Formin PG 1 Forte Tablet


Overview

Uses of Formin PG Tablet

Formin PG 1 Forte Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Formin PG Tablet side effects

Common
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level)
  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Weight gain
  • Blurred vision
  • Bone fracture
  • Respiratory tract infection

How to use Formin PG 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. Formin PG 1 Forte Tablet is to be taken with food.
Formin PG 1 Forte Tablet may cause stomach upset if taken empty stomach.

How Formin PG Tablet works

Formin PG 1 Forte Tablet is a combination of three antidiabetic medicines: Glimepiride, Metformin and Pioglitazone. They work by different mechanisms to provide better control of blood sugar when single or dual therapy is not effective. Glimepiride is a sulfonylurea which works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose. Metformin is a biguanide. It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin. Pioglitazone is a thiazolidinedione which further increases insulin sensitivity.

Formin PG Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking pioglitazone with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Formin PG 1 Forte Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Formin PG 1 Forte Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Monitor the breastfed baby’s blood sugar during treatment with Formin PG 1 Forte Tablet
Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Formin PG 1 Forte Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Formin PG 1 Forte Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Formin PG 1 Forte Tablet is, however, not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Formin PG 1 Forte Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Formin PG 1 Forte Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Formin PG 1 Forte Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • Formin PG 1 Forte Tablet is a combination of three medicines that provides better blood sugar control than either medicine alone.
  • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Formin PG 1 Forte Tablet.
  • Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine. 
  • 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Formin PG

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Dear sir I was using tripride forte 2 but the same has been banned so for diz any substitute that can be taken
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
as I am seeing ur age and condition, why dont u enroll for sugar clinic from apollothere they can guide u better, we need few test to prescribe u better medicneFor prevention of foot ulceration, the panel advises adequate glycemic control, periodic foot inspection, and patient and family education. For high-risk patients, including those with significant neuropathy, foot deformities, or previous amputation, custom therapeutic footwear is recommended. Patients with diabetes should have their feet examined at every visitSr Creat, BUN, Urine routine for Protein, Blod sugar fasting And PP, HBA1c, AST, ALT, cholestrol , Opthalmic examination of eye, AG ratio and BPbut u still want just substitution than FORMIN PG-2 FORTE TABLETbut i will suggest to visit near by apollo sugar clinic or come to kormangala apollo sugar i will be thereFor prevention of foot ulceration, the panel advises adequate glycemic control, periodic foot inspection, and patient and family education. For high-risk patients, including those with significant neuropathy, foot deformities, or previous amputation, custom therapeutic footwear is recommended. Patients with diabetes should have their feet examined at every visitHere is a list of 13 such wondrous foods that, if eaten consistently, will ward off diabetes - 1. Sweet potatoes: Unlike regular potatoes, sweet potatoes are rich in fiber and Vitamin A along with a low Glycemic index. 2. Tomatoes: Tomatoes offset diabetes with its nutrients like Vitamin C, E, and iron. They can be eaten raw as well as cooked. 3. Fish: Consume fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and halibut etc that are rich in omega 3 fatty acids. Cook them in a simple way rather than deep-frying. 4. Apples: Apples are full of fiber and low in calories. Thus, they are able to effectively fight bad cholesterol and diabetes. It is best to eat them with their skin. 5. Avocado: This fruit comes packed with monounsaturated fats and balances blood sugar level. It also contains good fat that is capable of reversing insulin resistance. 6. Berries: Almost all kinds of berries are rich in antioxidants and fiber. They boost the production of insulin and lower down blood sugar. 7. Broccoli: Broccoli contains chromium that stabilizes levels of blood sugar. 8. Carrots: Carrots are extremely rich in beta-carotene that is known to lower the chances of diabetes. 9. Flaxseed: These are rich in fiber, protein, magnesium and good fats. They are known to helps cells in absorbing insulin. 10. Yogurt and Skim Milk: These dairy products are rich in calcium and protein for fighting against insulin resistance that leads to diabetes. 11. Oatmeal: Oatmeal comes loaded with soluble fiber that helps in delayed conversion of consumed carbohydrate into blood sugar. 12. Almonds: Regular intake of 4-5 almonds daily reduces the risk of diabetes as well as cardiovascular disease. 13. Garlic: Garlic is known to elevate the insulin level in the blood. It is rich in Allicin and vitamin B thiamine that activates pancreas for the production of insulin.
High cholesterol and lipid. Also type 2 diabetes under control. Vegetarian. Pls advise on dite
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Sexologist
Per day calorie intake should be between 1,500-1,800 calories with a proportion of 60:20:20 between carbohydrates, fats and proteins, respectively, take Healthy fats from raw nuts, olive oil, fish oils, flax seeds etc, fresh Fruits and vegetables,whole grains, legumes and other high-fibre diet, avoid refined carbohydrate diet,if u eat non veg u can take fish, poultry egg white, pulses whereas avoid red meat, avoid saturated fats like ghee, butter, avoid sweet foods, take small but frequent meals, supplements containing omega 3 fatty acids like Multivite fm omega capsule Quit smoking, avoid too much alcohol intake, find ways to reduce stress like meditation, yoga, etc. Moderate exercise daily like a brisk walk for 1 km. hope it helps
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FAQs

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Formin PG?
No, it is not safe to drink alcohol while using Formin PG. Drinking alcohol may lower your blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). Also, it can increase the chances of lactic acidosis.
Q. What should I inform the doctor before taking Formin PG?
Before taking Formin PG inform your doctor if you have congestive heart failure, kidney problems, liver problems, swelling of the back of the eye. Inform the doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or a premenopausal woman. Let the doctor know if you are taking any prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Q. Can the use of Formin PG lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency?
Yes, the use of Formin PG can cause vitamin B12 deficiency as it contains metformin in it. On long-term use, it interferes with absorption of vitamin B12 in the stomach.
Q. Can the use of Formin PG cause hypoglycemia?
Yes, the use of Formin PG can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level). Symptoms of hypoglycemia include nausea, headache, irritability, hunger, sweating, dizziness, fast heart rate and feeling anxious or shaky. It happens more often if you miss or delay your meal, drink alcohol, over-exercise or take other antidiabetic medicine along with it. So, regular monitoring of blood sugar level is important. Always carry some sugary item like a candy or chocolate with you.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Formin PG?
Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 19th Jun 2018.
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