Glycomet 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Glycomet 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Glycomet 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Glycomet 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Glycomet 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Glycomet 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Glycomet 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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Medical Description

Glycomet 500 tablet is an oral anti-diabetic medicine containing metformin as an active ingredient. The medicine used is for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It decreasing the absorption of ...
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Uses of Glycomet 500 MG

Glycomet 500 tablet is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Contraindications of Glycomet 500 MG

  • If you are allergic to metformin or other ingredients of Glycomet 500 tablet.
  • You may have kidney failure or liver disease.
  • You may have several conditions such as dehydration, shock and severe infection.
  • You may have an acid-base imbalance in the body or diabetes complications like diabetic ketoacidosis.
  • If you have conditions like heart failure, lung failure, shock, heart attack, etc.
  • If you have unconsciousness due to either extremely high or low blood sugar level.

Side effects of Glycomet 500 MG

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

Precautions and Warnings of Glycomet 500 MG


Can I take Glycomet 500 tablet during pregnancy?
Please consult the doctor before using Glycomet 500 tablet during pregnancy or if you are planning a pregnancy. In pregnancy-related diabetes, insulin is preferred over other oral blood-glucose-lowering medicines. The doctor suggests some other alternative.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Glycomet 500 medicine while breastfeeding?
It passes into breast milk in very small quantities which may not be harmful to the baby. Metformin must be used with caution while nursing newborn and premature infants.


Can I drive if I have taken Glycomet 500 medicine?
If you are taking Glycomet 500 medicine with other antidiabetic medicines, there are chances that blood sugar might fall. You might experience dizziness, confusion and increased sweating. Thus, in this case, you should take extra care when driving. Keep a juice or chocolate handy while driving, in case of these, immediately have it.


Can I consume alcohol with Glycomet 500 medicine?
Avoid alcohol while taking Glycomet 500 tablet as it increases the risk of lactic acidosis (acid-base imbalance).

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You may have lactic acidosis (acid-base imbalance) characterised by difficulty in breathing, abdominal pain, muscle cramps and dehydration.
  • You may have altered kidney function.
  • You may have heart disease such as heart failure.
  • You may have a planned surgery.
  • Avoid using the medicine in children below 10 years of age.

Mode of Action of Glycomet 500 MG

How Does It Work?

Glycomet 500 tablet decreases the amount of glucose absorbed from the intestine, thereby lowering the production of glucose or sugar in the liver. It increases the absorption of sugar by the body cell...
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Directions for Use of Glycomet 500 MG

Glycomet 500 tablet should be taken as instructed by the doctor. Swallow the entire with a glass of water. Take at a fixed time for optimal results. Avoid overdose then prescribed by the doctor.

Interactions of Glycomet 500 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines affect the way the Glycomet 500 tablet works or the Glycomet tablet itself reduces the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Inform the doctor about the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid possible interaction.
  • Especially medicines to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, high or abnormal cholesterol levels, blood thinners, anti-infectives, anti-asthmatics, pain killers, immunomodulatory medicines or med...
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Storage and disposal of Glycomet 500 MG

  • Store Glycomet 500 tablet below 25°C at a cool and dry place.
  • Protect it from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Keep it out of reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Glycomet 500 MG


Overdose of Glycomet 500 tablet is associated with lactic acidosis presenting with symptoms of drowsiness, rapid breathing, severe vomiting, diarrhoea, irregular heartbeats, etc. If you experience any...
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Missed a Dose

If you missed a dose of the medicine, then take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with the regular dose schedule. Avoid double dose of ...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What care is essential before using Glycomet 500 medicine?

A: It is crucial to inform the doctor about the medicines taken for the disorders of kidneys, heart, liver, lungs, etc that you may be suffering from or before using Glycomet 500 tablet. Inform the name of the medicine properly.

Q: Continue exercise is necessary after starting Glycomet 500 medicine?

A: The medicine 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 500 tablet reduce weight?

A: No, Glycomet 500 tablet does not increase or decrease the weight. You should continue to exercise and follow the diet while you are on the medicine.

Q: Can Glycomet 500 tablet be stopped?

A: No, you should never stop taking Glycomet 500 tablet without consulting the doctor. Abruptly stopping the medicine results in a sudden rise in blood glucose levels and cause further harm to the kidney and other organs.

Q: What is the best time to take the Glycomet?

A: You can take the Glycomet at any time of the day, advised by the doctor, But it's best to take it with a meal to reduce the side effects.

Q: How quickly does the Glycomet work?

A: Glycomet does not instantly reduce blood sugar levels. It may take a few days to show its full effect. Glycomet will help keep your blood sugar level stable and reduce your chances of diabetes-related problems in the future.

Q: What is the use of Glycomet 500 tablet?

A: Glycomet 500 tablet is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Q: Is Metformin the same as Glycomet?

A: Yes, Glycomet 500 tablet contains metformin (an oral anti-diabetic agent) as its active ingredient.
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ContainsMetformin(500.0 Mg)
UsesType 2 Diabetes mellitus
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, taste disturbance, stomach pain
Last Updated on: 10 Feb 2022 | 09:31 AM (IST)
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