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METITAL 250 MG/600 MG TABLET

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Composition for METITAL

Metformin(250 mg),Myo Inositol(600 mg)

food interaction for METITAL

alcohol interaction for METITAL

pregnancy interaction for METITAL

lactation interaction for METITAL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for METITAL

Metformin(250 mg)

Uses

Metformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

How it works

Metformin 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
Myo Inositol(600 mg)

Uses

Myo Inositol is used in nutritional defeciencies.

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

Common Dosage for METITAL 250 MG/600 MG TABLET

Patients taking METITAL 250 MG/600 MG TABLET

  • 60%
    Twice A Day
  • 23%
    Thrice A Day
  • 17%
    Once A Day

SUBSTITUTES for METITAL

No substitutes found

Expert advice for METITAL

  • 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 METITAL

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.

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

Q.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

Q.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

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

Q.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

Q.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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 June, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)