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METCOM 1000 MG TABLET SR

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Composition for METCOM

Metformin(1000 mg)

food interaction for METCOM

alcohol interaction for METCOM

pregnancy interaction for METCOM

lactation interaction for METCOM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Metcom 1000 mg tablet sr with food.
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.
UNSAFE
Metcom 1000 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Metcom 1000 mg tablet sr is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for METCOM

Metformin(1000 mg)

Uses

Metcom 1000 mg tablet sr is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

How it works

Metcom 1000 mg tablet sr restores body's ability to use insulin to lower blood sugar level. Also, decreases amount of glucose absorbed from food in the intestine and decreases glucose production from liver.

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

Common Dosage for METCOM 1000 MG TABLET SR

Patients taking METCOM 1000 MG TABLET SR

  • 57%
    Once A Day
  • 43%
    Twice A Day

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Expert advice for METCOM

  • 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 METCOM

Metformin

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 11 November, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)