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Forson 500mg Tablet

By UNISON PHARMACEUTICALS
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
7.63*
MRP 9.30
15% OFF
3% EXTRA
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Metformin(500.0 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-DIABETIC

Medical Description

The main ingredient in the composition of Forson 500mg Tab is metformin, which is used to control blood sugar in the body for patients with type 2 diabetes.
    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
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uses

Uses of Forson 500mg Tab

The primary uses of Forson 500mg Tab are to treat type 2 diabetes or prevent the risk of diabetes. This medicine is prescribed when one is unable to control blood sugar levels naturally through exerci...
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contraindications

Contraindications of Forson 500mg Tab

  • Allergic to this medicine
  • Liver and kidney ailments
  • Lung, kidney or other severe infections
  • Heart disease
  • Alcoholism
  • Type 1 diabetes
sideEffects

Side effects of Forson 500mg Tab

  • The most common side effects of consuming Forson 500mg Tab are stomach aches, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting, decreasing appetite, weight loss, drop in vitamin B12 level, rashes, itching and hives on ...
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  • Serious side effects of this medicine can include the excessive build-up of lactic acid in the body (with symptoms like rapid breathing, nausea, muscle weakness and vomiting) although this is a rare o...
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  • Other rare effects can include low blood sugar levels, irregular liver tests and hepatitis
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Forson 500mg Tab

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take these medicines during pregnancy?
A:
It is not safe to take this medicine during pregnancy or if you are planning a pregnancy. Do not consume the tablets without consulting your doctor beforehand.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take this medicine while breast-feeding?
A:
Since this medicine can be passed into breast milk, it is not advised while breast-feeding.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive on this medicine?
A:
There are chances that this medicine can lower your blood sugar beyond the required limit, which could lead to dizziness and unconsciousness. Exercise caution while driving in case you experience any of these symptoms.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
A:
Do not consume alcohol while on these tablets as it can increase the risk of low blood sugar and can lead to excessive build up of lactic acid.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You observe yellowing of the eyes or skin
  • You suffer from vomiting, stomach ache, muscle weakness, breathing problems
  • You experience dehydration caused due to excessive vomiting or diarrhoea. Discontinue the medicine temporarily
  • You experience heart conditions, infections or liver problems which could be caused due to excess lactic acid
  • You need to get an x-ray or scan to be taken, you will be advised to stop this medicine
  • You are on medication to treat pains and inflammation
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Forson 500mg Tab

How Does It Work?

In the case of type 2 diabetes, cells do not get the required amount of sugar (glucose) to produce energy as there is less insulin being released or the insulin produced is not being used efficiently....
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Forson 500mg Tab

This medicine comes as a tablet and can be taken once a day, preferably after a meal to reduce its side effects. Consult your doctor for the appropriate dosage of Forson 500mg Tab. Take the tablet as ...
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interactions

Interactions of Forson 500mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Birth control medicines
  • Hormone control medicines
  • Blood pressure medication
  • Heart medicines
  • Steroids like methylprednisolone, dexamethasone, prednisone and others
  • Thyroid medication
  • Furosemide and cimetidine are known to increase the side effects of this medicine
  • Pain and inflammation medicines such as ibuprofen and celecoxib

Interactions with food items

There are no known interactions of this medicine with food. There maybe a need for vitamin B12 injections as this medicine can reduce the level of this vitamin.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Forson 500mg Tab

Store the tablets in the packaging/container it comes in and keep away from excess heat or moisture. This medicine should also be kept away from the reach of children.
dosage

Dosage of Forson 500mg Tab

Overdose

Immediate medical attention is required in case of an overdose of Forson 500mg Tab; some of the symptoms are severe vomiting, muscle weakness and breathing issues.

Missed a Dose

Do not take a double dose if you have missed out, make sure to take the next scheduled dose instead.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Are there any dietary restrictions while on this medicine?

A: None. However, it is advisable to not skip meals while taking this medication. Follow a balanced diet and get some exercise daily to maximise the effects of the tablets.

Q: How will this tablet affect me if I am already on blood thinning medication?

A: This tablet is usually not prescribed if you are taking medication for heart problems or blood thinning. Inform your doctor and pharmacist promptly if you are being treated for any condition that requires blood thinning medication.

Q: If my blood sugar drops more than required what precaution can I take?

A: It is advised to keep some sweets, fruit juices or sugar cubes handy, These fast acting carbohydrates will help in case your blood sugar level drops too low. If you feel drowsy, giddy or a lack of consciousness immediately consume one of these sweets.

Q: Can I stop the medicine if my blood sugar levels increase?

A: Your doctor will keep a regular track of your blood sugar levels. The dosage will be adjusted as necessary. Do not stop the medication unless advised by your doctor.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 01:43 PM (IST)
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