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Get Metformin online.

High blood sugar? See a doctor on Maple and get Metformin online. You can get your medication prescribed in minutes and delivered straight to your door from your phone, tablet, or computer.

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How to get Metformin online in Canada with Maple.

First, choose your symptoms

Controlling high blood sugar can be difficult in patients with type 2 diabetes. Metformin is used to control high blood sugar in combination with a healthy diet and exercise program. 

Consultations start at $49 per visit and include a prescription for Metformin if you and the doctor determine it’s suitable for you.

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Next, you'll hear from the doctor

Once you’ve entered your symptoms, a doctor will review your case. You’ll be speaking directly with the doctor over chat or video — whichever you feel more comfortable with.

If they’re able to help, your visit will start; if they can’t help, you’ll be notified before your consultation begins and you won’t be charged. You’re only charged if you speak with a Maple doctor.

Get your medication

You'll get a prescription right on Maple, so you can send it to any pharmacy for pickup, or you can have it shipped with free delivery.

Note: Maple is not a pharmaceutical manufacturer, nor are we an online pharmacy. This means you'll need to buy the medication from the pharmacy itself once you have your prescription.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Metformin and how does it work?

Metformin is used in patients with type 2 diabetes in order to control high blood sugar levels. It works by helping to restore the proper response to insulin our bodies naturally produce. 

It is a type of medicine known as a biguanide and it works to lower the amount of sugar in the blood of people with diabetes by lowering the amount of sugar produced in the liver, and also increasing the sensitivity of cells to insulin.

What are the uses for Metformin?

Metformin is a form of medication used to regulate and maintain blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. It also helps those with diabetes prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. 

Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke. It also decreases the amount of sugar that your liver makes and that your stomach/intestines absorb.

How do you use Metformin?

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually 1-3 times a day with meals. Also make sure to drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor. 

Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it and remember to use it at the same time each day.

What are the side effects and risks of Metformin?

You should always speak with a doctor to make sure that Metformin is right for you. Possible side effects include:  

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Diarrhea 
  • Weakness
  • Metallic taste in the mouth

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: lactic acidosis which often looks like unusual tiredness, dizziness, severe drowsiness, chills, blue/cold skin, muscle pain, fast/difficult breathing, slow/irregular heartbeat, or stomach pain  

Who should not take Metformin?

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history. Older patients taking Metformin may be at greater risk for lactic acidosis and low blood sugar levels. Those with a history of severe kidney disease or heart failure should not take Metformin. 

Only take this medication as needed during pregnancy. Metformin can cause changes in the menstrual cycle by promoting ovulation and increasing the risk of becoming pregnant. Speak to a doctor if you are using Metformin and are planning to become pregnant. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about the use of reliable birth control while using this medication.

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Get Metformin online with Maple.

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