Metformin is used with a proper diet and exercise program and possibly with other medications to control high blood sugar. It is used in patients with type 2diabetes.
Metformin is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. Metformin is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metformin is sometimes used together with insulin or other medications, but it is not for treating type 1 diabetes.