Glycomet 850mg Strip Of 20 Tablets
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Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S composition is an important anti-diabetic drug used in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. It falls in the category of biaguanide anti-diabetic drug. Its generic name is metformin hydrochloride.
Uses of Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S
- Treats type 2 Diabetes Mellitus that is associated with obesity
- Diabetes which is not controlled with diet and exercise
- Impaired insulin function in conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) etc.
Contraindications of Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S
- Allergy to Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S and its other components
- Heart problems or heart failure
- Severe kidney/liver/respiratory disorder
- Diabetes insipidus or Type 1 diabetes
Side effects of Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S
Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S side effects commonly include nausea, pain in abdomen, diarrhoea, etc. Metallic taste in the mouth is observed in few people as well. Moreover, lactic acidosis, a critical metabolic disorder can be a major side effect. Deficiency of vitamin B12 is common with regular intake of Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S. Weakness in the body is another common side effect caused due to low blood sugar when Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S is taken with other anti-diabetic medications. Abnormality in different liver function tests are a common side effect of Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S.
Precautions and Warnings of Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S
Can I take Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S during pregnancy?
Occasionally, harmful effects have been observed when Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S is taken during pregnancy. Since there are very few studies on taking Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S during pregnancy, doctors generally prescribe insulin instead of Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S for decreasing the blood sugar levels, thereby decreasing the risk of congenital defects in the baby.
Can I take Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S while breastfeeding?
According to different research studies the amount of Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S in breast milk is negligible and not harmful to the infant. Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S can be prescribed to nursing mothers under medical supervision and only if it is very essential.
Can I drive if I have taken Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S?
Do not drive if Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S has been taken with other blood sugar lowering drugs. The decrease in blood sugar levels can cause hazy vision, drowsiness, excessive sweating, etc.
Can I consume alcohol with Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S?
Alcohol taken frequently in small quantities or in large amounts can lead to dehydration and increase the risk of severe lactic acidosis, which can be fatal. Avoid or restrict alcohol intake when taking Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S should be taken carefully in old people because of the high chances of systemic problems related to kidneys, heart, etc. which increase the risk of lactic acidosis. Do not use Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S before X-ray tests or tests that involve injecting iodine-contained dyes in the body. Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S should be stopped during fasting especially pre- and post-surgery. Avoid taking Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S after heart attack, heart failure, etc. Do not fast or eat less while taking Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S.
Mode of Action of Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S
How Does It Work?
By increasing the sensitivity of insulin, Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S helps in decreasing the raised blood sugar levels. Additionally, it also decreases the synthesis of sugar in liver and aids in the increase of uptake of sugar in the body cells from the blood.
Directions for Use of Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S
Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S dosage should be taken in small doses, gradually increasing the dosage as per gastric tolerance. It is administered with meals in divided doses of once or two times in a day. The dose can be increased up to 2550mg and 2000mg in adults and children above 10 years, respectively. Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S is prescribed temporarily to decrease the raised sugar in blood in individuals with well controlled blood sugar level. Dosage can be increased on the basis of periodic blood sugar tests that help in analysing effect of the medication.
Interactions of Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S
Interactions with other medicines
- Oral contraceptives
- Anti-allergy medicines
- Thyroid medicines
- Antihypertensive, etc. increase the blood sugar level.
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Cimetidine, etc. increase the side effects.
Interactions with food items
Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S is better absorbed with food as food aids in reducing symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, loss of appetite,etc.
Other general Interactions
Disorders related to kidneys, liver, lungs, heart, etc. increase the risk of side effects caused by Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S.
Storage and disposal of Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S
Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S is stored at 20-25°C and kept away from the exposure to direct sunlight.
Dosage of Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S
Overdose can result in Lactic Acidosis (Drowsiness, vomiting, diarrhoea, nausea, fast breathing, etc.)
Missed a Dose
The dose should be taken as soon as one remembers, unless it's almost time for the next dose. Do not take double dose of Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should be done before starting Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S?
A: The treating doctor should be informed about any existing diseases of heart, kidneys, lungs or liver and any medications being taken currently, before starting Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S.
Q: What are the effects of Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S on an unborn child if taken during pregnancy?
A: According to research studies, there no congenital birth defects seen in the young ones when Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S was administered in animals. Nevertheless, it is better to inform the treating doctor about your pregnancy before starting Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S to avoid the risk of birth defects in the baby.
Q: Does Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S affect fertility?
A: There are no known observations in research studies to show that Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S affects fertility.
Q: Can I get cancer if I take Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S?
A: Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S did not cause cancer in animals, even when high doses were administered in a clinical study in a long time frame.
Q: For how many days can the sealed container or a strip of Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S be used?
A: The unopened bottle or a sealed strip can be used for three years from the date of its manufacture.
Q: Should I discontinue exercising and dietary restriction while taking Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S?
A: Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S is most effective when consumed with regular exercises and proper dietary habit.
Q: What should be done when haemoglobin decreases while taking Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S?
A: Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S has an effect on the absorption of vitamin B12 in the body, which results in anaemia due to the deficiency of vitamin B12. Therefore, Glycomet 850mg Tab 20'S should be taken along with vitamin B12 supplements to combat the deficiency.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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