Exermet 1gm Tablet
By CIPLA LIMITED
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
Exermet 1gm Tab is a medication that belongs to the biguanide group of medicines and used for managing blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes mellitus. The generic name of Exermet 1gm Tab is metformin.
Uses of Exermet 1gm Tab
The uses of Exermet 1gm Tab include the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus when diet and exercise are ineffectual in controlling the blood sugar levels.
Contraindications of Exermet 1gm Tab
- Insulin-dependent diabetes
- Kidney and liver dysfunctions
- Heavy consumption of alcohol
- Serious respiratory illnesses
Side effects of Exermet 1gm Tab
- Lack of hunger
- Stomach pain
- Loose stools
- Taste alterations
- Reduced vitamin B12 levels
- Weight loss
- Lactic acidosis
- Low blood sugar
- Abnormal liver function and hepatitis
Precautions and Warnings of Exermet 1gm Tab
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
Insulin is usually given during pregnancy. This medicine is only given when insulin fails to achieve the desired effect. Also, you should never use this medicine without a doctor's advise.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
This tablet can pass through breastmilk and cause delirious effects. Do not take it on your own unless told by your doctor.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
If you are on multiple sugar-controlling medicines along with this tablet during driving, you may experience vision problems or your coordination may get affected. Hence, do not drive after the administration of this medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
This medicine along with intake of alcohol can further cause a drop in sugar levels.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You had loss of fluids and minerals due to vomiting, diarrhoea and dehydration
- You have or had lactic acidosis, stomach ache or muscle cramps
- You have difficulty in breathing
- You have reduced temperatures in the body
Mode of Action of Exermet 1gm Tab
How Does It Work?
During the condition of diabetes mellitus, either pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the body cannot effectively utilise the produced insulin, thereby leading to insulin resistance. Due to which, the glucose is unable to enter into the cells, further causing the accumulation of high levels of glucose in the blood. The composition of Exermet 1gm Tab works by decreasing the amount of glucose absorbed from the intestines, lowering the quantity of sugar produced by the liver, and facilitating the entry of sugar into the cells.
Directions for Use of Exermet 1gm Tab
Take this tablet with a glass of water, and then you can have food. Make sure that you take the dosage of Exermet 1gm Tab regularly in the same amount directed by the doctor. Do not take more than instructed and do not skip tablets.
Interactions of Exermet 1gm Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Phenytoin Birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy Diet pills or medicines to treat asthma, colds or allergies Diuretics Heart or blood pressure medications Niacin Phenothiazines Steroids (prednisone, methylprednisolone, dexamethasone, and others) Thyroid medicine Furosemide and cimetidine An injection of iodine-containing contrast medium NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors
Interactions with food items
This medication can reduce the vitamin B12 levels in the body. Hence, you should do a proper screening of the same from time to time.
Other general Interactions
This medication should not be used by individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus, liver or kidney diseases, heart failure, severe respiratory disease and severe lung infections.
Storage and disposal of Exermet 1gm Tab
A tight container away from light, moisture, heat and children's reach would be suitable for storing this medicine in its original packaging. Proper and correct disposal of this medicine is recommended via standard methods advised by the doctor.
Dosage of Exermet 1gm Tab
Symptoms of overdose of Exermet 1gm Tab include excessive vomiting, stomach pain, muscle problems, and breathing difficulty. An overdose of this medicine needs immediate medical help.
Missed a Dose
If you miss the dose, take immediately and have your meals. If it is time for the next scheduled administration, skip the missed dose and continue with the rest of the tablets in the normal schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Do I need any dietary modification while on this medicine?
A: It is better to cut down all sugar-rich products such as cakes, chocolates, biscuits and carbonated drinks during the prescribed period of this medicine. Also, consume less amount of bitter gourd as it can further lower your blood sugar levels.
Q: When will I feel alright?
A: This medicine will show its effect in a suitable time as per your condition as it varies from person to person. You can assess the working of the tablet by taking regular blood sugar tests.
Q: Can I stop taking this medicine?
A: If stopped abruptly, this medicine can result in a rapid increase in sugar levels. The use of this medicine is not suggested to be stopped unless your doctor finds it beneficial to stop.
Q: What must I do if I feel like fainting while on this tablet?
A: If you feel like fainting after the administration of this tablet, take a sweet candy or sugar cubes. Always carry a sugar source during the administration period of this medicine that can provide you with instant energy to compensate the low sugar levels.
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- National Center for Biotechnology Information. Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) [Internet]. Metformin.
- American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care. The phantom of lactic acidosis due to metformin in patients with diabetes.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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