Glycomet 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
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Glycomet 500mg Tablet contains Metformin as its active ingredient. It is an oral anti-diabetic medicine belonging to the 'Biguanide' class. Glycomet 500mg Tablet is used to lower the raised blood glucose levels in the blood when it is not being controlled by diet and exercise. It decreases the absorption of glucose from the intestine, thus lowering its production from the liver, resulting in increased utilization of the sugar by the body cells. Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor, preferably after meals. Glycomet 500mg Tablet should not be used by children below 10 years of age. Abrupt stopping of this medicine can result in increased blood sugar level and its complications. You may experience taste disturbance, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea while you are on this medicine. Mostly the side effects get resolved over a short period of time. If it worsens, reach out to the nearest clinic or hospital.
Uses of Glycomet 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Glycomet 500mg 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 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
- If you are allergic to Metformin or any other ingredient of Glycomet 500mg 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 extreme high or low blood sugar level.
Side effects of Glycomet 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
- Abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
- Taste disturbance
Precautions and Warnings of Glycomet 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Can I take Glycomet 500mg Tablet during pregnancy?
Glycomet 500mg Tablet should not be used during pregnancy as it may cause harm to the unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are planning a pregnancy, he might suggest some other alternative.
Can I take Glycomet 500mg Tablet while breastfeeding?
Glycomet 500mg Tablet passes into the breast milk in very small quantities which might not be harmful to the baby. Metformin should be used with caution while nursing newborn and premature infants.
Can I drive if I have taken Glycomet 500mg Tablet?
Glycomet 500mg Tablet does not affect the ability to drive. However, if you experience dizziness or a decrease in blood sugar level after taking this medicine, it is advised to avoid driving.
Can I consume alcohol with Glycomet 500mg Tablet?
Alcohol intake should be avoided when taking Glycomet 500mg Tablet as it increases the risk of lactic acidosis (acid-base imbalance).
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have lactic acidosis (acid-base imbalance) characterised by difficulty in breathing, abdominal 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 500mg Tablet should not be used by children below 10 years of age.
Mode of Action of Glycomet 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
How Does It Work?
Glycomet 500mg 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 of sugar by the body cells from the blood.
Directions for Use of Glycomet 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Glycomet 500mg Tablet should be taken as instructed by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Take it at a fixed time for optimal results. Do not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
Interactions of Glycomet 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Interactions with other medicines
- Verapamil, rifampicin, cimetidine, olaparib alter the effectiveness of Glycomet 500mg Tablet in the body.
- Diuretics and thiazide, oral contraceptives, isoniazid, corticosteroids, phenytoin, nicotinic acid, calcium channel blockers, thyroid medicines, oestrogen tablets, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptors antagonists, etc. increase the blood sugar levels and can cause damage in the kidneys, especially in individuals who are suffering from kidney disorders.read less
- Discuss with your doctor about any other medicine, herbal preparation and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any possible interactions.
Storage and disposal of Glycomet 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
- Store this medicine below 25°C in a cool and dry place.
- Protect it from light and moisture.
- Keep the product out of reach and sight of children and pets.
Dosage of Glycomet 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Overdose of Glycomet 500mg Tablet is associated with lactic acidosis presenting with symptoms of drowsiness, rapid breathing, severe vomiting, diarrhoea, irregular heartbeats. If you experience any of the symptoms or think you have taken too much of this medicine, then contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
If you missed any dose of this medicine, 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 dose schedule. Do not take a double dose of this medicine to compensate for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What care is essential before using Glycomet 500mg Tablet?
A: It is crucial to inform your doctor about the medicines taken for the disorders of kidneys, heart, liver, lungs etc. that you may be suffering from, before using Glycomet 500mg Tablet. The names of the medicines should be provided correctly to the doctor.
Q: What are the effects of Glycomet 500mg Tablet on fertility?
A: Research studies show that Glycomet 500mg Tablet does not affect the fertility of either gender in mice.
Q: Will I suffer from cancer if I take Glycomet 500mg Tablet?
A: In various scientific studies, it is observed that Glycomet 500mg Tablet does not cause cancer in animals when they were administered with high doses of Glycomet 500mg Tablet.
Q: Can I use Glycomet 500mg Tablet later after few days after using it?
A: Glycomet 500mg Tablet can be used for three years from the date of its manufacture.
Q: Is it necessary to continue exercising after starting Glycomet 500mg Tablet?
A: Glycomet 500mg 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 500mg Tablet reduce weight?
A: No, Glycomet 500mg 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 500mg Tablet be stopped?
A: No, you should never stop taking Glycomet 500mg 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.
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Last Updated on: 03 Mar 2021 | 11:19 AM (IST)
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