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Glycomet 1gm Strip Of 15 Tablets

15 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Metformin(1.0 G)
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Glycomet-1 GM tablet is an oral anti-diabetic medicine. Glycomet tablet is used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. It contains metformin as its active ingredient. Metformin acts by lowering the raised...
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Uses of Glycomet 1gm Strip Of 15 Tablets

Glycomet-1 GM tablet is used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in overweight patients when dietary changes and exercise fail to achieve satisfactory glycaemic control.

Contraindications of Glycomet 1gm Strip Of 15 Tablets

  • If you are allergic to metformin or any other ingredients of the Glycomet-1 GM tablet.
  • If you have kidney failure.
  • If you have several conditions such as dehydration, shock and severe infection.
  • If you have an acid-base imbalance in the body or diabetes complications such as diabetic ketoacidosis.
  • If you have conditions such as heart failure, lung failure, shock, heart attack.
  • If you have liver disease.
  • If you had unconsciousness due to either extremely high or low blood sugar level.

Side effects of Glycomet 1gm Strip Of 15 Tablets

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Taste disturbance

Precautions and Warnings of Glycomet 1gm Strip Of 15 Tablets



Can I take the Glycomet-1 GM tablet during pregnancy?
In general, in pregnancy-related diabetes or uncontrolled diabetes during pregnancy, insulin is preferred over any oral blood-glucose-lowering medicines to reduce the risk of foetal malformations. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or if you are planning pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I take the Glycomet-1 GM tablet while breastfeeding?
Glycomet-1 GM tablet passes into the breastmilk in very small quantities which might not be harmful to the baby. Metformin should be used with caution while nursing newborn and premature infants, only if prescribed by your doctor.


Can I drive if I have taken the Glycomet-1 GM tablet?
If you are taking the Glycomet-1 GM tablet along with other antidiabetic medicines, there are chances that your blood sugar levels can fall too low. You may experience dizziness, faintness, confusion and increased sweating. So, in this case, you should take extra care when driving. Keep a juice or chocolate handy while driving, in case you start experiencing any of these, immediately have it.


Can I consume alcohol with the Glycomet-1 GM tablet?
Alcohol intake should be avoided when taking the Glycomet-1 GM tablet as it increases the risk of lactic acidosis (acid-base imbalance).

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You develop an allergic reaction after taking the Glycomet-1 GM tablet.
  • You have lactic acidosis (an acid-base imbalance) characterised by vomiting, difficulty in breathing, stomach pain, muscle cramps, dehydration.
  • You have altered kidney function.
  • You have heart disease such as heart failure.
  • You have a planned surgery.
  • You have or are going to administer any contrast medium in the body.
  • Glycomet-1 GM tablet should not be used by children below 10 years of age.

Mode of Action of Glycomet 1gm Strip Of 15 Tablets

How Does It Work?

Metformin in Glycomet-1 GM tablet works by decreasing the amount of glucose absorbed from the intestine, thereby lowering the production of glucose or sugar in the liver and increasing the absorption ...
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Directions for Use of Glycomet 1gm Strip Of 15 Tablets

  • Glycomet-1 GM tablet should be taken as instructed by your doctor.
  • Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • Take it at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • Do not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Glycomet 1gm Strip Of 15 Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way the Glycomet-1 GM tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interactions.
  • Especially, if you are on certain medications like oral contraceptives, antihypertensives (like captopril, verapamil), medicines used for thyroid disorders, anti-epileptic medicines like phenytoin, a...
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  • Caution is advised on the simultaneous use of these medicines during the treatment as it can affect the kidneys especially in individuals who are suffering from kidney disorders.

Storage and disposal of Glycomet 1gm Strip Of 15 Tablets

  • Store the Glycomet-1 GM tablets below 25°C in a cool and dry place.
  • Protect it from light and moisture.
  • Keep the product out of the reach and sight of children and pets.

Dosage of Glycomet 1gm Strip Of 15 Tablets


An overdose of the Glycomet-1 GM tablet is associated with lactic acidosis presenting with symptoms of drowsiness, rapid breathing, severe vomiting, diarrhoea, irregular heartbeats. If you experience ...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of the Glycomet-1 GM tablet, then take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing s...
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Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What care is essential before using the Glycomet-1 GM tablet?

A: It is crucial to inform your doctor about all the medicines taken for the disorders of kidneys, heart, liver, lungs, etc. that you may be suffering from before using the Glycomet-1 GM tablet. The names of the medicines should be provided correctly to the doctor.

Q: What are the effects of the Glycomet-1 GM tablet on fertility?

A: Research studies show that the Glycomet-1 GM tablet does not affect the fertility, when the study was conducted on mice.

Q: Is it necessary to continue exercising after starting the Glycomet-1 GM tablet?

A: Glycomet-1 GM tablet for diabetes or decreasing the sugar level in one's blood is most effective when it is used in combination with regular exercises and a proper diet.

Q: Will Glycomet-1 GM tablet reduce weight?

A: No, Glycomet-1 GM tablet does not reduce weight. It neither increases nor decreases the weight. You should continue to exercise and follow your diet while you are on this medicine.

Q: Can Glycomet-1 GM tablet be stopped if I start feeling improvement in my condition?

A: No, you should never stop taking the Glycomet-1 GM tablet without consulting your doctor. Abruptly stopping the medicine can result in a sudden rise in blood glucose levels and cause further harm to the kidney and other organs.

Q: I use vitamin B12 supplements. Can I take Glycomet-1 GM tablet?

A: Glycomet-1 GM tablet can reduce the absorption of vitamin B12. Talk to your doctor about the supplements, other medications and your dietary pattern. He might make changes in the prescription if needed. You might be advised to do a routine vitamin B12 screening.

Q: I experience a sudden drop in my blood sugar levels. Is it due to Glycomet-1 GM tablet?

A: Glycomet-1 GM tablet on its own, generally does not cause hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar). However, when given other antidiabetic medications, you might experience hypoglycaemia.


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ContainsMetformin(1.0 G)
UsesType 2 Diabetes mellitus
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, taste disturbance, stomach pain
Last Updated on: 15 Jul 2021 | 11:19 AM (IST)
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