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Metlead G Forte 1 mg/1000 mg Tablet SR

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Composition for Metlead G Forte 1 mg/1000 mg Tablet SR

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Primary uses of Metlead G Forte 1 mg/1000 mg Tablet SR

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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Metlead G Forte Tablet SR

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Uses of Metlead G Forte Tablet SR

Metlead G Forte 1 mg/1000 mg Tablet SR is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
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Metlead G Forte Tablet SR side effects

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Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Altered taste, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Stomach pain, Headache, Upper respiratory tract infection.

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How to use Metlead G Forte Tablet SR

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. Metlead G Forte 1 mg/1000 mg Tablet SR is to be taken with food.
Metlead G Forte 1 mg/1000 mg Tablet SR may cause stomach upset if taken empty stomach.

How Metlead G Forte Tablet SR works

Metlead G Forte 1 mg/1000 mg Tablet SR is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Glimepiride and Metformin. Glimepiride is a sulfonylurea which works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose. Metformin is a biguanide which works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin.

In Depth Information on Metlead G Forte Tablet SR

Expert advice for Metlead G Forte Tablet SR

  • Glimepiride+Metformin is a combination medicine to lower blood sugar.
  • You should continue to exercise regularly and take a healthy diet.
  • You may experience an upset stomach with nausea and diarrhoea in the first two weeks. Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Tell your doctor if you experience rapid breathing, ongoing nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain.
  • Limit alcohol consumption when taking Glimepiride+Metformin.
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Metlead G Forte Tablet SR related warnings
Special precautions for Metlead G Forte Tablet SR
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking metformin with alcohol can cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, sleepiness, stomach upset, or other unusual symptoms.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Metlead G Forte 1 mg/1000 mg Tablet SR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Metlead G Forte 1 mg/1000 mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Metlead G Forte 1 mg/1000 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Metlead G Forte 1 mg/1000 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Metlead G Forte 1 mg/1000 mg Tablet SR 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
Metlead G Forte 1 mg/1000 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Metlead G Forte 1 mg/1000 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Metlead G Forte 1 mg/1000 mg Tablet SR 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.

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