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Composition for METMIN A

Metformin(500 mg),Alpha Lipoic Acid(200 mg)

food interaction for METMIN A

alcohol interaction for METMIN A

pregnancy interaction for METMIN A

lactation interaction for METMIN A

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 METMIN A

Metformin(500 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
Alpha Lipoic Acid(200 mg)

Uses

Alpha Lipoic Acid is used in nutritional defeciencies.

How it works

Alpha lipoic acid acts as a potent antioxidant (substance that protects against cell damage) by neutralizing the free radicals (waste products formed in the body during energy production) such as reactive oxygen and nitrogen species. Further, it initiates natural antioxidant processes in the body. It also maintains the levels of Vitamin E and Vitamin C in the body.

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Allergic reaction, Diarrhoea, Vertigo, Vomiting

Common Dosage for METMIN A TABLET

Patients taking METMIN A TABLET

  • 50%
    Once A Day
  • 33%
    Twice A Day
  • 17%
    Thrice A Day

SUBSTITUTES for METMIN A

No substitutes found

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Expert advice for METMIN A

  • Metformin is generally prescribed in newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with a proper diet alone or a diet along with exercise. Planned diet and exercising are always important when you have diabetes, even when you are taking antidiabetic medicines. 
  • Metformin does not help patients who have type 1 diabetes.
  • Metformin should be stopped for at least 2 days after a surgery or a radiological test done using dyes.
  • It is best to take Metformin after meals to minimize nausea, indigestion or diarrhea. Unlike some other diabetes medicines, Metformin doesn't cause any weight gain or lower blood sugar levels.
  • This is the only oral diabetes medicine that lowers complications and deaths in conditions related to diabetes. Low blood sugar is life-threatening. Low blood sugar may develop due to:
    Delay or missing a scheduled meals or snacks.
    Exercising more than usual.
    Drinking a significant amount of alcohol.
    Using too much insulin.
    Sickness ( vomiting or diarrhea).
  • Symptoms of low blood sugar (alarming signs) are fast heartbeat, sweating, cool pale skin, feeling shaky, confusion or irritability, headache, nausea, and nightmares. Make sure that you have access to quick-acting sugar sources that treat low blood sugar. Consuming some form of quick-acting sugars immediately after the appearance of the symptoms will prevent the low blood sugar levels from worsening.
  • Consuming alcohol may increase the chance of severe low blood sugar.

Frequently asked questions for METMIN A

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.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Q.Is alpha lipoic acid a vitamin?
No, alpha lipoic acid is not a vitamin

Q.Is alpha lipoic acid an amino acid?
No, alpha lipoic acid is not an amino acid

Q.Is alpha lipoic acid natural?
Yes, alpha lipoic acid is natural as it is synthesized in the human body, and in a wide variety of foods from plant and animal source

Q.Is alpha lipoic acid same as lipoic acid?
Yes, lipoic acid and alpha lipoic acid refer to the same molecule

Q.Is alpha lipoic acid good for weight loss?
It is not yet studied or established in human beings whether ALA supplementation is beneficial for weigh loss

Q.Is alpha lipoic acid good for liver?
It is not yet studied or established in human beings whether ALA supplementation is good for liver.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 August, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)