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Sugamet MC 1000 Tablet PR

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Overview

Introduction

Sugamet MC 1000 Tablet PR is a medicine used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps to lower the high blood sugar levels and prevents long-term complications. This medicine also prevents the deficiency of vitamin B12. It should be used along with a proper diet and regular exercise for best results. It should be taken with food to avoid the side effects of nausea and upset stomach.

Sugamet MC Tablet PR side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain

How to use Sugamet MC Tablet PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Sugamet MC 1000 Tablet PR is to be taken with food.
Sugamet MC 1000 Tablet PR may cause stomach upset if taken on empty stomach.

How Sugamet MC Tablet PR works

Sugamet MC 1000 Tablet PR is a combination of two medicines: Metformin and methylcobalamin which treat diabetes. Metformin is a biguanide which decreases the production and absorption of sugar in your body, and allows better use of existing insulin. Methylcobalamin is a form of vitamin B which helps in the production of myelin, a substance that protects nerve fibers and rejuvenates damaged nerve cells.

Sugamet MC Tablet PR related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Sugamet MC 1000 Tablet PR. 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
Sugamet MC 1000 Tablet PR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Sugamet MC 1000 Tablet PR 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
Sugamet MC 1000 Tablet PR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Sugamet MC 1000 Tablet PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Sugamet MC 1000 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
Sugamet MC 1000 Tablet PR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sugamet MC 1000 Tablet PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Sugamet MC 1000 Tablet PR 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 Sugamet MC Tablet PR?

Sugamet MC 1000 Tablet PR is a medicine used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps to lower the high blood sugar levels and prevents long-term complications. This medicine also prevents the deficiency of vitamin B12. It should be used along with a proper diet and regular exercise for best results. It should be taken with food to avoid the side effects of nausea and upset stomach.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • It does not cause weight gain and rarely causes low blood sugar unlike other diabetes medicines.
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) may occur when taken along with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or on delaying/skipping a meal.
  • Your doctor will monitor your blood sugar levels and kidney functions regularly while taking this medication.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any deep or rapid breathing, or persistent nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain as Sugamet MC 1000 Tablet PR may cause a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis, which is an excess of lactic acid in the blood.
  • 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Sugamet MC

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Constipation. Medicines I am taking now are starvog 0.2 and sugamet mc
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
so u have diabetesso sir do following test, than i can better predict ur conditionCBC, ESR, Urine RE & CS, LFT, KFT, Lipid profile, Opthalmic examination of Eye for , eGFR, Thyroid profile, CXR (PA view), USG ( full abdomen)all test are mandatory
I am suffering from type 2 diabetes my current sugar level BSF 166 and PP 225 currently i take amryl m forte 1 tablet once daily
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
It is not good control.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
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References
  1. Gupta JK, Sana QS. Potential Benefits of Methylcobalamin: A Review. Austin J Pharmacol Ther. 2015; 3(3).1076. [Accessed 21 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Metformin hydrochloride. Princeton, New Jersey: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019](online) Available from:External Link
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