metformin Tablets 500 mg, 850 mg, 1000 mg

Dossier type
EU CTD
Dossier status
Ready to file
Country of origin
European Union
GMP approvals
EU GMP
Manufacturer #33566

Metformin manufacturers

What is Metformin?

Metformin is a prescription medication used to manage type 2 diabetes. The product belongs to a class of drugs called biguanides, which work by decreasing the amount of glucose produced by the liver and improving the body's response to insulin. This hormone helps regulate blood sugar levels.

Metformin is currently the first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes and is administered to at least 120 million individuals globally. Metformin is classified as an antihyperglycemic medicine since it decreases blood glucose levels without causing hypoglycemia in people with type 2 diabetes. 

Another well-known advantage of this drug is that it helps you lose weight. Metformin is the medicine of choice for patients with type 2 diabetes who are fat.

Metformin is typically used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise. It is usually taken orally, either as an immediate or extended-release tablet, once or twice daily with meals.

In addition to its primary use in managing diabetes, Metformin has also been found to have potential benefits in the treatment of other conditions, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and gestational diabetes.

Metformin versus Metformin hydrochloride

Metformin and Metformin hydrochloride refer to the same medication. Metformin is the active ingredient in the pharmaceutical, and it is commonly sold as Metformin hydrochloride. The "hydrochloride" refers to the chemical salt form of the drug, which makes it more stable and easier to absorb in the body. So, when you see Metformin hydrochloride listed on a medication label, it is the same as Metformin.

Metformin forms and dosage

Metformin is available in several different forms and dosages. Here are some of the most common forms and dosages of Metformin:

  1. Immediate-release tablets: These tablets release the medication into the bloodstream quickly. They are available in the following dosages: 500 mg, 850 mg, and 1000 mg.
  2. Extended-release tablets: These tablets slowly release the medication into the bloodstream. They are available in the following dosages: 500 mg, 750 mg, and 1000 mg.
  3. Liquid solution: Metformin is also available as a liquid solution that can be taken orally. It is typically available in a concentration of 500 mg/5 ml.

The dosage of Metformin will depend on several factors, such as the patient's age, weight, and medical history. Generally, the starting dose for immediate-release tablets is 500 mg once or twice a day, while the starting dose for extended-release tablets is 500 mg once daily. The maximum recommended daily dose for both forms is 2500 mg per day.

Metformin patent information

Metformin is a generic medication that has been available for many years, and its patent has already expired. As such, it is widely manufactured by various pharmaceutical companies around the world and is available under a variety of brand names as well as generic formulations.

The original patent for Metformin expired many years ago, in 2002, and since then, several pharmaceutical companies have produced their versions of the drug. As a result, many different manufacturers and brands of Metformin are now available on the market.

Metformin wholesale price

Based on wholesalers' information in Europe, the prices of Metformin tablets are the following:

Metformin manufacturers and brands

Metformin is a widely available generic medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. Various pharmaceutical companies worldwide manufacture it, and as a result, many different brands and generic formulations of Metformin are available on the market. Some of the most commonly known brands of Metformin include:

Connecting to Metformin manufacturers and suppliers

Pipelinepharma is a B2B pharmaceutical marketplace that connects buyers and sellers of pharmaceutical products, including Metformin. Here's how Pipelinepharma can help you connect with Metformin manufacturers and suppliers. The Pipelinepharma platform allows you to search for Metformin by name, strength, dosage form or country of 

Pipelinepharma enables you to contact suppliers directly through the platform. You can request quotes, ask questions about products, and initiate deals with suppliers.

More than 500 Metformin products are in the Pipelinepharma marketplace, listed under the Generics category. There are products with EU GMP approvals and several ready-to-file EU CTD dossiers.