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ZEFORMIN 30 MG/500 MG TABLET XR

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Composition for ZEFORMIN

Gliclazide(30 mg),Metformin(500 mg)

food interaction for ZEFORMIN

alcohol interaction for ZEFORMIN

pregnancy interaction for ZEFORMIN

lactation interaction for ZEFORMIN

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alcohol
pregnancy
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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking metformin with alcohol may cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, somnolence, abdominal upset, or other unusual symptoms.
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Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Zeformin 30 mg/500 mg tablet xr is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ZEFORMIN

Gliclazide(30 mg)

Uses

Gliclazide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Gliclazide increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Abnormal blood cell, Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin), Blisters on skin, Skin peeling, Constipation, Decreased blood cell count, Diarrhoea, Decreased sugar level in blood, Indigestion, Rash, Visual impairment, Vomiting
Metformin(500 mg)

Uses

Metformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

How it works

Metformin restores body's ability to use insulin to lower blood sugar level. Also, decreases amount of glucose absorbed from food in the intestine and decreases glucose production from liver.

Common side effects

Flatulence, Muscle pain, Abdominal bloating, Chest pain, Skin rash, Flushing, Abdominal pain, Nail disorder, Diarrhoea, Headache, Indigestion, Bitter taste, Constipation, Allergic reaction, Heartburn

Common Dosage for ZEFORMIN 30 MG/500 MG TABLET XR

Patients taking ZEFORMIN 30 MG/500 MG TABLET XR

  • 82%
    Once A Day
  • 18%
    Twice A Day

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Expert advice for ZEFORMIN

  • Do not chew the tablet, and swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water or non-alcoholic drink just before a meal.
  • Do not take gliclazide, if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus or have impaired consciousness due to severe diabetes, liver or kidney disease, or deficiency of an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase.
  • Do not take gliclazide if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Frequently asked questions for ZEFORMIN

Gliclazide

Q.Is gliclazide same or, better than metformin?
Gliclazide and metformin belong to different class of drugs and act but separate mechanism. No significant difference between gliclazide and metformin was reported in clinical studies as regards their ability to reduce blood sugar

Q.Is gliclazide the same as glipizide?
No,gliclazide and glipizide belong to a class of drugs known as sulphonylureas

Q.Is gliclazide a statin or, steroid?
No,gliclazide belongs to sulfonylurea category of antidiabetic drug class

Q.What is Glizid M?
Glizid M is a combination product that contains gliclazide and metformin. Both drugs are used to lower blood glucose levels in adult with type 2 diabetes mellitus that is not controlled by diet and exercise alone.

Metformin

Q.Is Metformin a birth control pill/ insulin / statin/ banned drug?
Metformin (also available as glyciphage, glycomet, glycomet SR) is an antidiabetic drug used in treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly in overweight patients, as an adjunct to the diet and exercise

Q.Is metformin safe?
Metformin is generally safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Can I take metformin forever?
Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is metformin good for weight loss / weight loss in non-diabetics?
Metformin is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly in overweight patients.

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Content on this page was last updated on 26 August, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)