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Posmeal-Met 0.2 Tablet SR


Overview

Introduction

Posmeal-Met 0.2 Tablet SR is a medicine used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is a combination of two medicines that effectively control blood sugar levels, when a single medication is not effective. When used along with a proper diet and regular exercise, this medicine helps to prevent the long-term complications of diabetes mellitus. It may cause nausea and stomach pain as a side effect, which generally improve with time.

Uses of Posmeal-Met Tablet SR

Posmeal-Met Tablet SR side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Loss of appetite
  • Flatulence
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rash

How to use Posmeal-Met 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. Posmeal-Met 0.2 Tablet SR is to be taken with food.
Posmeal-Met 0.2 Tablet SR may cause stomach upset if taken on empty stomach.

How Posmeal-Met Tablet SR works

Posmeal-Met 0.2 Tablet SR is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Metformin and voglibose. Metformin lowers the production and absorption of sugar in your body and allows better use of existing insulin. Voglibose inhibits the intestinal enzymes that cause breakdown of complex sugars into simple sugars such as glucose. This prevents blood glucose from rising very high after meals.

Posmeal-Met Tablet SR related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Posmeal-Met 0.2 Tablet SR
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Posmeal-Met 0.2 Tablet SR is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Posmeal-Met 0.2 Tablet SR is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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
Posmeal-Met 0.2 Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Posmeal-Met 0.2 Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Posmeal-Met 0.2 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
Posmeal-Met 0.2 Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Posmeal-Met 0.2 Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Posmeal-Met 0.2 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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Expert Advice

  • Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
  • It can 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 hypoglycemia symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxious feeling.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while taking this medicine.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any deep or rapid breathing, persistent nausea, vomiting or stomach pain as Posmeal-Met 0.2 Tablet SR may cause a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis, which is an excess of lactic acid in the blood.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Posmeal-Met

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Type 2 Diabetes for the part 4 yrs. Taking one dose of Galvus met 250/25mg after night meal. Following exercise and diet. The sugar level is 170 to 190. Do I need to take more medicines or Is this enough
Dr. Satish Kumar Jyoti
Diabetes Specialist
Is this your fasting blood sugar or pp
I am having Type-2 Diabetes. I have consulted with Dr. Vineet PATIENT He has advised me to take Galvus met along with Evion 400 capsule. My current Blood Sugar level is between 120 to 130(Fasting). Please suggest me further on medicine & other things if any
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
It is easy to maintain sugar levels.You should have dedication to do regular exercise and maintain your calories intake which your diabetic educator have be told.As only medicine can't help for long time.secondly you you take proper dose of medicine which doctor has adjusted for you as per your reports.thirdly time visit to doctor and do all routine investigations.
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References
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Off. Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380 009., Gujarat, India
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