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ZOMELIS MET 50MG/1000MG TABLET

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Composition FOR ZOMELIS MET

Metformin(1000mg),Vildagliptin(50mg)

food interaction for ZOMELIS MET

alcohol interaction for ZOMELIS MET

pregnancy interaction for ZOMELIS MET

lactation interaction for ZOMELIS MET

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Zomelis met 50mg/1000mg tablet with food.
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.
UNSAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Zomelis met 50mg/1000mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR ZOMELIS MET

Metformin(1000mg)

Uses

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

How it works

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

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Altered taste, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Loss of appetite
Vildagliptin(50mg)

Uses

Vildagliptin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes

How it works

Vildagliptin increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas, which in turn lowers the blood glucose levels.

Common side effects

Headache, Hypoglycaemia (Low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea, Nasopharyngitis, Upper respiratory tract infection

COMMON DOSAGE FOR ZOMELIS MET 50MG/1000MG TABLET

Patients taking ZOMELIS MET 50MG/1000MG TABLET

  • 57%
    Twice A Day
  • 32%
    Once A Day
  • 8%
    Thrice A Day
  • 2%
    Four Times A Day
  • 1%
    Twice A Week

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Expert advice FOR ZOMELIS MET

  • Metformin is generally prescribed in newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with a proper diet alone or a diet along with exercise. Planned diet and exercising are always important when you have diabetes, even when you are taking antidiabetic medicines. 
  • Metformin does not help patients who have type 1 diabetes.
  • Metformin should be stopped for at least 2 days after a surgery or a radiological test done using dyes.
  • It is best to take Metformin after meals to minimize nausea, indigestion or diarrhea. Unlike some other diabetes medicines, Metformin doesn't cause any weight gain or lower blood sugar levels.
  • This is the only oral diabetes medicine that lowers complications and deaths in conditions related to diabetes. Low blood sugar is life-threatening. Low blood sugar may develop due to:
    Delay or missing a scheduled meals or snacks.
    Exercising more than usual.
    Drinking a significant amount of alcohol.
    Using too much insulin.
    Sickness ( vomiting or diarrhea).
  • Symptoms of low blood sugar (alarming signs) are fast heartbeat, sweating, cool pale skin, feeling shaky, confusion or irritability, headache, nausea, and nightmares. Make sure that you have access to quick-acting sugar sources that treat low blood sugar. Consuming some form of quick-acting sugars immediately after the appearance of the symptoms will prevent the low blood sugar levels from worsening.
  • Consuming alcohol may increase the chance of severe low blood sugar.

Frequently asked questions FOR ZOMELIS MET

Metformin

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What is metformin?
Metformin is an antidiabetic drug used to control high blood sugar levels in newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients, along with modifications in diet and exercise.

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

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

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Is metformin a sulfonylurea?
No, metformin is not a sulfonylurea.

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Is metformin a steroid?
No, metformin is not a steroid.

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Is metformin taken before meals?
It is preferred to take metformin with food.

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Is metformin safe in pregnancy or contraindicated?
No relevant data is available for use of metformin in pregnancy. Animal studies do not indicate any harmful effect. Please consult your doctor before taking metformin during pregnancy.

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Is metformin safe for weight loss?
Metformin is not indicated for weight loss.

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Is metformin good for fatty liver?
Metformin is not indicated for the treatment of fatty liver.

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Can I take metformin without food?
It is better to take metformin with food.

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Can I take metformin with alcohol?
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. It is better to avoid taking alcohol while you are taking metformin.

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Can I take metformin with atorvastatin?
Yes, metformin can be taken with atorvastatin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Always consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.

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Can I take metformin with phentermine?
Metformin can be taken with phentermine. No interactions have been reported between them. However, it may exist. Always consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.

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Can I take metformin with food?
Yes, metformin can be taken with food. It is preferred to take metformin with food.

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Can I take metformin with levothyroxine?
Metformin can be taken with levothyroxine. No interactions have been reported between metformin and levothyroxine. However, it may exist. Always consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.

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Can I take metformin with prednisone or prednisolone?
Always consult your doctor before taking metformin with prednisone as it may decreases the effect of metformin and high blood sugar levels have been seen in some patients and it is recommended to monitor the blood glucose level regularly.

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Can I take metformin with metoprolol?
Use of metformin and metoprolol should be avoided at the same time. If you are taking these two medicines together you may experience confusion, dizziness, faster heart beat, tremors (shaking) and increased sweating. Please consult your doctor before taking them together.

Q.

Does metformin clear acne?
Metformin is not indicated for clearing acne.

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Does metformin affect your period?
No, metformin does not affect your periods. In case you experience abnormalities in your periods while taking metformin, please consult your doctor.

Q.

