Metformin for diabetes

Get an online metformin prescription

Connect with an online doctor to access blood sugar management medication at Tia Health.

Skip the waiting room and get an online metformin prescription at a time that suits you.

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Metformin for diabetes

Get an online metformin prescription

Connect with an online doctor to access blood sugar management medication at Tia Health. Skip the waiting room and get an online metformin prescription at a time that suits you.

Book now

What is metformin?

Metformin is a form of prescription medication that is used to treat type 2 diabetes on a long-term basis. It works through lowering blood sugar levels and helping to restore the body’s natural response to insulin that is produced. Maintaining control of diabetes prevents more severe conditions such as blindness, kidney damage, heart attack, nerve problems, or stroke. Metformin is complemented by a diet and exercise program that work together to control blood sugar levels.

What is metformin?

Metformin is a form of prescription medication that is used to treat type 2 diabetes on a long-term basis. It works through lowering blood sugar levels and helping to restore the body’s natural response to insulin that is produced. Maintaining control of diabetes prevents more severe conditions such as blindness, kidney damage, heart attack, nerve problems, or stroke. Metformin is complemented by a diet and exercise program that work together to control blood sugar levels.

What are common side effects of metformin?

Side effects of metformin include:

  • Bloating
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss

Are there any specific instructions for taking metformin?

When providing an online metformin prescription, your doctor will clearly outline how to take it, and the correct dosage to follow based on your age, severity of the condition, and any other medical conditions present.

Other things to keep in mind are:

  • Risk of diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting is reduced by taking metformin with food.
  • Avoid or only drink low amounts of alcohol when using metformin.

What warnings are associated with metformin?

There are several warnings a doctor will make you aware of when providing an online metformin prescription. These include:

  • Anemia. This is due to decreased levels of vitamin B-12 and red blood cells, resulting in dizziness, fatigue, and lightheadedness.
  • Lactic acidosis, which is a buildup of metformin that results in symptoms such as fatigue, loss of appetite, dizziness, and weakness.
  • Hypoglycemia. This will occur if metformin is taken alongside also performing strenuous exercise, maintaining a poor diet, or drinking excessive amounts of alcohol.
  • Weight loss. The most common reason for this is thought to be because it causes a reduction in appetite.

When should I speak to a doctor about metformin side effects?

If you are experiencing severe side effects, then you should contact your doctor at once. These include any of the warning behaviours listed above.

How do I prepare for my online appointment?

To ensure the physician can provide an accurate medication prescription during your appointment, you can help by noting down any concerns and answers in advance, along with any allergies and other medications they should be aware of.

Other conditions to make the doctor aware of are:

  • Kidney issues
  • Heart complaints such as a recent heart attack or heart failure
  • High ketone levels
  • Liver problems
  • Pregnancy

What will my online appointment be like?

Appointments usually take between five to thirty minutes depending on the individual need. The online doctor will ask for a description of your symptoms. This will allow them to determine the best course of treatment. If necessary, they may recommend a follow-up appointment, or a visit to a physical clinic.

How booking works.

“How do I connect with an online doctor about an online metformin prescription?”

Our virtual clinic is designed to provide you with secure, trusted and easy access to the advice and care you need when you need it.

Here is how to book an appointment:

Here is how to book an appointment:

Skip the waiting room and book a virtual clinic appointment instead

Step 1

Select which doctor you would like to see and whether you prefer a phone or video call. We have a variety of male and female doctors available to help you in a number of languages.

Step 2

Attend your virtual appointment from the comfort of your own home using your chosen method of communication. We do not require you to download any apps or programs.

Step 3

Receive guidance and metformin dosage recommendations from the medical specialist. The doctor can share any necessary prescriptions with your chosen pharmacy, and you can opt to have medication delivered to your home for free or can collect in-person if preferred.

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