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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.
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Metformin is an antidiabetic medicine that helps to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

How it works

Metformin belongs to class of medications called antidiabetics.It decreases the amount of glucose absorbed from the food and the amount ofglucose made by liver. Metformin also increases the body's response to insulin(a natural substance that controls the amount of glucose in the blood).

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
L-Methyl Folate(0.5mg)


How it works


Common side effects

Gastrointestinal discomfort, Bitter taste, Confusion, Altered taste, Excitement, Hyperactivity, Impaired concentration, Impaired judgment, Irritation, Loss of appetite, Sleep disorder, Flatulence, Nausea


Methylcobalamin is an active form of vitamin B12, which is used to treat anemia as well as nerve damage with numbness, tingling, pain in various neurological disorders.

How it works

Methylcobalamin plays a key role in recovery process of damaged nerve cells and also it maintainins proper function of nerve cells.

Common side effects

Gastrointestinal disturbance, Allergic skin rash
Myo Inositol(550mg)


Inositol is used to treat intermittent claudication (pain in the legs whilst walking) and Raynaud’s phenomenon (pain and pallor of fingers and toes when exposed to cold due to less/absent blood supply)

How it works

Inositol works by relaxing the blood vessels and improving blood flow to the legs, toes and fingers, thereby relieving pain.

Common side effects

Nausea, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Postural hypotension (low blood pressure), Rash, Dizziness, Flushing, Generalised swelling, Headache, Vertigo, Vomiting


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Expert advice for MET INNOVFOL

  • Take the medicine with food to avoid upset stomach.
  • Check your blood sugar regularly.
  • Do not take metformin in severe diarrhoea or vomiting, or when starting antihypertensive or diuretic therapy or therapy with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
  • This medication may cause lactic acidosis (a build-up of lactic acid in the body, which can be fatal).
  • Lactic acidosis can start slowly and get worse over time.
  • Consult your doctor immediately if you have even mild symptoms of lactic acidosis, such as:muscle pain or weakness,numb or cold  arms and legs,trouble breathing,feeling dizzy, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, slow heart rate.
  • Do not take metformin if you need to have any type of x-ray or CT scan using a dye
  • You need to get certain kidney function tests done before starting treatment  with metformin and regularly thereafter.
  • Be careful when taking this drug in combination with insulin or other oral antidiabetics, as it may lead to low  blood glucose level (hypoglycemia).

Frequently asked questions for MET INNOVFOL


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. 


Q. What is methylcobalamin/ mecobalamin/Neurokind/ Nurokind OD?
Methylcobalamin (mecobalamin/Neurokind/ Nurokind OD) is an active form of vitamin B12. It is water soluble and orally absorbed. It  is found in animal-based foods and in supplement form.

Q. Is methylcobalamin the same as cyanocobalamin?
No.Cyanocobalamin is different form of vitamin B12.

Q. What is Nurokind G, Nurokind plus, Nurokind Next, Nurokind LC, Nurokind Gold?
Nurokind G contains methylcobalmine and gabapentin. Nurokind plus contains methylcobalamin, folic acid, vitamin B1, vitamin B6 and alfa lipoic Acid. Nurokind Next contains methlcobalamin, alphalipoic acid, benfotiamine, pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, folic acid, chromium. NurokindL C contains L-carnitine, L-tartrate, methylcobalamin, folic acid. Nurokind Gold contains ginseng extract, mixed carotene 10%, niacinamide, vitamin B6, methylcobalamin, vitamin D3, refined wheat germ oil, folic acid, elemental calcium, elemental phosphorus, ferrous fumarate, zinc sulfate mono hydrate, elemental magnesium, elemental manganese, elemental copper, elemental iodine, elemental potassium.

Myo Inositol

Q.Is inositol a vitamin/ a sugar/ a sugar alcohol?
Inositol is a cyclic sugar alcohol used to treat intermittent claudication (pain in the legs whilst walking) and Raynaud’s phenomenon (pain in limbs when exposed to cold or less blood supply).

Q. Is inositol water soluble?
 It is soluble in water.

Can I take inositol with metformin/Prozac/ Paxil/ Clomid/ Celexa (citalopram)/ Seroquel/ Xanax/ Cymbalta?
Inositol doesn’t seem to produce any major interaction with the above mentioned drugs. Consult your doctor if you are taking any medications along with inositol.

Does inositol help with weight loss/ anxiety/ polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?
Inositol can help in weight loss and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) but there is no concrete evidence of its efficacy in anxiety.

Does inositol make you sleepy?
Inositol doesn’t seem to have sleep inducing potential.

Is inositol a stimulant/ source of energy/ lower testosterone/ lower cholesterol?
Inositol is not a stimulant per se but it can be a source of energy because it is sugar alcohol. There is no concrete evidence about its ability to lower cholesterol or testosterone.

Is inositol safe to take?
Inositol is naturally occurring carbohydrate in body so chances of it causing adverse effects are minimal but still it is advisable to consult doctor regarding dose and duration of taking inositol.


Content on this page was last updated on 13 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)