Ozomet DS 1000 mg Tablet SR


Overview

Uses of Ozomet Tablet SR

Ozomet DS 1000 mg Tablet SR is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is used in addition to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Ozomet Tablet SR side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Taste change
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite

How to use Ozomet 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. Ozomet DS 1000 mg Tablet SR is to be taken with food.

How Ozomet Tablet SR works

Metformin is an anti-diabetic medication (biguanide). It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying sugar (glucose) absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin.

Ozomet Tablet SR related warnings

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
PROBABLY SAFE
Ozomet DS 1000 mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Ozomet DS 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
Ozomet DS 1000 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ozomet DS 1000 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Ozomet DS 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
Ozomet DS 1000 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ozomet DS 1000 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Ozomet DS 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.

What if you miss a dose of Ozomet Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of Ozomet DS 1000 mg Tablet SR, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Interaction with Drugs

Taking Ozomet with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Ozomet

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Hi my doctor has prescribed glycomet g2 tablet can i take metpride or ozomet instead My doctor advised not to because cheaper tablets may not be affective
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
For changing medicine , needs patients complete medical history and sugar level variation chart.So discuss with your doctor as he knows your medical history completely. It is not correct as cheaper medicines are not effective.it is the medicines company difference.
ozomet pg2 was given by doctor is it good?? or shall i have ozomet vg2?? what is the difference between twoideal TD vitamin tablet any substitute can i have??Voglibose or Pioglitazone ??? which is less in side effect?? for the age of 48!!
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Voglibose and pioglitazone both are medications used for diabetes but there mechanism of action is different and so are their side effects. Voglibose acts to reduce post prandial blood glucose whereas pioglitazone improves insulin sensitivity and improves glycemic control. Voglibose causes gastric side effects and sometimes affects the liver whereas pioglitazone should not be given to patients with heart ailments as it can worsen heart failure.
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FAQs

Q. Does Ozomet clear acne?

Ozomet is not indicated for clearing acne due to just any condition. It only helps in clearing acne in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) along with other problems like facial hair, abdominal obesity, and irregular menstruation.

Q. Can I take Ozomet forever?

Ozomet is generally a safe and well-tolerated drug even on long-term use. However, it should be used for the duration prescribed by your doctor.

Q. Does Ozomet cause weight gain?

No, weight gain has not been reported with Ozomet. Rather it helps in decreasing weight especially abdominal fat patients of type 2 diabetes mellitus and in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) along with other problems like facial hair, acne, and irregular menstruation.

Q. Can the use of Ozomet cause vitamin B12 deficiency?

Yes, long-term use of Ozomet can cause vitamin B12 deficiency. long-term use interferes with the absorption of vitamin B12 in the stomach. If untreated, it may cause anemia and nerve problems and the patient can have tingling sensation and numbness in hands and feet, weakness, urinary problems, change in mental status and difficulty in making balance (ataxia). To avoid these problems, doctors usually suggest an intake of vitamin B12 from outside at least once every year.

Q. Is Ozomet helpful in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?

Yes. Ozomet is used off-label in the treatment of PCOS. It may be used along with other medicines to induce ovulation and regularize menstrual cycles. It also delays the development of type 2 diabetes if you already have prediabetes and aids in weight loss if you follow a diet and exercise program.

Q. How does Ozomet help in weight loss?

Ozomet helps in weight loss by decreasing hunger (appetite) and hence food intake. It makes the insulin already available in your body to work more effectively. This leads to decrease glucose production, increase glucose use and decreased fat deposits which further helps to lower body weight. However, it is not yet approved for weight loss, this is an off-label use.

Q. Does Ozomet cause bloating?

Yes, use of Ozomet can cause bloating. To avoid these side effects, it is advised to take it after your meals.

Q. Does Ozomet help in improving your menstrual cycle (periods)?

Yes, Ozomet does improve menstrual cycle (periods) regularity in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). It is associated with insulin resistance, decreased ovulation, and high androgen levels which cause menstrual irregularities like delayed periods and scanty bleeding. Ozomet helps in regularizing menstrual cycles by improving insulin sensitivity, ovulation rate, and decreasing androgen levels.

Q. Is Ozomet useful in the treatment of infertility?

Ozomet is commonly used off-label for the treatment of infertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It regulates ovulation and androgen levels in the body and improves menstrual regularity and pregnancy rates and outcomes. This beneficial effect is thought to be due to improvement in insulin resistance by Ozomet.

Q. Is Ozomet useful in the treatment of prediabetes?

Ozomet is seen to be useful in the management of prediabetes, a condition with blood glucose levels higher than normal but not high enough to label you as diabetic. Ozomet makes the insulin already available in your body to work more effectively, decreases glucose production by liver and increases use of glucose by the muscles and lowers body weight. However, lifestyle modifications like a change in diet and exercise should be tried first as they are seen to be more effective than Ozomet.

Q. Can I take Ozomet with saxagliptin?

Both Ozomet and saxagliptin are anti diabetic drugs and can be used together. As they work by different mechanisms, they help in better control of blood sugar levels compared to either drug taken alone.

Q. Does Ozomet cause blurry vision?

Ozomet is not known to cause blurred vision. Change in vision in a patient with diabetes could be due to multiple reasons. Please consult your doctor if blurred vision occurs.

Q. Does Ozomet use leads to anemia?

Ozomet may decrease the levels of vitamin B12 on long term use which may rarely cause a type of anemia in which blood cells are larger than normal (megaloblastic anemia). You may need to take foods rich in vitamin B12 like eggs, dairy products, and meat or a supplement from outside.

Q. How beneficial is it to take Ozomet with linagliptin?

Both Ozomet and linagliptin are anti-diabetic drugs and can be used together. Their fixed dose combinations are also available and commonly advised once Ozomet is unable to control blood sugar levels even after giving the maximum tolerated dose. As they work by different mechanisms, they help in better control of blood sugar levels compared to either drug taken alone.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 2nd Aug 2018.
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