Does metformin cause hair loss?
No, hair loss has not been reported with metformin. In case you experience hair loss while taking metformin, please consult your doctor.

Q.

Does metformin cause weight gain?
No, weight gain has not been reported with metformin.

Q.

Does metformin reduce weight?
Yes, metformin may reduce weight. Please consult your doctor, if there is an unexpected weight loss along with tiredness and feeling of being sick.

Q.

Does metformin cause hypoglycemia?
Metformin alone does not cause hypoglycemia, although caution is needed when taking it along with other anti-diabetic drugs like sulfonylureas and insulin.

Q.

Does metformin cause constipation?
Constipation has not been reported with metformin. Please consult your doctor if you experience constipation while taking metformin.

Q.

Does metformin increase blood pressure?
No metformin does not cause an increase in blood pressure. But caution should be taken when taking any medicines for the treatment of high blood pressure.

Q.

Can I take metformin for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?
Metformin is not a first line treatment of choice in the management of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). the first aim for women with PCOS who are overweight is to make lifestyle changes with a combination of diet and exercise in order to lose weight and improve ovarian function. Please consult your doctor before taking metformin for PCOS.

Q.

Can I take metformin for weight loss?
No, metformin is not indicated for weight loss although it may reduce the weight of obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Q.

How long can I take metformin for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?
Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration only as advised by your doctor. Also refer the question above.

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Can I take metformin for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) while pregnant?
No relevant data is available for use of metformin in pregnancy. Animal studies do not indicate any harmful effect. Please consult your doctor before taking metformin during pregnancy. Also refer the question above.

Q.

How long can I take metformin for?
Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration only as advised by your doctor.

Q.

Is metformin an insulin?
No, metformin is not an insulin.

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Is metformin a banned drug?
No, metformin is not a banned drug.

Q.

Is metformin a birth control pill?
No, metformin is not a birth control pill.

Q.

Is metformin a statin?
No, metformin is not a statin.

Vildagliptin

Q.

What is vildagliptin?
Vildagliptin is an oral antidiabetic drug which belongs to the group of dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. It works by making the pancreas produce more insulin and less glucagon which helps to control the blood sugar level. This medicine has been shown to reduce blood sugar, which may further help to prevent complications from your diabetes.

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What is vildagliptin used for?
Vildagliptin belongs to a group of medicines called oral antidiabetics. Vildagliptin is used to treat adult patients with type 2 diabetes when diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Vildagliptin helps to control the level of sugar in the blood either alone or together with certain other antidiabetic medicines which you will already be taking if these have not proved sufficiently effective to control diabetes.

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Is vildagliptin safe?
Vildagliptin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Does vildagliptin cause weight gain?
Body weight usually does not change with vildagliptin therapy. Weight gain has been reported when vildagliptin is used with other antidiabetic medicines like thiazolidinediones. Please consult your doctor, if you experience weight gain while taking vildagliptin.

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Is vildagliptin licensed with insulin?
Vildagliptin can be taken in combination with insulin when prescribed by your doctor. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use.

Q.

Does vildagliptin cause hypoglycemia?
Vildagliptin can cause hypoglycemia as an uncommon side effect when used alone. When vildagliptin is used in combination with other antidiabetic drugs, hypoglycemia is a common side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of hypoglycemia while taking vildagliptin as your dose may need to be changed.

Q.

Does vildagliptin cause cancer?
Vildagliptin has not been reported to cause cancer. Please consult your doctor to know more about side effects caused by vildagliptin and if you have further questions on this topic.

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How does vildagliptin work?
Vildagliptin belongs to the group of 'dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors' which are oral antidiabetic drugs. Vildagliptin works by making the pancreas produce more insulin and less glucagon which helps to reduce the blood sugar levels.

Q.

Is vildagliptin Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved?
Vildagliptin is not Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved. In February 2007, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested additional data, including a clinical study to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of vildagliptin in specific patient groups with renal impairment. While vildagliptin is currently available in many countries, it remains commercially unavailable in the United States.

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Is vildagliptin same as sitagliptin?
Vildagliptin and sitagliptin are two different drugs which belong to the same group of drugs known as 'dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors'. Both work in a similar way to reduce the blood sugar levels.

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Is vildagliptin better than sitagliptin?
Vildagliptin and sitagliptin are two different drugs which belong to the same group of drugs known as 'dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors'. Although vildagliptin and sitagliptin belong to the same class of medicines and have similar action with similar side effect profile, their effect may vary upon individual response. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use.

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How is vildagliptin metabolized?
Vildagliptin is mainly metabolized by hydrolysis and is the major elimination pathway for vildagliptin in humans, accounting for 69% of the dose. Kidney may be one of the major organs contributing to the hydrolysis of vildagliptin to its major inactive metabolite, LAY151. Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) contributes partially to the hydrolysis of vildagliptin.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)