Sugamet MC 1000 Tablet PR

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Introduction

Sugamet MC 1000 Tablet PR is a combination of two medicines used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. It helps control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. It helps to maintain blood sugar levels and reduces the chances of developing serious complications of diabetes.

Sugamet MC 1000 Tablet PR should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It is to be taken with food, preferably at the same time each day. 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.

It may cause side effects like taste change, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, and loss of appetite. However, these are temporary and usually subside on their own. Please consult your doctor in case these do not resolve or persist for a longer duration.

Before taking Sugamet MC 1000 Tablet PR, 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 Sugamet MC Tablet PR

Benefits of Sugamet MC Tablet PR

In Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Sugamet MC 1000 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. It also contains Methylcobalamin, a form of vitamin B that helps protect nerve damage and treats symptoms such as numbness, tingling, burning, and needle-like sensations in the hands and feet.
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 Sugamet MC 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 Sugamet MC

  • 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.

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.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Sugamet MC 1000 Tablet PR.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sugamet MC 1000 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
Sugamet MC 1000 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.
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
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 forget to take 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.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick tips

  • 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.

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Therapeutic Class
ANTI DIABETIC

Patient concerns

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Constipation. Medicines I am taking now are starvog 0.2 and sugamet mc
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
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
what is the difference between methylcobalamine (mcg500) and mecobalamin Previously I used to have Sugamet MC 500 (with methylcobalamine) but this time I received Sugamet MC 500 (with mecobalamin ). Kindly advise.
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
U can use it as it is one group
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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
  3. ScienceDirect. Methylcobalamin. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Metformin hydrochloride oral solution. Gloversville, New York: Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc.; 2003. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: September, 2022

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