Gluformin I 1gm Strip Of 15 Tablets
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15 Tablet(s) in Strip
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The composition of Gluformin I 1gm Tab 15'S includes metformin as the primary ingredient. It is an antihyperglycemic agent and belongs to the biguanide class of medicines. It is the medicine of choice for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Uses of Gluformin I 1gm Tab 15'S
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Contraindications of Gluformin I 1gm Tab 15'S
- Liver and serious kidney diseases
- Conditions wherein the body starts producing a large amount of acid (diabetic ketoacidosis, lactic acidosis)
- Alcohol abuse
- Blood diseases (anaemia, vitamin B12 deficiency)
- Allergy to the medicine
- Severe infections
Side effects of Gluformin I 1gm Tab 15'S
- The most common side effects of Gluformin I 1gm Tab 15'S are stomach pain, low appetite, diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting, metallic mouth taste and fatigue
- Serious side effects are distorted vision, mouth ulcer, painful urination, irregular breathing, sore throat, decreased heartbeat, yellowish skin/eye, muscle weakness or pain, severe weakness and light-headedness, and allergic reactions (rash, redness and fever)Read less
Precautions and Warnings of Gluformin I 1gm Tab 15'S
Can I take Gluformin I 1gm Tab 15'S during pregnancy?
Pregnant women are advised not to take this tablet. Insulin therapy is the preferred treatment for pregnant diabetics.
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
This medicine can easily be excreted in breast milk. Therefore, avoid breastfeeding while on this medicine. Speak to your doctor to understand your alternatives.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
Yes, you can drive after consuming this tablet. However, as this medicine can cause your blood sugar to fall, ensure that you carry something sweet such as a chocolate or a juice-box to consume if you experience faintness, confusion and increased sweating.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Heavy alcohol consumption may increase blood sugar levels and can lead to serious side effects.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You have a condition that is causing dehydration, or you struggle with alcoholism, severe heart diseases, liver problems, uncontrolled diabetes, serious infections, etc.
Mode of Action of Gluformin I 1gm Tab 15'S
How Does It Work?
In type 2 diabetes mellitus, the pancreas is not able to produce a sufficient amount of insulin or the body does not properly use the insulin produced. Due to these conditions, one's blood sugar level increases. This medicine works by decreasing the amount of glucose absorbed from the intestine, lowering the amount of sugar created by the liver, and facilitating the entry of sugar into the cells.
Directions for Use of Gluformin I 1gm Tab 15'S
This medicine is available in tablet form and is consumed after a meal to lower the chances of stomach discomfort. A patient should take a lot of fluid while taking this medicine.
Interactions of Gluformin I 1gm Tab 15'S
Interactions with other medicines
This medicine can interact with eye drops (glaucoma eye drop), steroids (prednisolone), contraceptive pills, diuretic (furosemide), few medications which treated heart diseases (metoprolol, propranolol) and sex hormones (progesterone, testosterone and oestrogen).
Interactions with food items
Prolonged usage of this tablet results in a reduction of vitamin B12 absorption. Your doctor will prescribe supplements and provide suggestions on how to meet your nutrition requirements.
Storage and disposal of Gluformin I 1gm Tab 15'S
This tablet is stored at room temperature and away from direct sunlight, moisture and the reach of children. Unused and expired tablets are to be disposed of carefully.
Dosage of Gluformin I 1gm Tab 15'S
The dosage of Gluformin I 1gm Tab 15'S will be provided by your doctor. Overdose is associated with persistent nausea/ vomiting/diarrhoea, severe stomach ache, irregular heartbeat, tiredness and rapid breathing.
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose as early as possible if there is sufficient time between it and the next listed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can a patient take Gluformin I 1gm Tab 15'S before surgery?
A: You should stop using the medicine a few days before surgery to avoid any side effects.
Q: Are there any changes to my lifestyle that have to be made while I am taking this medicine?
A: Eat a diet which contains less sugar, do exercise or yoga, quit smoking and cut down the consumption of alcohol during treatment.
Q: Is clinical monitoring essential while taking this medicine?
A: A patient has to undergo vitamin B12 and other blood-related tests once a year as this medicine may decrease the absorption of vitamin B12 in the body.
Q: Does this medication cause low blood sugar?
A: This medicine can cause a low blood sugar level when taken with other diabetes medicines (insulin or gliclazide). Therefore, a patient must be very watchful while take both the medications simultaneously.
Q: Can this medicine be taken throughout my life to treat my condition?
A: Yes, a patient can take this medicine life-long as it is a safe medication.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 05:48 AM (IST)
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