Endoformin Sr 1000mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
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Endoformin Sr 1000mg Strip Of 10 Tablets belongs to the group of medicines known as biguanide. It is an antidiabetic medicine that is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. The generic name of the medicine is metformin.
Uses of Endoformin Sr 1000mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
This medicine is used in the management and control of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Contraindications of Endoformin Sr 1000mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
- Heart problems/failure
- Severe kidney and liver diseases
- Type 1 diabetes mellitus
- Allergic to this medicines or other biguanide
- Excessive drinker of alcohol
Side effects of Endoformin Sr 1000mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
- Skin rashes
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain
- Mild diarrhoea
- Altered sense of taste
- Low levels of blood sugar (if you are taking other anti-diabetic medicines with this medicine)
- Lowered levels of vitamin B12
- Lactic acidosis
Precautions and Warnings of Endoformin Sr 1000mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
The administration of this medicine in the duration of pregnancy is deemed to be dangerous for the foetus.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
It is unsafe to use this medicine through the period breastfeeding as it passes into the breastmilk and will lead to undesirable effects in the baby.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
Taking this medicine causes the levels of blood sugar to fall that can result in confusion, sweating or even faintness. So, it is better to avoid driving after its administration. If it is necessary to drive, then you must carry energy bars or juices to rejuvenate yourself for the mean time.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Do not consume alcohol in large quantities as it may increase the risk of liver damage and lactic acidosis.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You experience vomiting, stomach ache, difficulty in breathing, muscle cramps, reduced body temperature, dehydration and irregular heartbeat
- You have uncontrolled diabetes, prolonged fasting or alcohol intake, dehydration, liver problems serious infections and any severe heart conditions after its administration as these symptoms are characteristics of a condition called lactic acidosisread less
Mode of Action of Endoformin Sr 1000mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
How Does It Work?
The composition of Endoformin Sr 1000mg Strip Of 10 Tablets works by providing a smooth passage for the entry of sugar into the cells by the reducing of sugar levels formed in the liver and lowering the amount of glucose absorbed in the intestines.
Directions for Use of Endoformin Sr 1000mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Endoformin Sr 1000mg Strip Of 10 Tablets should be swallowed orally with water in the exact dosage prescribed by the doctor.
Interactions of Endoformin Sr 1000mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Interactions with other medicines
- Birth control pills
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Medicines used for the treatment of heart diseases or blood pressure
- Thyroid medicines
- Medicines used in the treatment of pain and inflammation (NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors)
Interactions with food items
This medicine is known to reduce the absorption of vitamin B12. Kindly consult your doctor for appropriate dietary restrictions with the use of this medication.
Other general Interactions
Individuals with kidney or liver disorders, type 1 diabetes mellitus, vomiting, dehydration and abnormal heart rhythms are urged to select an alternative medicine for their respective conditions.
Storage and disposal of Endoformin Sr 1000mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
This medicine is supposed to kept at ambient room temperature without the exposure of heat, light and moisture. Also, it should be far from children's grasp. In the correct disposal of this medicine, kindly follow medical waste management guidelines instructed by the pharmacist.
Dosage of Endoformin Sr 1000mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
The overdose of Endoformin Sr 1000mg Strip Of 10 Tablets causes vomiting, stomach ache, muscle cramps and difficulty in breathing (all are the symptoms of lactic acidosis).In case of unexpected overdose of this medicine, immediate medical help is advised.
Missed a Dose
In case of unexpected missed dose, take it at the earliest when it is recalled. If it is time for the upcoming scheduled dose, kindly leave the missed dose and take the following dose. The regular schedule should be continued thereafter.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I let my healthcare provider know before starting this medicine?
A: It is advisable to inform your doctor about your complete medical and surgical history along with any history of liver and kidney disorders. The information regarding all your medicines, supplements and herbals should also be shared.
Q: What are some of the home remedies that can increase the effect of this medicine?
A: Appropriate diabetic diet (recommended by a certified dietician) and regular exercise with use of this medicine can improve your response to the treatment with this medicine.
Q: Can I purchase this medicine on online platforms?
A: This medicine is available for purchase on online medical platforms (recognised by FDA or other medical association); however, it is strongly suggested to buy this medication at your nearest pharmacy by producing a valid medical prescription.
Q: Can I start a fresh course with the old prescription?
A: Do not start, alter or halt a new course of this medicine without your doctor's advice or with your previous prescription. Kindly consult your doctor about your condition.
Q: Can I use this medicine for all types of diabetes?
A: No, this medication is for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus only and is not suitable for other types of diabetes.
Last Updated on: 15 Mar 2021 | 01:55 PM (IST)
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