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Melmet 500 SR Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Melmet Tablet PR

Melmet 500 SR Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps to lower the high blood sugar levels and prevents long-term complications. This drug should be used along with a proper diet and regular exercise for best results. It should be taken with food to avoid the side effects of nausea and upset stomach.

Uses of Melmet Tablet PR

Melmet Tablet PR side effects

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

How to use Melmet Tablet PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Melmet 500 SR Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Melmet Tablet PR 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.

Melmet Tablet PR related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Melmet 500 SR Tablet. 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
Melmet 500 SR Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Melmet 500 SR Tablet 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
Melmet 500 SR Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Melmet 500 SR Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Melmet 500 SR 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
Melmet 500 SR Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Melmet 500 SR Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Melmet 500 SR Tablet 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 Melmet Tablet PR?

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

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Melmet 500 SR Tablet 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 Melmet 500 SR Tablet 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

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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. What does Melmet 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. Melmet acts in several ways to reduce the increased levels of sugar in blood. Melmet 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 Melmet cause weight loss?

Yes, Melmet has been shown to reduce weight in people who are sensitive or resistant to insulin, overweight, or obese. The use of Melmet 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 Melmet?

Melmet 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, Melmet 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 Melmet make you sleepy?

Melmet usually does not cause sleepiness and is well tolerated. However, the use of Melmet 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 Melmet.

Q. How to take Melmet?

Take Melmet 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 Melmet with meals will reduce its digestive problems like indigestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, bellyache and loss of appetite.

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