Metformin

METFORMIN HYDROCHLORIDE

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Metformin (Metformin Hydrochloride) is a diabetic drug that belongs to a class of medicines known as biguanides. It is used as a first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes, and is often prescribed to overweight patients or those who have a normal kidney function.

Brand Name : Metformin
Active Ingredients : METFORMIN HYDROCHLORIDE
Manufacturer : Apotex NZ Ltd.
Country of Origin : India
Intended Patient : Unisex
Metformin (Metformin Hydrochloride) - 500mg (1000 Tablets)
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Description


Main Use Active Ingredient Marketed Name
Treating type 2 diabetes Metformin Hydrochloride Metformin

Uses
Metformin (Metformin Hydrochloride) is a diabetic drug that belongs to a class of medicines known as biguanides. It is used as a first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes, and is often prescribed to overweight patients or those who have a normal kidney function. Treatment with this drug helps to increase the bodily response to insulin (which is important for controlling sugar levels in the blood), and it may also decrease sugar production by the liver. Another use for this drug is treating a condition known as polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Dosage and Administration
All patients must consult their doctor prior to commencing treatment with Metformin (Metformin Hydrochloride) tablets, so that the correct dosage required to treat the condition can be prescribed. In some cases, adult patient have been told to take 500mg either once or twice per day, and in other cases, patients have been told to start out with 250mg per day, so as to reduce the occurrence of gastrointestinal side effects. However, all dosage instructions given by the prescribing doctor must be strictly adhered to.

Side effects
Patients taking Metformin (Metformin Hydrochloride) may experience side effects, such as:

  • Constipation
  • Muscular pain
  • Changes in the nails
  • Digestive disturbances
  • An unusual taste in the mouth

Serious side effects will require immediate medical attention. Examples of this include a rapid increase in weight, inflammation, fever, aches affecting the body, symptoms similar to the flu and other serious side effects which are not listed here.

Precautions
In rare cases, taking this drug may result in a rare condition known as lactic acidosis. Ask your doctor about the risk of this before starting treatment.

Follow all dietary instructions provided by your doctor.

Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative of a reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.

Always use Metformin (Metformin Hydrochloride) as you have been prescribed by your doctor. Never self-medicate or change your dosage without first consulting your doctor. The correct dosage can vary depending on your health, medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated.

This medication may not be safe for all patients. Before you begin using it always disclose the following to your doctor:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you suffer from any allergies.
  • If you suffer from any other health conditions or illnesses.
  • If you are using any other medicine (including all non-prescription).
  • If you are using any supplements, vitamins, or herbal products of any kind.

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