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    Metformin + Glimepiride + Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin

    Information about Metformin + Glimepiride + Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin

    Metformin + glimepiride + methylcobalamin/mecobalamin uses

    Metformin+Glimepiride+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

    How metformin + glimepiride + methylcobalamin/mecobalamin works

    This is a combination of three medicines: Metformin, glimepiride, and methylcobalamin which treat diabetes. Metformin is a biguanide. It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin. Glimepiride is a sulfonylurea which increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose. Methylcobolamin is a form of vitamin B which helps in the production of myelin, a substance that protects nerve fibers and rejuvenates damaged nerve cells.

    Common side effects of metformin + glimepiride + methylcobalamin/mecobalamin

    Nausea, Taste change, Diarrhea, Stomach pain, Headache, Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Respiratory tract infection
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    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    22 May 2019 | 02:34 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Metformin + Glimepiride + Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin

    • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.
    • Take it with the food to avoid stomach upset.
    • It may 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 hypoglycemic symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxiety.
    • Your doctor may monitor your liver functioning. Inform your doctor if you notice symptoms like abdominal pain, yellowing of eyes and loss of appetite. 

    Content on this page was last updated on 22 May, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)