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Diabetic meds question

Old Sep 21st 2015, 9:21 pm
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Hi all,

A question for all you diabetics and medical staff out there.
A friend of mine is heading to KSA shortly, he is diabetic, type one and uses 'Metformin' 500mg tablets to keep it under control.
Are these exact brand of tablets available, or if not, anyone know the KSA equivalent? I know the same tablets come under many brand names.


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Old Sep 21st 2015, 11:20 pm
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I used Metformin a few years ago and they were available in Pharmacies in KSA. No need for a prescription, unless things have changed. There are lots of diabetics in KSA.
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Old Sep 29th 2015, 9:11 pm
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Originally Posted by david999 View Post
Hi all,

A question for all you diabetics and medical staff out there.
A friend of mine is heading to KSA shortly, he is diabetic, type one and uses 'Metformin' 500mg tablets to keep it under control.
Are these exact brand of tablets available, or if not, anyone know the KSA equivalent? I know the same tablets come under many brand names.


Kind Regards
DS
I have recently returned to the UK from Riyadh and was easily buying metformin 750mg over the counter for the past 12 months. Not sure about 500mg. Came under the name of Glucophage.
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