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Having a visit does not guarantee a medication will be ordered or refilled. It is clinicians’ professional decision. It is prohibited by law to prescribe or refill controlled substances via virtual visits. Your provider may recommend follow-up care, including additional services that may not be included in visit price.

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Metformin is a medication that falls under the biguanides class of drugs and carries the formula C4H11N5. It was discovered just over a century ago but was not used in the United States until 1995. Fast-forward to the current day and it is the 4th most-prescribed medicine in America and included in the WHO’s List of Essential Medicines.

The medicine is taken orally via tablets, liquids, or extended-release tablets. It is designed to manage the amount of glucose in the patient’s blood, which can subsequently have a huge impact on a range of ongoing health issues that are linked to blood sugar levels – not least the direct and indirect influence of diabetes.

Metformin is a medication that can be taken by children as well as adults. As the world’s most commonly prescribed diabetic medicine, metformin is used by millions of people daily and is considered very safe when administered in the correct way.

What is Metformin Prescribed For?

Metformin is prescribed to treat Type 2 diabetes but is not used to manage Type 1 diabetes. It can subsequently help remove the threat of complications linked to this type of diabetes, including heart disease, stroke, eye health conditions, and kidney failure. In addition to being used for managing diabetes, metformin is also commonly used to help people in the high-risk category avoid becoming diabetic.

The medication can also form part of a holistic approach that includes lifestyle changes and new dietary habits. Most people who are prescribed metformin will need to take it for life, although dosage levels may change over time.

How Does Metformin Work?

Metformin works by reducing the volume of glucose that is absorbed from food while simultaneously decreasing the amount of liver-produced glucose. Furthermore, it heightens the response to insulin to help control blood sugar levels. Diabetics have a reduced insulin response but metformin restores it to a normal level that can help prevent spikes throughout the day.

It is often taken with meals and used 1-2 times per day. When starting a course of metformin tablets, blood sugar levels should begin to show an impact after 48 hours, although it can take 5 days for the results to reach a point where the levels and dosage can be reviewed.

What Are The Side Effects of Metformin?

Metformin regularly causes side effects as the body acclimatizes to new blood sugar levels. However, they will usually subside once the body has gotten used to the right dosage. Some of the side effects that may be experienced shortly after taking a metformin tablet include;

  • Diarrhea or constipation,
  • Heartburn,
  • Headaches,
  • Muscle pains,
  • Metallic taste in the mouth.

Chest pains and rashes could be potentially serious side effects, which is why they should be reported to a doctor if they occur. Side effects may show when taking the initial dose or after increasing it.

Frequently Asked Questions About Metformin

How to Take Metformin?

Metformin is a medicine that should be taken orally. When taking tablets, they should be swallowed whole and taken at mealtimes. Liquid and standard tablets are usually taken 2=3 times daily while extended-release tablets are once daily. The pharmacy will add any further instructions to the packaging.

What to Avoid While Taking Metformin?

You must avoid taking the tablet in an infrequent or irregular pattern. Even if you feel well. The medicine is needed to keep blood sugar levels regulated. You should also avoid taking the metformin tablets or liquid alongside other medications unless you have consulted a doctor. Otherwise, the interactions could influence the effects.

Do You Need a Prescription to Get Metformin?

Yes, you need a prescription to obtain Metformin. It is not available over-the-counter and should only be taken under the supervision of a healthcare provider. Metformin is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes and it is important for your doctor to monitor its use and effectiveness in managing your condition.

Can You Get a Metformin Prescription Online From DrHouse?

Yes, you can get a Metformin prescription online from DrHouse if deemed appropriate by our doctors. During a video consultation with one of our licensed physicians, they will evaluate your medical history and current health condition to determine if Metformin is the right medication for you.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, you can get a new prescription or refill an existing one online through DrHouse. You just need to start a consultation with one of our licensed providers and they will be able to assess your needs and provide you with a prescription if necessary.

    Please note that the final decision always rests with the doctor based on their professional judgment and your health needs.

  • There are certain medications that cannot be prescribed online by DrHouse physicians due to safety reasons. These include controlled substances, such as opioids and other narcotics, as well as drugs with a high potential for abuse or dependence. DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

  • With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current Rx is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:

    • Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device.
    • Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
    • Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
    • Discuss your medical needs and concerns with one of our physicians.
    • A doctor will review your medical history, symptoms, and current medications (if any) to determine if an online prescription is appropriate for you.
    • If a physician approves, they will electronically send a new prescription or refill request to the pharmacy of your choice.
    • Pick up your medication from the pharmacy.

    DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.

    For more information about how our telehealth platform works visit our “How DrHouse Works” page.

  • During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.

    The consultation will consist of a video call where a physician will assess your medical history and ask you questions about your symptoms and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that a physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.

    You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.

    Once a physician has assessed your needs, they will determine if and what type of prescription is appropriate for you. If a new prescription or refill is approved, a doctor will send it electronically to your chosen pharmacy.

  • With our on-demand telehealth service, you have the opportunity to see the first available doctor in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. However, the exact consult time will depend on the complexity of your case and the thoroughness required by the healthcare provider to make an informed decision.

  • Absolutely, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and privacy.

    All our providers are highly qualified US-based physicians and often affiliated with major hospitals. They are board-certified and from the top U.S. medical schools with an average of 20 years of experience.

    We strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations, ensuring your personal and medical information is kept secure and confidential. Also, we comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to telehealth and the prescribing of medications.

    Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that your safety and privacy are our top priorities when you use DrHouse’s services.

  • DrHouse strives to provide accessible and affordable telehealth services. DrHouse urgent care, primary care, and specialist visits are $129 or your copay. This includes everything from your initial consultation through to the prescription of your medication.

    The cost of a doctor’s visit may be covered fully by your insurance. A typical copay is around $25. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand the extent of your coverage for telehealth services.

    To learn more about how much DrHouse costs, visit our pricing page

  • Yes, DrHouse accepts most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare. The extent of coverage may vary depending on your individual plan.

  • Our physicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription without labs for any previously prescribed medication if it’s medically appropriate and is not classified as a controlled substance.

    DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

    DrHouse physicians use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.

    In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days or less. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions without labs. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year without labs.

    DrHouse physicians can refer patients to labs for longer prescription periods or refills.