Forson Sr 500mg Tablet
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The composition of Forson Sr 500mg Tab is the medicine metformin. It belongs to the biguanide group of medicines. It reduces blood sugar levels and is therefore used for treating diabetes mellitus.
Uses of Forson Sr 500mg Tab
The uses of Forson Sr 500mg Tab include the treatement of type 2 diabetes mellitus
Contraindications of Forson Sr 500mg Tab
- Type 1 diabetes mellitus
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Heart failure
- Severe respiratory disease
- Heavy alcohol consumption
- Allergy (hypersensitivity) to the medicine
- Severe infection, such as infections of lung or kidney (can increase the risk for lactic acidosis)
Side effects of Forson Sr 500mg Tab
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach ache
- Mild diarrhoea
- Altered taste sensations
- Decreased vitamin B12 levels
- Skin rashes, redness, itching and hives
- Weight loss
- Lactic acidosis
- Abnormal liver function tests
Precautions and Warnings of Forson Sr 500mg Tab
Can I take Forson Sr 500mg Tab during pregnancy?
This medicine can be used during pregnancy only if prescribed by your physician. In most cases, insulin is preferred for pregnant women instead of oral hypoglycemic agents like this medication.
Can I take this medication while breastfeeding?
There is evidence that shows that this medicine is passed into breast milk. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid this medication while breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
Yes, you can drive while you are on this medication. Be cautious if you are simultaneously taking other hypoglycemic agents. The combination of these medicines may cause low sugar levels which will result in dizziness or faintness. It is recommended to carry a juice box or chocolate with you while driving.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
It is not safe to consume excessive amounts of alcohol with this medicine as alcohol reduces its effectiveness and also lowers blood sugar levels. The combination may result in lactic acidosis.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You are vomiting or experiencing stomach ache, muscle cramps, difficulty in breathing, or reduced body temperature and heartbeat.
Mode of Action of Forson Sr 500mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Insulin is required to absorb glucose from the blood into the cells. Thereafter, it is converted into energy. Diabetes mellitus either causes the pancreas to produce less insulin or the body cells to be less sensitive to insulin. This medicine decreases glucose production by the liver, increases insulin sensitivity to enable glucose uptake from the blood into the cells and decreases glucose absorption from the intestine into the blood.
Directions for Use of Forson Sr 500mg Tab
This medicine can be taken with or after a meal as directed by the physician.
Interactions of Forson Sr 500mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy
- Diet pills
- Medicines used to treat asthma, colds or allergies
- Diuretics like acetazolamide, furosemide
- Heart or blood pressure medications
- Steroids (prednisone, methylprednisolone, dexamethasone and others)
- Thyroid medicine
- Long-term use of NSAIDs like ibuprofen
- COX-2 inhibitors like celecoxib
Interactions with food items
This medication decreases the absorption of vitamin B12. Hence, your vitamin B12 levels should be monitored and your diet adjusted accordingly. Consult your doctor to find a suitable means to meet your dietary requirements.
Storage and disposal of Forson Sr 500mg Tab
This medicine should be stored in a cool, dry place and away from light. Keep out of the reach of children.
Dosage of Forson Sr 500mg Tab
The dosage of Forson Sr 500mg Tab should be as prescribed by your doctor. Overdose of the medicine causes initial symptoms like nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, muscle cramps and difficulty in breathing which can eventually lead to lactic acidosis. Report to your doctor immediately if you observe any of these symptoms.
Missed a Dose
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible so your blood sugar level does not rise. However, if it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the dose or take an extra dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What lifestyle changes must I make while taking Forson Sr 500mg Tab?
A: This medicine works best along with a good diet and exercise. You will have to have a diabetic diet as advised by your doctor or dietician. Exercise is known to decrease insulin resistance in the body.
Q: Is this medicine a replacement for the dietary restrictions that are to be followed by diabetes mellitus patients?
A: No, this medicine cannot be used as a replacement for dietary restrictions. It regulates your blood sugar level, but a well balanced diabetic diet and regular exercise will keep you in good health.
Q: I have to have an X-ray or scan done. Are there any concerns that I need to have about my treatment with this medicine?
A: For an X-ray or scan, you may need to have an injection of iodine-containing contrast medium. In this case, your doctor will ask you to stop taking the medicine before or at the time of the injection.
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Forson Sr 500mg Tab
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 12:59 PM (IST)
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