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Glycomet Sr 500mg Strip Of 20 Tablets
Glycomet Sr 500mg Strip Of 20 Tablets
Glycomet Sr 500mg Strip Of 20 Tablets
Glycomet Sr 500mg Strip Of 20 Tablets
Glycomet Sr 500mg Strip Of 20 Tablets

Glycomet Sr 500mg Strip Of 20 Tablets

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Glycomet Sr 500 MG Description

Glycomet 500 SR tablet is used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus (also known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes). It contains metformin as its active ingredient. Glycomet 500 SR helps to lower the raised blood sugar levels. It works by decreasing the production of glucose. It also reduces its absorption in the body. Take this medicine in the exact dose and duration as recommended by your doctor. It should preferably be taken after meals. Do not take more than the prescribed dose. Do not stop taking this medicine on your own.

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a condition in which your pancreas does not make enough insulin to keep blood sugar levels under control, and your body is also unable to use its own insulin adequately. This causes high blood sugar levels in your body, which can cause medical problems like heart disease, kidney disease, blindness and poor blood flow in your hands and legs.

Glyciphage SR 500 tablets, Gluconorm SR 500 tablets, Obimet SR 500 tablets, Melmet SR 500 tablets, Biciphage SR 500 tablets, and Bigomet SR 500 tablets also contain metformin as their active ingredient. Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor and for the prescribed duration. It should be taken with or after having food. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and also about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from before starting this medicine.


Product Summary

Offer Price₹40.92
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ContainsMetformin Hydrochloride(500.0 Mg)
UsesDiabetes mellitus
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain
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Uses of Glycomet Sr 500 MG

Glycomet 500 SR tablet is used for type 2 diabetes mellitus (‘non-insulin-dependent diabetes’) when diet and exercise have not been able to control your blood glucose levels.

Contraindications of Glycomet Sr 500 MG

  • If you are allergic to metformin or any other ingredients of Glycomet 500 SR tablet.
  • If you have problems with your liver or kidney.
  • If you are an alcoholic (you daily consume alcohol in excess).
  • If you have uncontrolled diabetes.
  • If you have any heart problems or if you recently had a heart attack.
  • If you have a severe infection of the lung or kidney. Infections can increase the risk of lactic acidosis.

Side effects of Glycomet Sr 500 MG

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

Precautions and Warnings of Glycomet Sr 500 MG



Can I take Glycomet 500 SR tablet during pregnancy?
Glycomet 500 SR tablet can be taken during pregnancy if it is prescribed by your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Glycomet 500 SR tablet while breastfeeding?
Metformin is known to pass into breast milk, however, the amount is significantly low to cause any side effects. So, Glycomet 500 SR tablet could be taken by breastfeeding mother only if prescribed by her doctor.


Can I drive if I have consumed Glycomet 500 SR tablet?
If you are taking the Glycomet 500 SR tablet along with other antidiabetic medicines, there are chances your blood sugar may drop. You may experience dizziness, increased sweating, weakness, difficulty concentrating, which can impair your driving ability. Thus, you should take extra care when driving. Always keep sugar, juice or a bar of chocolate in your car while driving. In case you experience any of the symptoms, stop driving immediately and have sugar/ juice. Do not consume sugar-free items at such episodes.


Can I consume alcohol with Glycomet 500 SR tablet?
Avoid excessive consumption of alcohol while taking Glycomet 500 SR tablet. Alcohol lowers blood sugar which can be dangerous and also increases the risk of a serious condition called lactic acidosis.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are suffering from continuous diarrhoea, vomiting, and loss of body fluids.
  • You experience signs of low blood glucose like dizziness, weakness, rapid heartbeat, sweating, and inability to concentrate. Metformin does not usually cause sudden low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). If ...
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  • You experience muscle pain, stomach pain, vomiting, breathing difficulty, and low body temperature. This could be a severe condition known as lactic acidosis.
  • Stop taking Glycomet 500 SR tablet for a short time if you have severe vomiting or diarrhoea.

Directions for Use of Glycomet Sr 500 MG

Glycomet 500 SR tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. It should be taken with or after a meal to reduce its side effects. It would be best if you t...
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Storage and disposal of Glycomet Sr 500 MG

  • Store Glycomet 500 SR tablets in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.

