food interaction for METITAL
alcohol interaction for METITAL
pregnancy interaction for METITAL
lactation interaction for METITAL
SALT INFORMATION for METITAL
How it works
Common side effects
How it works
Common side effects
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 METITALNo 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
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.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.