Glycomet 1000 Mg
- Manufacturer : USV Pvt Ltd
- Equivalent Brands : Glucophage
- Generic Brands : Metformin
Glucomate 1000 MG Tablet is an effective first choice medicine used to control high blood glucose levels in patients with type II diabetes. Patients are advised to maintain a strict exercise and diet regimen along with this medicine to get the best possible effect. It helps in minimizing the risk of diabetes-associated complications such as blindness, kidney damage, stroke and heart attack.
Metformin is an anti-diabetic medication (biguanide). It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying sugar (glucose) absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin.
Glycomet Tablet is used for Type 2 diabetes mellitus, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Maturity onset diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and other conditions. Glycomet Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Glycomet Tablet contains Metformin as an active ingredient.
Glycomet Tablet works by decreasing the amount of glucose and controls the amount of glucose in the blood. USV manufactures Glycomet Tablet.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Glycomet 1gm Tablet SR is to be taken with food.
Pregnancy - This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
Breast-feeding - This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.
Lactic Acidosis - This medicine may cause lactic acidosis, which may be fatal, in some patients. This risk is especially higher in patients suffering from heart diseases, kidney diseases, etc. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Kidney disease - This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of kidney disease due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Alcohol use - Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.
Type I diabetes - This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from Type I diabetes since it is not effective in treating such patients.
Vitamin B12 deficiency - This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with vitamin B12 deficiency since it may worsen the patient's condition. Appropriate vitamin B12 supplementation and dose adjustments may be required in some cases.
Metformin is the medicine of choice to lower blood sugar levels.
You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines (if prescribed) along with Glycomet.
Chances of weight gain and low blood sugar are lesser as compared to other diabetes medicines.
An upset stomach with nausea and diarrhoea may occur in the first two weeks; take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) may occur when taken along with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or on delaying/skipping a meal. Carry a sugar source with you for immediate relief.
Notify your doctor if you have a kidney disease. Your doctor may adjust your dose.
Vitamin B12 deficiency and symptoms of anemia like fatigue, pale skin, shortness of breath or headache may occur. Notify your doctor if you experience any of these as you may require supplements.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Some overdosages could lead to Lactic Acidosis which requires immediate medical intervention.
Glycomet 1gm Tablet SR is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is used in addition to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Glycomet Tablet.