Not Medical Advice
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.