Bigomet Sr 500mg Tablet
By ARISTO PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
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Bigomet Sr 500mg Tab is an antidiabetic medicine which is used to in the regulation and control of diabetes mellitus. This medicine belongs to the biguanide class of medicines. The generic name of the medicine is metformin.
Uses of Bigomet Sr 500mg Tab
This medicine is used in the management and regulation of type 2 diabetes mellitus when proper diet and exercise are ineffectual in doing so.
Contraindications of Bigomet Sr 500mg Tab
- Severe kidney and liver diseases
- Type 1 diabetes mellitus
- Allergic to this medicine or other biguanide
- Heart problems/failure
- Excessive intake of alcohol
Side effects of Bigomet Sr 500mg Tab
- The most prevalent side effects of Bigomet Sr 500mg Tab are loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, mild diarrhoea, change in taste sensations, decreased vitamin B12 levels, skin rashes, redness, itching, hives, weight loss, abnormal liver function tests and hepatitisread less
- A rare but serious side effect of this medicine is lactic acidosis (characterised by nausea, vomiting, generalised muscle weakness and rapid breathing)
Precautions and Warnings of Bigomet Sr 500mg Tab
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
This medicine must not be taken during pregnancy or if you are planning pregnancy as it is unsafe. Also, do not use this medicine on your own and seek medical advice for your condition.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
This medicine is probably unsafe and should be avoided while breastfeeding since it is known to pass into the breastmilk to the infant.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
The usage of this medicine may lead to certain undesirable effects. In such cases, kindly do not drive.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
The consumption of alcohol must be avoided as it is unsafe and may lead to severe side effects such as lactic acidosis or excessive lowering of blood sugar.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You suffer from stomach ache, muscle cramps, difficulty in breathing, vomiting (leading to dehydration), reduced body temperature and heartbeat.
Mode of Action of Bigomet Sr 500mg Tab
How Does It Work?
The composition of Bigomet Sr 500mg Tab facilitates the entry of sugar into the cells by lowering the levels of sugar formed in the liver and reducing the amount of glucose absorbed from the intestines.
Directions for Use of Bigomet Sr 500mg Tab
The dosage of this medicine must be administered as prescribed by the doctor.
Interactions of Bigomet Sr 500mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Birth control pills
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Medicines for the treatment of heart or blood pressure
- Thyroid medicines
- NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors
- Medicines used in the treatment of pain and inflammation
Interactions with food items
This medicine reduces the absorption of vitamin B12 when used for a long term. Consult your doctor for appropriate dietary restrictions.
Other general Interactions
Individuals with liver or kidney disorders and type 1 diabetes mellitus are advised to opt for alternative medicines as per their conditions.
Storage and disposal of Bigomet Sr 500mg Tab
This medicine needs to be kept at ambient temperature far from heat, children, moisture and light. Medical waste management instructions should be thoroughly followed while disposing this medicine
Dosage of Bigomet Sr 500mg Tab
The overdose of Bigomet Sr 500mg Tab can cause lactic acidosis, which is characterised by symptoms such as vomiting, stomach ache, muscle cramps and difficulty in breathing. If in case of overdose seek immediate medical attention.
Missed a Dose
The usage of this medicine is continuous and at regular intervals; hence, do not miss a dose. If in case of missed dose it is advisable to administer this medicine at the earliest; if it is time for the following scheduled dose skip the missed dose and continue the regular dosage schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I let my healthcare provider know before using this medicine?
A: The information regarding your complete medical/surgical history along with any history of liver and kidney disorders needs to shared with your doctor.
Q: How many times a day should I take this medicine?
A: Your doctor will determine the exact frequency of the intake of this medicine on the basis of your sugar levels and other conditions.
Q: Are there any home remedies that can increase the effect of this medicine?
A: Following a proper diet combined with regular exercise can increase your response to the treatment with this medicine.
Q: Are there any desirable side effects with the use of this medicine?
A: Weight loss is one of the side effects of this medicine which is often desirable among young, middle-aged and obese individuals.
Q: When can I stop using this medicine?
A: Do not stop the course of this medicine on your own before the prescribed duration of this medicine. At the completion of the course of this medicine, follow up with your doctor for the evaluation of your condition.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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