabetic drug for the treatment of diabetes. Created by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Metformin is approved in the US and the UK as a treatment for type 2 diabetes. Click here to read our Diabetes and Metformin FAQs including information on lactic acidosis. Other Names for Metformin Metformin is sold both under brand names, and also as a generic drug. Common brand names include: Glucophage Riomet Fortamet Glumetza Obimet Dianben Diabex Diaformin Metformin Treatment Metformin contains the active ingredient metformin hydrochloride (or metformin hcl). Metformin is available both in combination with other drugs, or as a single treatment (a monotherapy). Metformin was approved in 1994 (in the USA) and is prescribed as: 500mg tablets 850mg tablets 500mg modified-release tablets 750mg modified-release tablets 1g modified-release tablets 1g oral powder sachets sugar free 500mg oral powder sachets sugar free 500mg/5ml oral solution sugar free Metformin SR Metformin is also available as metformin SR, a slow release or modified release form of the medication. Modified release versions of metformin may be prescribed for people experiencing significant gastro-inte Continue reading >>

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  1. Fiery_WA

    O.P. Gday Folks
    Does anyone own a Circulation Booster? Do they work or would I be wasting $300.00
    A chemist near by, loans them out, but only for two days maximum, I have tried it, but the two days wasn't near long enough to assess whether it would be worth the money.
    Why not go out for a walk you may ask, well I would if I could, I have an illness that has effected my fine and gross motor co ordination skills, (in a nutshell forcing me into pretty much a sedentary lifestyle.)
    December last year I fell over and sprained my ankle, which just isn't healing (I have been given an ankle brace to support it).
    So combine my current ankle injury and sedentary lifestyle, I am now suffering from Edema in both of my legs, and particularly my foot with the ankle injury.
    I need something to restart the circulation in my lower limbs.
    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
    PS. The fall and subsequent ankle injury was due to my lack of co ordination and balance.


    I have a v1 that would be 4 years old now.
    Use it several times a week and it is great. While I do not know if it will work for your conditions, I am sure it will help any circulation issues in the lower legs.

  3. tiersman

    Fiery_WA writes...
    Does anyone own a Circulation Booster? Do they work or would I be wasting $300.00
    I can't comment on whether circulation boosters would help you. However, I bought this one for my 85yo mother who suffers from poor circulation and neuropathy due to diabetes. Since she started using it about 6 weeks ago the red blotches and bruising on the feet and lower legs have cleared up, and she claims to have more feeling in the feet.
    Her only complaint is that she only begins to feel it working from around 90 on the 99 intensity range and you need to push the programming button that many times to set it. It would be better if it was possible to adjust the setting down from 99. FWIW, I've tried it and 70 is about as strong as I can tolerate.

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