Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Long Island, New York, USA:

We perform intravenous pyelograms in our x-ray office and usually restrict patients who are taking metformin from continuing their medication until they can establish their kidney function. We quiz the patients about which diabetes medication they take and know all the brand names for metformin but other than Glucophage we are having trouble finding which medications contain it. Could you provide a list of medications that contain metformin as a part of their mixture?


As far as I am aware, there are two now with a third one soon available: Glucophage, Glucovance, and recently approved (but not yet commercially available) Avandamet.


Additional comments from Barb Schreiner, diabetes nurse specialist:

I only know of Glucovance and Avandamet.


Additional comments from Dr. Stuart Brink:

Go to the PDR either in book form or to, and you can locate such a list quite easily.


[Editor's comment: See Combination Pills for Diabetes at the Diabetes Monitor. SS]

Original posting 26 Jan 2003
Posted to Pills for Diabetes


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:42
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.