Quick Tips of Glycomet Sr 500 MG

  • Glycomet 500 SR tablet is an oral anti-diabetic medicine. It is used for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • Before starting this medicine, inform the doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about your complete medical history.
  • Talk to your doctor if you have conditions like heart failure, lung failure, shock, heart attack, etc.
  • Take this medicine in the exact dose and duration as recommended. Do not take more than the prescribed dose.
  • Glycomet 500 SR tablets should not be used in children below 10 years of age.
  • You can make some lifestyle changes while taking this medication to improve your health, such as giving up smoking, consuming less alcohol, exercising regularly, and adhering to a healthy, balanced di...
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Dosage of Glycomet Sr 500 MG


Excess of Glycomet 500 SR tablet may lead to lactic acidosis causing symptoms like vomiting, stomach ache, muscle cramps and difficulty in breathing. You must seek immediate emergency medical care if ...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss any dose of Glycomet 500 SR tablet, take it as soon as you remember with food. However, if it is time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do ...
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Mode of Action of Glycomet Sr 500 MG

How Does It Work?

  • Your pancreas produces a hormone called insulin. Insulin drives glucose (sugar) from the blood to enter the cell. Then, this glucose is utilized as energy by the cell.
  • If you have diabetes mellitus, your pancreas either does not make enough insulin or your body is unable to use properly the insulin it produces (insulin resistance).
  • As a result, glucose is not able to enter the cells, and this leads to a high level of glucose in your blood.
  • Glycomet 500 SR tablet works by decreasing the amount of glucose absorbed from the intestine, lowering the amount of sugar created by the liver and facilitating the entry of sugar into the cells.

Interactions of Glycomet Sr 500 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Glycomet 500 SR tablet may interact with other medicines, discuss with your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbal preparations you are taking. Also, you should inform your doctor if yo...
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  • Medicines used to reduce pain and swelling, like Ibuprofen and Celecoxib.
  • Medicines used to treat asthma-like salbutamol or terbutaline.
  • Medicines like furosemide (diuretics).
  • If you need to take an injection of iodine-containing contrast medium into your bloodstream for an X-ray or scan, your doctor will ask you to stop taking metformin before or at the time of injection.
  • If you are on medicines that are used to treat pain and inflammation (NSAID and COX-2 inhibitors, such as ibuprofen and celecoxib) for the long term, these can damage your kidneys. The use of such med...
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Interactions with food items

  • Absorption of vitamin B12 appears to be reduced during long-term metformin therapy, and annual screening of serum vitamin B12 levels and red blood cell parameters has been recommended.
  • It is advisable to have a diabetic diet as advised by your doctor or dietician. This medicine works best along with a good diet and exercise. Exercise is known to decrease insulin resistance.

Content Details


Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What should I tell the healthcare provider before I start treatment with Glycomet 500 SR tablet?

  • You must get screened for baseline Vitamin B12 levels, kidney and liver profile. Other factors like weight, body mass index (BMI), baseline blood sugar levels before starting the treatment should be n...
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  • You must share all the relevant medical and surgical history, your past and ongoing medicines, etc. with your doctor

Q: What food items should I include in my diet?

  • A diet should be high in fibre, low in fat with adequate protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
  • Diet should include boiled, steamed or baked food.
  • Ensure moderate use of edible oils (groundnut oil, olive oil).
  • Maintain regular meal timings and try to have 2-3 healthy snacks between meals like soups and salads.

Q: Can Glycomet 500 SR tablet be stopped if my blood sugar level comes in control?

A: No, you should never stop taking Glycomet 500 SR 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: Does Glycomet 500 SR contain metformin?

A: Yes, it contains metformin as its active ingredient.

Q: What is the best time to take Glycomet?

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

Q: How quickly does Glycomet work?

A: Glycomet can start to improve blood sugar control within a week or so after its consumption. But it can take a few weeks to see the full effect. It is usually prescribed for a long duration only. Therefore, it is advised to take this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends.

Q: Will Glycomet SR tablet help reduce weight?

A: No, Glycomet SR 500 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: What is glycomet 500 SR used for?

A: Glycomet 500 SR tablet is used for type 2 diabetes mellitus (‘non-insulin-dependent diabetes’) when diet and exercise have not been able to control your blood glucose levels.
Last Updated on: 16 February 2024 | 6:53 PM (IST)

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