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Metformin + Methylcobalamin

Information about Metformin + Methylcobalamin

Metformin + Methylcobalamin Uses

It is used in addition to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

How Metformin + Methylcobalamin works

Metformin + Methylcobalamin 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.

Common side effects of Metformin + Methylcobalamin

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
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Expert advice for Metformin + Methylcobalamin

  • 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.
  • 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 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 Metformin + Methylcobalamin may cause a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis, which is an excess of lactic acid in the blood.

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