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Label Changes for:

Fortamet (metformin hydrochloride) Extended-Release Tablets

July 2008

Changes have been made to the PRECAUTIONS sections of the safety label.

Detailed View: Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) -- July 2008


The detailed view includes drug products with safety labeling changes to the BOXED WARNING, CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS, PRECAUTIONS, ADVERSE REACTIONS, or PATIENT PACKAGE INSERT/MEDICATION GUIDE sections. Deletions or editorial revisions made to these sections are not included in this summary.

Summary View

Sections Modified


  • General
  • Microvascular Outcomes
    • There have been no clinical studies establishing conclusive evidence of macrovascular risk reduction with Fortamet or any other anti-diabetic drug.