EveAdam & Treated.com have joined to make Treated. Different look, improved site, same great service.  Take the tour
Starting from £20.00
generic
Starting from £20.00
Here’s what's included in the price:
Consultation
Answer a few questions about your health so we can get to know you better.
Free 24h delivery
Your treatment delivered in secure packaging, the very next day.
Aftercare
We’ll check in with you regularly to see how your treatment is going.

Buy Metformin tablets online.

Metformin is a tablet treatment for type 2 diabetes that helps you to manage your blood sugar levels, and improves how your body uses insulin.

Answer a few questions about your health and get expert recommendations for the right treatments for you. Order Metformin online and get it delivered when you want it.

Starting from £20.00
Here’s what's included in the price:
Consultation
Answer a few questions about your health so we can get to know you better.
Free 24h delivery
Your treatment delivered in secure packaging, the very next day.
Aftercare
We’ll check in with you regularly to see how your treatment is going.
This page was medically reviewed by Dr Daniel Atkinson, GP Clinical Lead on August 02, 2022. Next review due on August 01, 2024.

Your partners in health

Dr Daniel Atkinson

GP Clinical Lead
Smiling Dr. Daniel

Registered with GMC (No. 4624794)

Meet Daniel

Ms Sanjeda Chowdhury

Superintendent Pharmacist
Ms Sanjeda Chowdhury smiling

Registered with GPhC (No. 2202465)

Meet Sanjeda

Mr Craig Marsh

Pharmacist Prescriber
Craig Marsh smiling

Registered with GPhC (No. 2070724)

Meet Craig

What’s included? Everything.

Delivery, consultation, treatment. It’s all included in the price.

MetforminMetformin

  • 850mg
  • 500mg
Quantity Starting from
56 Tablets £23.00
84 Tablets £33.00 Save £1.50
112 Tablets £43.00 Save £3.00
168 Tablets £53.00 Save £16.00
Quantity Starting from
28 Tablets £20.00
56 Tablets £30.00 Save £10.00
84 Tablets £40.00 Save £20.00
112 Tablets £50.00 Save £30.00
168 Tablets £60.00 Save £60.00
224 Tablets £70.00 Save £90.00

EucreasVildagliptin + Metformin

  • 50mg/1000mg
  • 50mg/850mg
Quantity Starting from
60 Tablets £78.00
120 Tablets £128.00 Save £28.00
180 Tablets £178.00 Save £56.00
Quantity Starting from
60 Tablets £78.00
120 Tablets £128.00 Save £28.00
180 Tablets £178.00 Save £56.00

JanumetSitagliptin + Metformin

  • 50mg/1000mg
Quantity Starting from
56 Tablets £74.00
112 Tablets £134.00 Save £14.00

OnglyzaSaxagliptin

  • 5mg
  • 2.5mg
Quantity Starting from
28 Tablets £70.00
56 Tablets £130.00 Save £10.00
84 Tablets £180.00 Save £30.00
Quantity Starting from
28 Tablets £70.00
56 Tablets £130.00 Save £10.00
84 Tablets £180.00 Save £30.00
  • 6mg/ml
  • 6mg/ml
Quantity Starting from
2 Pens £160.00
4 Pens £300.00 Save £20.00
6 Pens £420.00 Save £60.00
Quantity Starting from
3 Pens £230.00
6 Pens £420.00 Save £40.00
9 Pens £560.00 Save £130.00

Choose how you do healthcare.

We know health, but you know you.
Our experts tell you what’s safe, but you decide what’s best.

1consult-on-your-own-time-new

Consult on your own time

Answer a few questions and tell us about yourself. Get tailored advice from our clinicians so you can choose better.

2treatments-to-fityour-life

Treatments to fit your life

Choose your treatment and how often you have it delivered.

3Your-health-continued

Your health,
continued

We know things change. It’s the nature of life. We’ll check in regularly to make sure your treatment is still right for you.

4Control at your fingertips

Control at your fingertips

Pause. Change. Skip. Start again. Any time you like.

How are we doing?

Brilliant service as usual !!

Steve

My enquiry and eventual purchase was made easy and very professionally handled…

lindsay read

A very professional service. Effucuebt and reliable. My medication was despatched the next day. Would highly recommend this service.

Nicola ASHWORTH

Prompt professional no hassle service with speedy delivery and reasonable prices. Very pleased

Julie Pearce

Quick delivery and good thorough communication

Anita Shinton

The website was easy to use and I was kept informed by email through the process. Couldn’t believe how quick the whole process was . My much needed medication was delivered the next day ! Will definitely be signposting friends and family and will also use this service again, thank you .

Teresa

Treated.com is rated 5 out of 5 by 3502 customers on TrustPilot

Give us the inbox treatment.

We're making healthcare more about you. Sign up to our newsletter for personalised health articles that make a difference.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this page is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any questions or concerns about your health, please talk to a doctor.

We’ll deliver to you by
From

What is Metformin?

Metformin is a treatment for diabetes that’s taken orally. The active ingredient in Metformin is metformin hydrochloride. It belongs to a class of drugs called biguanides, which stop your liver from making glucose. This helps you to control your blood sugar, and also makes your body more responsive to the insulin naturally produced by your pancreas.

Type 2 diabetes is a condition which causes your blood sugar level to get too high. Unstable blood sugar levels can be caused by limited insulin production, or insulin resistance that prevents your body from using insulin effectively.

