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Cetapin Xr 500mg 15's Tab
Cetapin Xr 500mg 15's Tab

Cetapin Xr 500mg 15's Tab

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Metformin(500.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

The composition of Cetapin Xr 500mg 15'S Tab contains metformin, which belongs to the biguanide class of medicines that are used for decrease blood glucose levels and treat diabetes mellitus.

Uses of Cetapin Xr 500mg 15'S Tab

The main uses of Cetapin Xr 500mg 15'S Tab are for treating diabetes mellitus and is useful in overweight patients when dietary changes and exercise fails to achieve satisfactory glycaemic control.

Contraindications of Cetapin Xr 500mg 15'S Tab

  • Diabetes mellitus type 1
  • Liver pathologies
  • Heavy alcohol drinker
  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Heart failure
  • Known allergy to the medicine
  • End stage kidney disease
  • On-going infection as it poses a risk to develop lactic acidosis
  • Dehydration
  • Shock

Side effects of Cetapin Xr 500mg 15'S Tab

  • The common side effects of Cetapin Xr 500mg 15'S Tab include nausea, vomiting, loss of hunger, diarrhoea, and stomach pain, altered taste, low vitamin B12 levels, skin rash, itching and weight loss
  • The serious side effects of the medicine include lactic acidosis - a condition in which there is severe vomiting, diarrhoea, muscle wasting and rapid breathing; low blood sugar level; and altered liver functions
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Precautions and Warnings of Cetapin Xr 500mg 15'S Tab


Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
You should not take the medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Cetapin Xr 500mg 15'S Tab while breastfeeding?
This medicine gets transferred through your breast milk and hence should be avoided. When pregnant, insulin is always preferred over the medicine; hence, you should consult your doctor beforehand.


Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
Cetapin Xr 500mg 15'S Tab leads to reduced blood sugar levels. Hence, while driving, there is a risk of experiencing giddiness or faintness, which can prove fatal. Therefore, you should avoid driving while on medication.


Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Alcohol should be stopped while on the medicine as it reduces blood sugar level.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
You have acidosis with symptoms like severe vomiting, muscle cramps, weight loss, stomach upset, general weakness and rapid breathing.

Mode of Action of Cetapin Xr 500mg 15'S Tab

How Does It Work?

A hormone named insulin is produced by pancreas, which empowers glucose uptake from the blood to enter into the cell for energy production. Individuals with type 2 diabetes either lack sufficient production of insulin or fail to utilize the insulin (known as insulin resistance). This in turn leas to high level of glucose in the blood. The medicine decreases the blood glucose level by reducing its absorption from the digestive tract and reducing the amount of sugar produced in the liver.
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Directions for Use of Cetapin Xr 500mg 15'S Tab

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Interactions of Cetapin Xr 500mg 15'S Tab

Interactions with other medicines

Medicines to reduce inflammation should not be taken with the medicine. Injections with a contrasting medium of iodine, such as for X-rays, should be done only if you have not taken the medicine during or before the scheduled time. Medications such as contraceptive pills, diuretics, blood pressure medications, thyronorm, furosemide and phenyotin should not be taken with the medicine because they increase blood glucose levels. Steroids should not be taken with this medicine. Herbal tonics and supplements should be taken only after consulting your doctor.
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Interactions with food items

You should avoid alcohol while on the medicine treatment. A healthy diet should be observed as Vitamin B12 levels reduces with long-term consumption of the medicine. Thus, regular blood parameters for haemoglobin and vitamin B12 levels must be screened.
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Storage and disposal of Cetapin Xr 500mg 15'S Tab

This medication does not require any exceptional storage requirements. But, you should keep it far from children's reach. You should not utilize it after the expiry date. You should dispose this medicine after asking your pharmacist.
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Dosage of Cetapin Xr 500mg 15'S Tab


There is a risk of lactic acidosis in case of an overdose. This is a serious condition showing signs of severe diarrhoea, stomach pain, vomiting, muscle cramps, fainting and rapid breathing. You should immediately visit the emergency room or contact the doctor in this case.
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Missed a Dose

A missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember it. However, you could skip the missed dose if you if the next scheduled dose is due. Please do not take extra medicine for a missed dose.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What general lifestyle changes should I observe while taking the medicine?

A: You should not consume alcohol and maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly.

Q: What is the right dosage for children prescribed with the medicine?

A: Children at or over 10 years should begin with 500 or 850 mg of the medicine.

Q: Can I stop taking the medicine?

A: You should not stop the medicine halfway through the dosage schedule. You should consult your physician before stopping this medicine.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 11:58 AM (IST)
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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