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Gluformin I 1gm Tablet PR

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Overview

Introduction of Gluformin I Tablet PR

Gluformin I 1gm Tablet PR is a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps control blood sugar levels and thus prevent serious complications of diabetes. It is also used to treat a menstrual period-related disorder known as Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women.

Gluformin I 1gm Tablet PR is best taken with food to avoid nausea and abdominal pain. You should take it regularly, at the same time each day, to get the most benefit and you should not stop unless your doctor recommends it. It is important to stay on the diet and exercise programme recommended by your doctor while taking this medicine. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, taste change, diarrhea, abdominal pain and loss of appetite. Some people may develop hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when this medicine is taken along with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or upon skipping a meal. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly while taking it.

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any kidney, liver or heart problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor will check your kidney function tests before starting treatment with it. Avoid excessive alcohol intake while taking it as this may increase the risk of developing some side effects.

Uses of Gluformin I Tablet PR

Gluformin I Tablet PR side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Taste change
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite

How to use Gluformin I Tablet PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Gluformin I 1gm Tablet PR is to be taken with food.

How Gluformin I Tablet PR works

Gluformin I 1gm Tablet PR 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.

Gluformin I Tablet PR related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Gluformin I 1gm Tablet PR
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gluformin I 1gm Tablet PR is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gluformin I 1gm Tablet PR is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Gluformin I 1gm Tablet PR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gluformin I 1gm Tablet PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Gluformin I 1gm Tablet PR 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
Gluformin I 1gm Tablet PR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Gluformin I 1gm Tablet PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Gluformin I 1gm Tablet PR is generally started with low dose in patients with mild to moderate liver disease and its use is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Gluformin I Tablet PR?

If you miss a dose of Gluformin I 1gm Tablet PR, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Gluformin I 1gm Tablet PR to control the blood sugar level and reduce the risk of diabetic complications such as heart  attacks.
  • Chances of weight gain and low blood sugar are lesser as compared to other diabetes medicines. 
  • 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.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any deep or rapid breathing, persistent nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain as Gluformin I 1gm Tablet PR may cause a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis, which is an excess of lactic acid in the blood.
  • 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.
  • Your doctor will monitor your blood sugar levels and kidney functions regularly while taking this medication.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Gluformin I with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Gluformin I

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I have type 2 diabetes since 2 years. Since 6 months, my sugar level remains between 130-150. I take doctor prescribed Gluconorm tablet twice a day. Is it enough?
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
I think you should follow diabatic diet chart which will help you to your sugar level in normal limit with tab. gluconorm
I have type-2 Diabetes taking trivolib1 And glisen mf 1 Two times a day.before meal.but.my sugar not controlled my.fbs sugar-236 And pp2bs.is 356 Pl,advisr what to do
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathologist
Hi I suggest you should consult your diabetologist or general practitinoer He will see all your previous records and review your treatment
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FAQs

Q. What does Gluformin I do exactly?

People with type 2 diabetes are not able to make enough insulin or respond normally to the insulin made by their bodies. When this happens, the concentration of sugar/glucose increases in the blood. Gluformin I acts in several ways to reduce the increased levels of sugar in blood. Gluformin I decreases the glucose production from the liver, decreases absorption of glucose from the intestine after taking food, and improves the sensitivity of the body organs and muscles to insulin. This helps improve the uptake of glucose from the blood. It helps your body respond better to the insulin it makes naturally.

Q. Does Gluformin I cause weight loss?

Yes, Gluformin I has been shown to reduce weight in people who are sensitive or resistant to insulin, overweight, or obese. The use of Gluformin I may cause modest weight loss in overweight and obese individuals who are at risk for diabetes. But, do not start taking this medicine for weight loss.

Q. What are the benefits of taking Gluformin I?

Gluformin I is one of the first medicines that is given to patients with high blood sugar levels. It helps control the blood sugar. It promotes the body’s response to the insulin made by the pancreas, decreases the amount of sugar made by the liver, and decreases the amount of sugar absorbed by the intestines. Unlike other oral antidiabetic medicines, Gluformin I when taken alone rarely cause low blood sugar as it prevents the pancreas from secreting more insulin. In addition to being a great blood sugar lowering medicine, it also helps control weight gain.

Q. Can Gluformin I make you sleepy?

Gluformin I usually does not cause sleepiness and is well tolerated. However, the use of Gluformin I may rarely cause sleep disorders and insomnia. Sleepiness may be due to a very serious side effect called lactic acidosis, particularly if your kidneys are not working properly. Therefore, you must immediately contact your doctor if you feel sleepy or tired while taking Gluformin I.

Q. How to take Gluformin I?

Take Gluformin I with or after a meal. Do not crush or chew the tablets and swallow it with a glass of water. If your doctor has prescribed one tablet a day, take it in the morning with breakfast. If two tablets a day, then take one in the morning and other in evening with dinner. If you take three doses a day, apart from morning and evening take it with lunch. Taking Gluformin I with meals will reduce its digestive problems like indigestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, bellyache and loss of appetite.

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