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Bigomet 500mg Tablet

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By ARISTO PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip

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Metformin(500.0 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-DIABETIC

Medical Description

The composition of Bigomet 500mg Tab contains metformin, which belongs to the class of biguanides. It is used for the treatment of diabetes mellitus and to reduce blood sugar levels.
    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
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uses

Uses of Bigomet 500mg Tab

The uses of Bigomet 500mg Tab are for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (non-insulin dependent diabetes) when diet and exercise alone are unable to control your blood glucose levels.
contraindications

Contraindications of Bigomet 500mg Tab

  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease (severe)
  • Heart failure
  • Severe respiratory disease
  • Heavy drinker of alcohol
  • Allergic to this medicine
  • Severe infection, such as infections of lung or kidney
sideEffects

Side effects of Bigomet 500mg Tab

  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach ache and mild diarrhea
  • Altered taste sensations
  • Decreased vitamin B12 levels
  • Skin rashes, redness, itching, and hives
  • Weight loss
  • Lactic acidosis
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Bigomet 500mg Tab

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Bigomet 500mg Tab during pregnancy?
A:
In pregnancy-related diabetes, insulin is preferred over any oral blood-glucose-lowering medicines as a thumb rule. A doctor will mostly not prescribe this medicine to you in pregnancy. Do not use in pregnancy without a doctor’s advice.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
A:
This medicine can be secreted in the mother’s milk. Hence, it should be not taken while breastfeeding.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
A:
If this medicine is taken along with other antidiabetic medicines, there are chances that your blood sugar can fall. You may experience faintness, confusion, and increased sweating. Hence, you should take extra care while driving. Keep a juice or chocolate handy when you are driving, in case you start experiencing any of these, immediately have it.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
A:
You should avoid excessive intake of alcohol while taking this medicine because alcohol lowers the blood sugar and also increases the risk of a serious side effect called lactic acidosis.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have vomiting, stomach ache, muscle cramps, difficulty in breathing, reduced body temperature and heartbeat
  • You have a condition that may be associated with dehydration (significant loss of body fluids) such as severe vomiting and diarrhea
  • You have a serious condition called lactic acidosis with risk factors such as uncontrolled diabetes, serious infections, prolonged fasting or alcohol intake, dehydration, liver problems, and any sever...
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modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Bigomet 500mg Tab

How Does It Work?

Pancreas produces a hormone called insulin. Insulin drives glucose (sugar) from the blood to enter inside the cell. Then this glucose is utilized as the energy by the cell. In case of diabetes mellitu...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Bigomet 500mg Tab

The dosage of Bigomet 500mg Tab and duration should be as prescribed by the physician. You should swallow this medicine as a whole. You should not chew, crush, or break it. It may be taken with or wit...
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interactions

Interactions of Bigomet 500mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Phenytoin
  • Birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy
  • Medicines or diet pills to treat asthma, colds, or allergies
  • Medicines that increase urine production (a diuretic)
  • Heart or blood pressure medications
  • Niacin
  • Phenothiazines
  • Steroids (prednisone, methylprednisolone, dexamethasone, and others)
  • Thyroid medicine
  • Medicines like furosemide and cimetidine can increase the side effects of this medicine
  • If you need to have an injection of iodine-containing contrast medium into your bloodstream, for an X-ray or scan, your doctor may ask you to stop taking the medicine before or at the time of injectio...
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  • If you are on medicines that are used to treat pain and inflammation (NSAID and COX-2 inhibitors, such as ibuprofen and celecoxib) for the long term, these can damage your kidneys. Use of such medicin...
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Interactions with food items

Long-term therapy causes reduced absorption of vitamin B12, and annual screening of serum vitamin B12 levels and RBC parameters has been recommended to determine the need for vitamin B12 injection.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Bigomet 500mg Tab

Store it at a cool, dry place and away from excess heat and moisture. Keep it away from the reach of kids.
dosage

Dosage of Bigomet 500mg Tab

Overdose

Lactic acidosis occurs in case of an overdose. Symptoms of lactic acidosis are vomiting, stomach ache, muscle cramps, and difficulty in breathing. If you see such symptoms, seek immediate emergency me...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss any dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose and resume your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is there any dietary restriction while taking the medicine?

A: It is advisable to have a diabetic diet as advised by the consulting physician or dietician. This medicine works best along with proper diet and exercise. Exercise is known to decrease insulin resistance.

Q: Can I take the medicine with omeprazole?

A: There is not any interaction present between this medicine and omeprazole.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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