Liked on YouTube: How to take METFORMIN | What All Patients Need to Know | Dose, Side Effects & More

Metformin in its generic form, is a commonly used medication for type 2 diabetes. In this video Dr Hart-Pinto answers the most common questions on including:

• How and when should you take your Metformin
• How long does it take for the medication to work?
• How long will you need to take my medication?
• Are there any side effects?


Metformin is also known under the following brand names:
• Glucophage
• Bolamyn
• Diagemet
• Glucient
• Metabet
• Riomet


#Medication #Metformin #Diabetes

00:00 Intro
00:45 What is Metformin?
01:53 Is Metformin safe for me?
02:24 Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
02:46 Is it safe to take Metformin with my current medications?
03:27 What is the correct dose of Metformin?
03:53 How long does Metformin take to work?
04:09 How and when to take Metformin
04:31 Are there any foods I should avoid?
04:49 Can I Drink Alcohol with this medication?
05:03 I have missed my dose. What should I do?
05:19 I have accidentally taken too much medication.
04:47 How long will I need to take my medication?
06:07 Side Effects of Metformin
07:28 Hypoglycaemia
08:18 Legal Disclaimer
08:41 End Screen


Patient Information videos produced by GMC registered/Certified Doctors.

Videos cover definitions, aetiology, symptoms, clinical features, management, prognosis and complications of a wide variety of medical topics.

1. Dr. A. Hart-Pinto MBChB (Hons) BSc (Hons) MRCS
2. Dr. Najeebah Jaunbocus MBChB MRCGP


JHP Medical UK, uses stock footage within its videos. We do not believe, nor do we wish to imply, that individuals identifiable within stock footage suffer from the condition being discussed. If you do not wish to be included in our videos please contact our team via [email protected], and we will remove the footage.


Background Music Licenced from Epidemic Sound

Want to try Epidemic Sound for your videos click the link :…


Legal Disclaimer

JHP Medical UK contains content generated by our doctors. Content provided via YouTube is for general information purposes ONLY. Information videos are not produced to provide individualised medical advice. Medical education videos on JHP Medical UK are not a substitute for professional professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. NEVER ignore professional medical advice because of something you have heard here. ALWAYS consult your doctor regarding any concerns about your condition or treatment.

Reasonable effort shall be made to update the information on the JHP Medical UK YouTube channel. However, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content is accurate, complete or up-to-date.