Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR

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Introduction

Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR is a combination medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. This medicine is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps in proper utilisation of insulin, thereby lowering the blood sugar levels.

Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It must be taken with food to avoid stomach upset. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose. Overdose may lead to low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

Some people may develop hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when this medicine is taken along with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or upon skipping a meal. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly while taking it. Other common side effects of this medicine include nausea, taste changes, diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, edema (swelling), blurred vision, bone fracture, and respiratory tract infection.

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any kidney, liver or heart problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor will check your kidney function tests before starting treatment with it. Avoid excessive alcohol intake while taking it as this may increase the risk of developing some side effects.

Uses of Metride Plus Tablet PR

Benefits of Metride Plus Tablet PR

In Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR is a medicine that helps to control high blood glucose (sugar) levels. It helps get rid of extra glucose from your body through urine. It also improves the body’s response to the hormone insulin, which is responsible for regulating blood glucose (sugar) levels in our body. The insulin helps to lower your blood glucose levels and prevents them from rising after taking meals. You should keep taking it for as long as it is prescribed.
Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control the level you will reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life.

Side effects of Metride Plus Tablet PR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Metride Plus

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Weight gain
  • Blurred vision
  • Bone fracture
  • Respiratory tract infection

How to use Metride Plus Tablet PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR is to be taken with food.

How Metride Plus Tablet PR works

Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR is a combination of three antidiabetic medicines: Glimepiride, Metformin and Pioglitazone. They work by different mechanisms to provide better control of blood sugar when single or dual therapy is not effective. 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. It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin. Pioglitazone is a thiazolidinedione which further increases insulin sensitivity.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Monitor the breastfed baby’s blood sugar during treatment with Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR
Driving
CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR 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
Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick tips

  • Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
  • It may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal.
  • Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemic symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxiety.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms such as abdominal pain, loss of appetite, or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).

Fact Box

Habit Forming
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Therapeutic Class
ANTI DIABETIC

Patient concerns

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Taking medicine metride 2 pioglar 15 Titan 20
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
Ok what are your latest reports.A person can control his or her sugar levels by regular exercise and walk or regular aerobic exercises at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY THAT IS TO MAINTAIN CALORIES INTAKE AS PER BMI .TAKE HELP OF DIABETIC EDUCATOR. VISIT YOU DOCTOR AND LOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you souls not treat it as disease but start of a healthy life.Uncontrolled sugar levels for long time leads to lower limb weakness which is neuropathy and which is followed by foot ulcers and other complications.online prescription is not allowed without seeing pt.so contact doctor nearby for any change or dose adjustment or visit my clinic at gurgaon sector 52 RdCity snergy multi speciality clinic near SRS MARKET
I am suffering with diabetes from 2000, now I am using. Metride plus 2 morning one and everything one. Afternoon vysov50 Iam using is it OK sir.
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
If your sugar level is in normal limits then it is OK.
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FAQs

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR?

No, it is not safe to drink alcohol while using Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR. Drinking alcohol may lower your blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). Also, it can increase the chances of lactic acidosis.

Q. What should I inform the doctor before taking Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR?

Before taking Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR inform your doctor if you have congestive heart failure, kidney problems, liver problems, swelling of the back of the eye. Inform the doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or a premenopausal woman. Let the doctor know if you are taking any prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Q. Can the use of Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency?

Yes, the use of Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR can cause vitamin B12 deficiency as it contains metformin in it. On long-term use, it interferes with absorption of vitamin B12 in the stomach.

Q. Can the use of Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR cause hypoglycemia?

Yes, the use of Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level). Symptoms of hypoglycemia include nausea, headache, irritability, hunger, sweating, dizziness, fast heart rate and feeling anxious or shaky. It happens more often if you miss or delay your meal, drink alcohol, over-exercise or take other antidiabetic medicine along with it. So, regular monitoring of blood sugar level is important. Always carry some sugary item like a candy or chocolate with you.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Metride Plus 2 Tablet PR?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References

  1. Glimepiride. North Harrow, Middlesex: Accord Healthcare Limited; 2008 [revised 24 Jul. 2014]. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Metformin hydrochloride oral solution. Gloversville, New York: Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc.; 2003. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Pioglitazone hydrochloride. Wooburn Green, High Wycombe: Takeda UK Ltd.; 2000 [revised 13 Sep. 2018]. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Off. Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380 009., Gujarat, India
Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: September, 2022

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