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G FORMIN FORTE 5MG/500MG TABLET

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Composition for G FORMIN

Glibenclamide(5 mg),Metformin(500 mg)

food interaction for G FORMIN

alcohol interaction for G FORMIN

pregnancy interaction for G FORMIN

lactation interaction for G FORMIN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking metformin with alcohol may cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, somnolence, abdominal upset, or other unusual symptoms.
UNSAFE
G formin forte 5mg/500mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for G FORMIN

Glibenclamide(5 mg)

Uses

Glibenclamide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Glibenclamide increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

Common side effects

Nausea, Anxiety, Bruise, Bleeding, Dark colored urine, Diarrhoea, Fever, Dizziness, Flatulence, Loss of appetite, Rash, Itching, Skin redness, Sore throat, Stomach pain / epigastric pain
Metformin(500 mg)

Uses

Metformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

How it works

Metformin restores body's ability to use insulin to lower blood sugar level. Also, decreases amount of glucose absorbed from food in the intestine and decreases glucose production from liver.

Common side effects

Flatulence, Muscle pain, Abdominal bloating, Chest pain, Skin rash, Flushing, Abdominal pain, Nail disorder, Diarrhoea, Headache, Indigestion, Bitter taste, Constipation, Allergic reaction, Heartburn

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Expert advice for G FORMIN

Make sure you follow all exercise and dietary recommendations made by your doctor or dietitian. Swallow the whole tablet with or immediately after breakfast or the first main meal.Take glibenclamide exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not stop taking glibenclamide without consulting your doctor. Do not take glibenclamide;
  • If you are allergic to glibenclamide or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you have type 1 diabetes mellitus or have had impaired consciousness due to severe diabetes, liver or kidney disease, or deficiency of an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD).
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Do inform your doctor if you are about to have major surgery or have had a recent injury (trauma) or develop a fever or severe infection.

Frequently asked questions for G FORMIN

Glibenclamide

Q.Is glibenclamide/Daonil/Euglucon same as glyburide?
Yes. Daonil/ Euglucon are the trade names for the active substance (generic) glibenclamide/ glyburide; thus, they all are same

Q.Is glibenclamide same as glipizide?
No. Glibenclamide and glipizide are different medicines; however, they belong to same family of drugs called sulfonylureas

Q.Why is glibenclamide avoided in the elderly?
Glibenclamide should be avoided in elderly patients because they are at high risk of getting low blood sugar (hypoglycemic event)

Q.What is glibenclamide/Daonil/ Euglucon used for?
Glibenclamide/Daonil/ Euglucon is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes

Q.Does Daonil/ glibenclamide cause weight gain/ weight loss?
Yes Daonil/ glibenclamide are known to cause weight gain but not weight loss. Always consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.

Metformin

Q.Is Metformin a birth control pill/ insulin / statin/ banned drug?
Metformin (also available as glyciphage, glycomet, glycomet SR) is an antidiabetic drug used in treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly in overweight patients, as an adjunct to the diet and exercise

Q.Is metformin safe?
Metformin is generally safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Can I take metformin forever?
Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is metformin good for weight loss / weight loss in non-diabetics?
Metformin is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly in overweight patients.

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Content on this page was last updated on 05 August, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)