Gluformin 500mg Tab
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Gluformin 500mg Tab is an anti-diabetic medicine that is prescribed to patients for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The generic name of this medicine is metformin.
Uses of Gluformin 500mg Tab
Type II diabetes
Contraindications of Gluformin 500mg Tab
- Allergy to this medicine
- Liver or heart diseases
- Type I diabetics
Side effects of Gluformin 500mg Tab
- Loss of appetite
- Weakness and faintness
- Weight loss
- Reduced vitamin B12 levels
- Rashes, hives and itching
- Redness of the skin
- Abnormal liver tests of jaundice
- Lactic acidosis (characterised by nausea, rapid breathing and weakness in muscles)
Precautions and Warnings of Gluformin 500mg Tab
Can I take Gluformin 500mg Tab during pregnancy?
Naturally, in diabetes occurring during pregnancy, insulin is usually prescribed over any oral antidiabetic medicine. Hence, this medicine must only be administered to a pregnant woman if it is considered safe and prescribed by a doctor.
Can I take Gluformin 500mg Tab while breastfeeding?
This medicine can result in several side effects in the baby as it passes into the milk. Therefore, it is unsafe to be administered to a breastfeeding mother.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
Driving is not recommended after the administration of this medicine if you are experiencing any side effects such as dizziness, etc.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Excessive alcohol along with this medicine can result in a drastic fall in the levels of blood sugar.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are having severe heart, kidney or liver complications
- You experience uncontrolled diarrhoea or vomiting after its administration
- You are suffering from type I diabetes mellitus
- You regularly consume alcohol
Mode of Action of Gluformin 500mg Tab
How Does It Work?
The composition of Gluformin 500mg Tab reduces the sugar absorption by the intestines. It reduces the amount of sugar produced by the liver and facilitates the entry of sugar into the cells.
Directions for Use of Gluformin 500mg Tab
Individuals are advised to take Gluformin 500mg Tab in the prescribed dosage only.
Interactions of Gluformin 500mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Medicines prescribed for asthma and other breathing issues can dampen the working of this medicine
- Taking steroids or NSAIDs along with this medicine can result in suppressing the effect of this medicine and also increasing the blood sugar levels, further affecting the kidneys
- Coupling contraceptives with this medicine leads to decreasing the effect of the latter
Interactions with food items
No side effects of this medicine are known with any food products. Doctors generally provide instructions or diet charts to the individual for better results.
Other general Interactions
Individuals suffering from breathing problems, heart, liver or kidney disorders are advised to mention their respective issues while consulting with the doctor.
Storage and disposal of Gluformin 500mg Tab
You must keep this medicine at room temperature away from any direct contact with light, moisture or heat. You need to adhere to standard waste management guidelines for the formal disposal of this medicine
Dosage of Gluformin 500mg Tab
Overdosing on this medicine can be life-threatening and needs emergency medical assistance. It is advised to quickly get the individual to emergency care. Symptoms of a suspected overdose of Gluformin 500mg Tab include very low blood sugar levels, vomiting, chills, excessive weakness among others.
Missed a Dose
A missed dosage should be made up at the earliest. The dosage, however, should be taken in proper separation with the next scheduled dosage to avoid any chances of an overdose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is this medicine a working prescription to deal with obesity?
A: This medicine is not to be prescribed to persons with obesity as it can lead to several side effects.
Q: What precautions are advised before getting a CT scan or an X-Ray?
A: This medicine is known to react with the iodine-containing contrast medium given to individuals in the imaging procedures. This can result in an increase in blood sugar levels. If you are on the prescription of this medicine, you must tell your doctor as he/she will advise you to stop its dosage two or three days before getting the required X-ray procedure.
Q: What is the onset period for the medicine?
A: The medicine starts working in 24–48 hours.
Q: Is this medicine safe to be taken with painkillers?
A: This medicine is safe to be used with over-the-counter pain killers. However, you should first consult a doctor before starting any prescription.
Q: Is it safe to take this medicine for an extended period of time?
A: Yes, the medicine is safe to be used for a long duration (based on your condition).
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 03:25 PM (IST)
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