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Gluformin Xl 500mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Gluformin Xl 500mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

Gluformin Xl 500mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

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Metformin(500.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Gluformin Xl 500mg Tab 15`S is an antidiabetic medicine that is made up of the salt metformin. It is used for treating type II diabetes.

Uses of Gluformin Xl 500mg Tab 15`S

  • Type II diabetes

Contraindications of Gluformin Xl 500mg Tab 15`S

  • Allergy to the medicine
  • Type I diabetes
  • Liver disease    
  • Kidney disease
  • Heart failure
  • Severe respiratory disease
  • Heavy consumption of alcohol
  • Severe infection

Side effects of Gluformin Xl 500mg Tab 15`S

  • Reduced vitamin B12 levels
  • Rashes
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach ache
  • Weakness and faintness
  • Redness of the skin
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhoea
  • Low blood sugar
  • Weight loss

Precautions and Warnings of Gluformin Xl 500mg Tab 15`S


Can I take Gluformin Xl 500mg Tab 15`S during pregnancy?
Insulin is usually given to a pregnant woman for the treatment of diabetes. However, this medicine can be administered if it is considered safe and prescribed by a doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
This medicine passes into the milk and to the infant, which can result in several side effects. Hence, it is deemed unsafe for a breastfeeding mother.


Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
The medicine can cause your blood sugar levels to drop. This will result in symptoms of faintness, confusion and increased sweating. Do not drive if these symptoms occur. As a precaution, you can carry something sweet that you can consume if you begin to feel faint.


Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Consumption of alcohol along with this medicine can lower the blood sugar to a dangerous level. It can also lead to a condition called lactic acidosis, where lactic acid is produced in excess in the body.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience uncontrolled diarrhoea or vomiting
  • You have a condition that causes dehydration

Mode of Action of Gluformin Xl 500mg Tab 15`S

How Does It Work?

The antidiabetic composition of Gluformin Xl 500mg Tab 15`S works by facilitating the entry of sugar into the cell and decreasing the absorption of sugar by the intestines.

Directions for Use of Gluformin Xl 500mg Tab 15`S

The medicine is usually taken with the first meal of the day. Take the medicine in the prescribed dosage only.

Interactions of Gluformin Xl 500mg Tab 15`S

Interactions with other medicines

  • Phenytoin
  • Birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy
  • Diet pills
  • Medicines used to treat asthma, colds, or allergies
  • Diuretics
  • Heart or blood pressure medications
  • Niacin 
  • Phenothiazines
  • Steroids such as prednisone, methylprednisolone and dexamethasone
  • Thyroid medicines
  • Furosemide
  • Cimetidine

Interactions with food items

There are no known side effects of food products with the medicine. Doctors can, however, provide the individual with a diet suited to their condition and to return better results.

Other general Interactions

Individuals suffering from complications of the kidney are advised to mention their issue while consulting with the doctor for a more informed, safe and productive prescription.

Storage and disposal of Gluformin Xl 500mg Tab 15`S

The medicine must be kept at room temperatures, away from contact with moisture or heat.

Dosage of Gluformin Xl 500mg Tab 15`S


The dosage of Gluformin Xl 500mg Tab 15`S should be as prescribed by your doctor. Overdosing on the medicine or any other diabetes medicine can be fatal and needs urgent medical assistance. It is advised to rush the person to emergency care. The symptoms of a suspected overdose consist of a very low blood sugar level, vomiting, chills, weakness and fainting.
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Missed a Dose

Make up for a missed dosage as early as possible. Keep a proper separation in between the makeup dose and the next scheduled dose to avoid any chance of an overdose.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Why is it advised to stop the medication before getting a CT scan or an X-Ray?

A: This medicine is, in some cases, known to interact with the iodine-containing contrast medium used in the imaging.

Q: How long does it take for the medicine to start showing its positive effects?

A: The medicine starts working in 24 to 48 hours.

Q: What is lactic acidosis, and how does the medicine cause it?

A: Consumption of excess alcohol along with the medicine can lead to lactic acidosis, which is a condition where excess lactate is produced in the body, lowering the pH of the blood and resulting in hampered oxidation.

Q: What lifestyle changes need to be made while on this medicine?

A: This medicine works best along with a good diet and exercise. Exercising can help decrease insulin resistance.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 05:53 AM (IST)
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