Metformin is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. Metformin is for people with type 2 diabetes. Metformin is sometimes used in combination with insulin or other medications, but it is not for treating type 1 diabetes. Metformin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Fortamet is a medicine that is given to those who have a type II diabetes. This medicine with the combination of exercise and diet helps in the control of blood sugar. Fortamet is considered first when it comes to the treatment of diabetes since it does not cause hypoglycemia, and it can also be used for weight loss.