This drug Metformin HCl is an oral anti-diabetic drug used for the treatment of type-2 diabetes. This drug can also be used for the treatment of type-1 diabetes (insulin dependent) as well. Metformin is the only anti-diabetic drug that has shown cardiovascular complications of diabetes. This drug can also be used with other medicines for treating diabetes.
The combination drug (Sitagliptin Phosphate and Metformin HCl) is a prescription drug that comprises of two active ingredients one is Sitagliptin Phosphate and Metformin HCl in it. They together improve the blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes. This drug is administered along with the diet and exercise and helps in lowering increased blood sugar levels of the body.
Sitagliptin is an oral medicine for diabetes. It is marketed as salt of phosphate under various brand names. It is a very effective medicine to control diabetes by controlling the sugar level. It is mostly recommended for type 2 diabetes mellitus alone or in combination with other medicines that cure diabetes. It is not recommended to treat type-1 diabetes. This drug is either sold alone or in combination with metformin or Thiazolidinediones (other anti-hyperglycemic agents).