What pill has a z 71 on it?

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An oval white pill with the imprint z 71 on the front is 1000mg of Metformin (made by Zydus Pharmaceuticals).

Metformin is a non-sulfonylurea that is used to treat type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance syndrome, female infertility, and polycystic ovary syndrome.

This drug is sold under brand names such as:

  • • Fortamet
  • • Glucophage
  • • Glucophage XR
  • • Glumetza
  • • Riomet

There is a low risk of abuse with this drug.

This prescription-only medication is not proven to be a risk to an unborn fetus, but should be used only under a doctor's supervision.

The American Diabetes Association offers Food Tips for People With Diabetes, the Mayo Clinic provides Diabetes prevention: 5 tips for taking control, and Diabetic Living offers 13 Diabetes Tips to Improve Blood Sugar Control.

In hopeful health news, MedicalResearch.com is reporting that Metformin May Be Protective Against Cancer.

Updated on Wednesday, October 29 2014 at 02:01AM EDT