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Exermet 500mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Exermet 500mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Exermet 500mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

Exermet 500mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

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15 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Therapeutic classification:

Anti-diabetic
therapy

Medical Description

Exermet 500mg Tab 15`S is classified under the biguanide group of medicines, which are utilised for the treatment of diabetes mellitus for the reduction of elevated blood sugar levels. The generic name of the medicine is metformin.
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Uses of Exermet 500mg Tab 15`S

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Contraindications of Exermet 500mg Tab 15`S

  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Kidney and liver disease
  • Severe respiratory diseases
  • Heart failure
  • Heavy drinkers of alcohol
  • Severe infection
  • Allergic to this medicine and other medicine of biguanide group

Side effects of Exermet 500mg Tab 15`S

  • The common side effects observed after the administration of Exermet 500mg Tab 15`S are nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach ache and mild diarrhoea
  • Other observed adverse effects of Exermet 500mg Tab 15`S as altered taste sensation, decreased vitamin B12 levels, skin rashes, itching, redness, weight loss
  • Some serious effects associated with this medicine could be lactic acidosis, hypoglycaemia, abnormal liver function tests and hepatitis

Precautions and Warnings of Exermet 500mg Tab 15`S

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
A:
This medicine is not prescribed during pregnancy as in pregnancy-related diabetes, insulin is preferred over oral medications. Doctor's advice is mandatory before its use.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
A:
It should not be taken during breastfeeding as it can pass into breast milk and lead to harmful effects.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
A:
It can lead to hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar levels), due to which faintness or confusion can occur. In such cases, be cautious while driving and carry a juice or chocolate with you to maintain your energy levels.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
A:
Excessive consumption of alcohol is not safe as it can lower blood sugar and increases the risk of lactic acidosis.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
You experience stomach ache, vomiting, difficulty in breathing, muscle cramps, reduced body temperature and heartbeat after taking this medicine.

Mode of Action of Exermet 500mg Tab 15`S

How Does It Work?

A hormone called insulin is produced by our pancreas, which transfers the glucose from the blood to the cells where this glucose is used as an energy source by the cell. If you suffer from diabetes mellitus, then either your pancreas do not produce sufficient insulin or your body does not use the insulin properly. Hence, the glucose is not used by the cells and the level of glucose is increased. The composition of Exermet 500mg Tab 15`S decreases the amount of glucose absorbed by the intestines and lowers the production of sugar, thereby facilitating the entry of sugar into cells.
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Directions for Use of Exermet 500mg Tab 15`S

Consume this medicine only after your physician's valid prescription. Do not alter or change the dose by yourself. Keep taking the medicine for your prescribed duration for the best and effective results.
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Interactions of Exermet 500mg Tab 15`S

Interactions with other medicines

It can interact with various medicines such as phenytoin, niacin, phenothiazines, steroids, furosemide, cimetidine, birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, medicines to treat asthma, cold, allergies, heart or blood pressure or pain and inflammation. Avoid its consumption if you are required to have an injection of iodine-containing contrast medium for an X-ray or scan.
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Interactions with food items

This medicine decreases the absorption of vitamin B12 if it is used for a long duration. So, the annual screening of serum vitamin B12 levels and red blood cell parameters is recommended.

Other general Interactions

Individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus, severe respiratory, liver, heart and kidney diseases, addiction to alcohol and severe infections (lung and kidneys) are required to inform the doctor about their respective conditions and should prefer alternative medicine.
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Storage and disposal of Exermet 500mg Tab 15`S

Keep the medicine at room temperature with no direct contact with sunlight, heat, moisture and children. Discard the expired medicines through proper channels.

Dosage of Exermet 500mg Tab 15`S

Overdose

Overdose of Exermet 500mg Tab 15`S can cause lactic acidosis, symptoms of which are stomach ache, vomiting, muscle cramps and difficulty in breathing. Doctor should be immediately consulted in such case.
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Missed a Dose

If you miss any dose, consume it as soon as you remember its timing. If it is about the time for the next dose, then continue with it and skip the missed dose. Do not take both the doses under any condition.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Are there any dietary restrictions associated with this medicine?

A: Individuals who are on the prescription of the medicine are advised to follow the diet recommended by your doctor/dietician. Proper diet and regular exercise will enhance the effectual working of the medicine.

Q: Which of the serious effects are caused by this medicine?

A: It causes a severe condition known as lactic acidosis. The risk factors of which are uncontrolled diabetes, serious infections, dehydration, liver problems or any severe heart conditions.
Last Updated on: 11 Oct 2019 | 09:56 PM (IST)

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