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What is Riomet?

Riomet® (metformin hydrochloride oral solution) is the first and only liquid metformin. In adjunct with diet and exercise, Riomet®is an effective oral drug that helps in improving blood sugar levels of Type 2 diabetes patients.

Each 5-mL of Riomet is equivalent to the 500 mg tablet form of metformin. The solution contains no alcohol, dyes or sugars. The liquid choice offers accurate dosing and allows for titration of the medication.



Important Safety Information about RIOMET®

RIOMET as monotherapy, is indicated, as an adjunct to diet and exercise, to improve glycemic control in patients 10 years of age and older with type 2 diabetes. RIOMET may be used concomitantly with a sulfonylurea or insulin to improve glycemic control in adults (17 years of age and older).

RIOMET is contraindicated in patients with renal disease or dysfunction, acute or chronic metabolic acidosis, including diabetic ketoacidosis or known hypersensitivity to Metformin hydrochloride.

RIOMET treatment should not be initiated in patients >= 80 years of age unless measurement of creatinine clearance demonstrates that renal function is not reduced, as these patients are more susceptible to developing lactic acidosis. In addition, RIOMET should be promptly withheld in the presence of any condition associated with hypoxemia, dehydration, or sepsis.

Temporarily discontinue in patients receiving intravascular iodinated contrast materials for radiologic studies. Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal bloating, anorexia, or flatulence may occur, especially during initiation of therapy.

Not recommended for pediatric patients (under 10 years of age) or pregnant women.

Hypoglycemia does not occur in patients receiving RIOMET alone under usual circumstances of use. Hypoglycemia could occur when caloric intake is deficient, when strenuous exercise is not compensated by caloric supplementation, or during concomitant use with other glucose-lowering agents (such as sulfonylureas and insulin) or ethanol.

Please see full Prescribing Information, including boxed WARNING regarding lactic acidosis

Please consult with your healthcare professional to see if RIOMET is right for you. The content of this Web site is not a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be interpreted as treatment recommendations or relied on for medical diagnosis or treatment.