Metformin is a tablet you take two or three times a day to control your blood sugar as directed by our clinician. It’s available in several different doses under several brand and generic labels including Glucophage, Diagemet, Sukkarto and more.

How does Metformin work?

Biguanides like metformin hydrochloride reduce your blood sugar in three ways. They stop your liver from producing glucose while also helping your body respond to insulin more effectively. Metformin also prevents your intestine from absorbing glucose.

Metformin should be taken two or three times a day either after you eat or while you eat. If you take it correctly, Metformin can help you achieve stable blood sugar levels.

What doses of Metformin tablets are there?

Metformin is available in two doses: 500mg and 850mg. The only difference between these options is the amount of metformin hydrochloride there is in each one. Our clinician can decide which dose of Metformin you need based on your medical history. If your kidneys are impaired, they will likely start you on the lower dose. Metformin is also available in an extended-release (ER) form. While both forms of metformin contain the same active ingredient, they are taken in different ways.

Reference Popover #ref4
Reference Popover #ref3
Reference Popover #ref2
Reference Popover #ref1

How to take Metformin tablets

Taking Metformin tablets is easy and convenient. They should be taken two or three times each day before or with your meals (or once a day if you’re taking the extended release tablets). Don’t crush or bite your Metformin. Swallow it whole with water.

If our clinician has prescribed you with two doses each day, take one with breakfast and one at dinner. Should you need a third dose, take it with your lunch around noon. You should discuss any other medications you’re taking with our clinician before you start using Metformin. There are many drugs that can interact with it.


How long does it take for Metformin tablets to work?

You should experience better control of your blood sugar within one or two weeks of starting Metformin. The full effects of Metformin won’t be reached until you’ve been on it for two to three months. You should tell our clinician if you still feel that your blood sugar levels are unstable after this time. They may need to increase your dose or prescribe a different medication for your type 2 diabetes.

What should I do if I make a mistake when taking Metformin?

It’s important that you take Metformin as instructed, so that your type 2 diabetes doesn’t worsen. If you forget to take a dose of Metformin, simply take your next dose on time. Never take twice the dose to make up for a missed one.

Taking too much Metformin can cause your blood sugar levels to dip too low. It can also trigger a life threatening condition called lactic acidosis, which causes vomiting, abdominal pain, fatigue, and difficulty breathing. If you experience any of these symptoms, you need to seek medical attention immediately.

Medically reviewed by
Dr Daniel Atkinson
GP Clinical Lead
on August 02, 2022.
Meet Daniel
Daniel
This page was medically reviewed by Dr Daniel Atkinson, GP Clinical Lead on August 02, 2022. Next review due on August 01, 2024.

How we source info.

When we present you with stats, data, opinion or a consensus, we’ll tell you where this came from. And we’ll only present data as clinically reliable if it’s come from a reputable source, such as a state or government-funded health body, a peer-reviewed medical journal, or a recognised analytics or data body. Read more in our editorial policy.

FAQ: Metformin

Have something specific you want to know? Search our info below, or ask our experts a question if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

How is Metformin different from other treatments for type 2 diabetes?

Answer:
Metformin only contains one ingredient: metformin hydrochloride. Many other medications that contain metformin hydrochloride also contain other active ingredients. These include Janumet, Synjardy, and Xigduo among others.

Are Metformin tablets similar to any other treatments?

Answer:
Metformin isn’t the only treatment option that only contains metformin hydrochloride as the active ingredient. Sukkarto, Glucophage, and Diagemet are other treatments with similar formulations.

Which dose of Metformin should I use?

Answer:
Our clinician can guide you on which dose of Metformin is most appropriate for you. They can decide this based on your health background and if you are taking other medications to help manage your type 2 diabetes. Make sure you follow our clinician’s instructions with your prescription medications.

Do I need a prescription for Metformin tablets?

Answer:
Yes. Metformin is a prescription only medication which can have serious side effects. You’ll also need to be monitored by our clinician for ongoing support with your diabetes.

Why should I buy Metformin tablets online with Treated?

Answer:
Type 2 diabetes can become a serious health condition, but with effective treatments and expert advice from our clinicians, we’ll help you get your health back on track.

We’ll reach out to you on a regular basis to see how you’re getting on with your treatment, and if you want to make any adjustments to your medication, you can. Our clinicians are also on hand to answer any questions you might have. Just log in to your account and send them a message. Talk to us about your health, and we’ll recommend tailored treatments for you. Choose your medication from there and how frequently you’d like to receive it from our pharmacy. Change, pause or cancel your subscription at any point.
Want to know something else?

Add a treatment to compare.

Ask or suggest something.

Submit your question here, or tell us if you’ve found an issue on our site.

We may email you about your query, but you can opt out of these communications any time you like.

Tell us about a problem

I accept the terms of use.
We may email you about the problem, but you can opt out of these communications any time you like.

What did you like about it?

What didn't you like about it?

We’ll get back to you very soon. We aim to respond to all queries in one working day.

You’re signed up to our newsletter. Keep an eye on your inbox for our latest update.

news-letter

Sign up to our newsletter for all the latest on Diabetes and more.

By clicking 'Subscribe now' you're agreeing to our Privacy Policy.

Is this your first time with us?

You can continue as a guest, or sign in with your Treated account if you have one.