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Formin Plus 1000mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Formin Plus 1000mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
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Formin Plus 1000mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

By ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
81.6*
MRP 96.00
15% OFF
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Anti-diabetic

Medical Description

This medicine belongs to the biguanide group of medicines and is utilised for controlling blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes mellitus. The generic name of Formin Plus 1000mg Tablet 10'S is metformin.
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Uses of Formin Plus 1000mg Tablet 10'S

The uses of Formin Plus 1000mg Tablet 10'S include controlling and regulation of type 2 diabetes mellitus (non-insulin-dependent diabetes) when diet and exercise cannot control the blood glucose levels.
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Contraindications of Formin Plus 1000mg Tablet 10'S

  • Type I diabetes mellitus
  • Liver or kidney diseases
  • Heart failure
  • Severe respiratory diseases

Side effects of Formin Plus 1000mg Tablet 10'S

  • The usual side effects of Formin Plus 1000mg Tablet 10'S include a loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach ache and mild diarrhoea
  • A rare but critical side effect of this medicine is lactic acidosis. This medicine can result in abnormal liver function tests and hepatitis. Report to your doctor immediately in case you notice yellowing of eyes or skin. If this medicine is prescribed with other anti-diabetic medicines, it can lead to an excessive drop in blood sugar levels
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Precautions and Warnings of Formin Plus 1000mg Tablet 10'S

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
A:
This medicine should not be taken during pregnancy without doctor's advice. In pregnancy-related diabetes, insulin is the most preferred choice of medicine over any oral blood glucose-lowering medicines. However, if this medicine is deemed suitable during pregnancy by the doctor, then it will be prescribed to you.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
A:
It must not be used during breastfeeding as it can pass into breastmilk and can lead to adverse effects.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
A:
If you use this medicine, then there are chances that your blood sugar level may fall and you may feel faintness, confusion and increased sweating. You should be cautious while driving and carry sugar bars and drinks to compensate for the same.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
A:
You should avoid excessive alcohol use while taking this medicine as it reduces the blood sugar levels and increases the risk of lactic acidosis.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You feel vomiting, stomach ache, muscle cramps, difficulty in breathing, reduced body temperature and heartbeat after taking this medicine
  • You have dehydration-related symptoms such as severe vomiting, diarrhoea after its administration. This can lead to a critical condition called lactic acidosis.

Mode of Action of Formin Plus 1000mg Tablet 10'S

How Does It Work?

In the condition of diabetes mellitus, the pancreas either does not produce sufficient insulin or your body is not able to effectively utilise the insulin produced. So, glucose is unable to enter into the cells, further leading to high blood glucose levels. The composition of Formin Plus 1000mg Tablet 10'S lowers the amount of glucose absorbed from the intestines, reduces the amount of sugar created by the liver and promotes/facilitates the entry of sugar into the cells.
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Directions for Use of Formin Plus 1000mg Tablet 10'S

Swallow the entire tablet as a whole with water without chewing or crushing the tablet. Follow your doctor's advice in consuming the dosage of Formin Plus 1000mg Tablet 10'S.

Interactions of Formin Plus 1000mg Tablet 10'S

Interactions with other medicines

Some medicines that can interact with this medicine which are as follows: steroid tablets (prednisone, methylprednisolone, dexamethasone, etc.), thyroid medications, birth control pills, niacin, phenothiazines, phenytoin, heart or blood pressure medicines, medicines to treat asthma, colds or allergies. If you have to take an iodine-containing contrast medium injection into your bloodstream, for an X-ray or scan, your physician will ask you to stop taking this medicine before or at the time of injection. If you are on a medication that is used to treat pain and inflammation for a long term, it can damage your kidneys along with the use of this medicine. Use of such medicines in diabetes should be avoided.
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Interactions with food items

This medicine causes a reduced absorption of vitamin B12 if taken in long time. Kindly consult your doctor for further tests in the monitoring of levels of vitamin B12 continually.

Other general Interactions

Individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus, severe liver or kidney diseases, heart failure and critical respiratory diseases along with chronic alcoholics are recommended not to use this medicine.

Storage and disposal of Formin Plus 1000mg Tablet 10'S

Store this medicine at room temperature in its original packaging while preventing it excess heat, moisture, direct light and children's reach. Standard waste management procedures should be followed in the correct disposal of this medicine.
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Dosage of Formin Plus 1000mg Tablet 10'S

Overdose

Seek emergency medical help in case you suspect an overdose of Formin Plus 1000mg Tablet 10'S as it may lead to lactic acidosis. Signs of lactic acidosis are vomiting, stomach ache, muscle cramps and difficulty in breathing.
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Missed a Dose

If you happen to miss the administration of this medicine, take it as quickly as you recall it along with food. If it is time for your next dose, then take the scheduled one. Do not try to compensate for the missed one by taking double or extra doses.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How does this medicine work?

A: This medicine works by decreasing the quantity of sugar released into the blood, and it also improves the insulin sensitivity.

Q: What do I do if I feel sick after taking this medicine?

A: Always take this medicine along with food to avoid getting sick. If you still feel unwell, then contact your doctor.

Q: How long should I take it?

A: You need to adhere to your doctor's instructions in taking the correct dosage of this medicine. You may start with low dosage and, gradually, it will increase over a few weeks as per your condition.

Q: Is this medicine suitable for all people with type 2 diabetes?

A: This medicine is not suitable (effective) for people with type 2 diabetes, especially people suffering from liver or kidney problems.

Q: How is this medicine different from other diabetes medicines?

A: Antidiabetic medicines work by increasing the insulin production; however, this medication does not increase the insulin production. Also, it does not lead to weight gain, unlike other antidiabetic medications.

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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 06:54 AM (IST)
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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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