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Metabose 1000mg/0.3mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Metabose 1000mg/0.3mg Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is a combination of two medicines that effectively control blood sugar levels, when a single medication is not effective. When used along with a proper diet and regular exercise, this medicine helps to prevent the long-term complications of diabetes mellitus. It may cause nausea and stomach pain as a side effect, which generally improve with time.

Uses of Metabose Tablet ER

Metabose Tablet ER side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Loss of appetite
  • Flatulence
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rash

How to use Metabose Tablet ER

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. Metabose 1000mg/0.3mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Metabose 1000mg/0.3mg Tablet may cause stomach upset if taken on empty stomach.

How Metabose Tablet ER works

Metabose 1000mg/0.3mg Tablet is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Metformin and voglibose. Metformin lowers the production and absorption of sugar in your body and allows better use of existing insulin. Voglibose inhibits the intestinal enzymes that cause breakdown of complex sugars into simple sugars such as glucose. This prevents blood glucose from rising very high after meals.

Metabose Tablet ER related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Metabose 1000mg/0.3mg Tablet Taking Voglibose with alcohol reduce the blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Metabose 1000mg/0.3mg Tablet 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
Metabose 1000mg/0.3mg Tablet 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
Metabose 1000mg/0.3mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Metabose 1000mg/0.3mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Metabose 1000mg/0.3mg 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
Metabose 1000mg/0.3mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Metabose 1000mg/0.3mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Metabose 1000mg/0.3mg 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
  • It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal. 
  • Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemia symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxious feeling.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while taking this medicine.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any deep or rapid breathing, persistent nausea, vomiting or stomach pain as Metabose 1000mg/0.3mg Tablet may cause a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis, which is an excess of lactic acid in the blood.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Metabose

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Sir/madam Diabetes type--Type-2 Diabetes Im taking 1 tablet in morning after TIFFIN. Tablet--GLYCOMET-GP2 FORTE. This 1 tablet sufficient as my Diabetes checkup results.& My liver Mildly enlarged this is my problem so pls expalin only 1 Tablet wii effect on any parts of my body Pls ExplainFBS-170 PPBS-190
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Need to examine and priscribe medicine for you.Without examine , can't priscribe any medicine in your case.so plz consult doctor near by or can visit our clinic
I have type 2 diabetes. Can I use IME-9 tablets.if yes. Tell me the dosage and when
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
yes you can usehttps://www.1mg.com/otc/ime-9-tablet-otc3286611-1 Tablet after lunch & dinner,take this medicine along with your treatment
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References
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