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Hilmet 500 mg Tablet SR


Overview

Uses of Hilmet Tablet SR

Hilmet 500 mg 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.

Hilmet Tablet SR side effects

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

How to use Hilmet Tablet SR

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. Hilmet 500 mg Tablet SR is to be taken with food.

How Hilmet Tablet SR works

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.

Hilmet Tablet SR related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking metformin with alcohol can cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, sleepiness, stomach upset, or other unusual symptoms.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Hilmet 500 mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Hilmet 500 mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Hilmet 500 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Hilmet 500 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Hilmet 500 mg Tablet SR 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
Hilmet 500 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Hilmet 500 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Hilmet 500 mg Tablet SR 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 Hilmet Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of Hilmet 500 mg Tablet SR, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Hilmet 500 mg Tablet SR
₹1.82/Tablet SR
₹2/Tablet SR
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Glyciphage SR 500mg Tablet
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Obimet SR 500mg Tablet
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Interaction with Drugs

Taking Hilmet with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Acigo, Rin, Ranis
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zencort-M, Welone, Rigapred
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Nudiglue-C
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Brand(s): Kopram, Ecit, Escnx
SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycool, Proparise
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Digeplex T
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Hilmet

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I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in January and I m taking medicine. Now it's under control. Can you suggest me a meal plan that I can go for to control my weight and diabetes. Thank you
Dr. Shikha Mishra
Dietician
eat 6-7 meals per day, which consist fruits, nuts, buttermilk,egg, homecooked food. Drink 3-4 litters of water.Be active whole day for personalized diet chart write to me on shikhamishra.nutrition@gmail.com do minimum 45 min exercise everyday like yoga, cardio or weights
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
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FAQs

Q. Does Hilmet clear acne?

Hilmet is not indicated specifically to clear acne. However, in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), it helps clear acne along with other problems like facial hair, abdominal obesity, and irregular menstruation.

Q. Can I take Hilmet forever?

Hilmet is generally a safe and well-tolerated drug even on long-term use. However, it should be used for the duration prescribed by your doctor.

Q. Does Hilmet cause weight gain?

No, weight gain has not been reported with Hilmet. Rather, it helps in decreasing weight especially in abdominal fat patients of type 2 diabetes mellitus. In women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), it helps in losing weight along with relieving other problems like facial hair, acne, and irregular menstruation.

Q. Can the use of Hilmet cause vitamin B12 deficiency?

Yes, long-term use of Hilmet can cause vitamin B12 deficiency. long-term use interferes with the absorption of vitamin B12 in the stomach. If untreated, it may cause anemia and nerve problems and the patient can have tingling sensation and numbness in hands and feet, weakness, urinary problems, change in mental status and difficulty in making balance (ataxia). To avoid these problems, doctors usually suggest an intake of vitamin B12 from outside at least once every year.

Q. Is Hilmet helpful in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?

Yes. Hilmet is used off-label in the treatment of PCOS. It may be used along with other medicines to induce ovulation and regularize menstrual cycles.

Q. How does Hilmet help in weight loss?

Hilmet helps in weight loss by decreasing the hunger (appetite), and hence, the food intake. It makes the insulin already available in your body to work more effectively. This leads to a decrease in glucose production, increase the glucose use and decrease the fat deposits which further helps to lower the body weight.

Q. Does Hilmet cause bloating?

Yes, the use of Hilmet can cause bloating. To minimize this side effect, it is advised to take it after your meals.

Q. Is Hilmet useful in the treatment of infertility?

Hilmet is prescribed to improve the insulin resistance in the body. Proper insulin resistance regulates ovulation, maintains proper androgen levels in the body, and improves menstrual regularity. This increases the pregnancy rates and outcomes and indirectly treats the infertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Q. Is Hilmet useful in the treatment of prediabetes?

Hilmet is seen to be useful in the management of prediabetes, a condition with blood glucose levels higher than normal but not high enough to label you as diabetic. Hilmet makes the insulin already available in your body to work more effectively, decreases glucose production by liver and increases use of glucose by the muscles and lowers body weight. However, lifestyle modifications like a change in diet and exercise should be tried first as they are seen to be more effective than Hilmet.

Q. Does Hilmet cause blurry vision?

Hilmet is not known to cause blurred vision. Change in vision in a patient with diabetes could be due to multiple reasons. Please consult your doctor if blurred vision occurs.

Q. Does Hilmet use leads to anemia?

Hilmet may decrease the levels of vitamin B12 on long term use which may rarely cause a type of anemia in which blood cells are larger than normal (megaloblastic anemia). You may need to take foods rich in vitamin B12 like eggs, dairy products, and meat or a supplement from outside.

Q. How beneficial is it to take Hilmet with linagliptin?

Both Hilmet and linagliptin are anti-diabetic drugs and can be used together. Their fixed dose combinations are also available and commonly advised once Hilmet is unable to control blood sugar levels even after giving the maximum tolerated dose. As they work by different mechanisms, they help in better control of blood sugar levels compared to either drug taken alone.
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