What are Generics?
Generic drugs marketed without brand names contain the exact same active ingredients used in their brand-name counterparts, but cost significantly less. The drugs are required to meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards for safety, purity and effectiveness.
Metformin (Glucophage) is used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. With this type of diabetes, insulin produced by the pancreas is not able to get sugar into the cells of the body where it can work properly. Metformin is the first-line drug of choice for type 2 diabetes from Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Metforminalso marketed as:
Diabex, Diaformin, Fortamet, Glucophage, Riomet.