Glucophage® (Metformin)
Medication prescribed for diabetics to help the body respond better to its own insulin and decrease glucose production by the liver, ultimately helping to control a patient's blood sugar level. Bristol-Myers Squibb, the manufacturer of Glucophage, recommends that:
  • Glucophage should be stopped at the time of or prior to the procedure.
  • Glucophage should then be withheld for 48 hours after the procedure.
  • Once renal function is found to be normal, Glucophage therapy can be started again.