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Mefomin Sr 500mg Tablet

10 Tablet(s) in Strip
MRP 21.44
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Medical Description

This medicine is an antidiabetic medication that is classified under the group of medicines known as biguanides, which are utilised for the control of type 2 diabetes mellitus. The generic name of thi...
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Uses of Mefomin Sr 500mg Tab

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Contraindications of Mefomin Sr 500mg Tab

  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Heart problems/failure
  • Severe kidney and liver diseases
  • Allergic to it or other biguanides
  • Excessive drinker of alcohol

Side effects of Mefomin Sr 500mg Tab

  • Hives
  • Lowered levels of vitamin B12
  • Skin rashes
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Mild diarrhoea
  • Altered sense of taste
  • Lactic acidosis

Precautions and Warnings of Mefomin Sr 500mg Tab



Can I take Mefomin Sr 500mg Tab during pregnancy?
Only use this medicine during (or if you are planning) pregnancy if it is prescribed by the doctor since insulin is the most preferred choice in case of diabetes happening during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Mefomin Sr 500mg Tab while breastfeeding?
This medicine is probably unsafe and should be avoided during breastfeeding since it is known to pass into the breastmilk.


Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
The administration of this medicine can lead to low blood sugar, which can result in dizziness and increased sweating. Under such conditions, it is strongly suggested that you do not drive.


Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Consumption of alcohol with this medicine lead to lactic acidosis, which causes adverse effects. So, you must refrain from alcohol intake.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience stomach ache, difficulty in breathing, vomiting, reduced body temperature and heartbeat and muscle cramps after the administration of this medicine
  • You are a chronic alcoholic
  • You have been diagnosed with dehydration

Mode of Action of Mefomin Sr 500mg Tab

How Does It Work?

The composition of Mefomin Sr 500mg Tab reduces the sugar (glucose) levels formed in the liver by making an easier transport of sugar into the cells. This process happens when this medicine reduces th...
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Directions for Use of Mefomin Sr 500mg Tab

  • Take the dosage of Mefomin Sr 500mg Tab according to your doctor's prescription.

Interactions of Mefomin Sr 500mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines used in the treatment of pain and inflammation
  • Niacin
  • Phenothiazines
  • Phenytoin
  • Diuretics or water pills
  • Birth control pills
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Medicines for the treatment of heart or blood pressure
  • Steroids
  • Intravenous administration of iodine-containing contrast medium for an X-ray or scan
  • Thyroid medicines

Interactions with food items

This medicine decreases the absorption of vitamin B12. Hence, consult your doctor for appropriate dietary practices during the prescription of this medicine.

Other general Interactions

If you are suffering from respiratory diseases, dehydration, heart failure, type 1 diabetes mellitus and kidney/liver disorders, you should refrain from the treatment of this medicine.

Storage and disposal of Mefomin Sr 500mg Tab

For better preservation and long use of this medicine, it should be placed in a closed container set at ambient temperature of less than 24°C, devoid of heat, moisture and light. Unused and expired me...
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Dosage of Mefomin Sr 500mg Tab


Overdose of Mefomin Sr 500mg Tab is known to cause side effects such as lactic acidosis, which can result in stomachache, muscle cramps, vomiting and troubled breathing. The unexpected (or accidental)...
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Missed a Dose

In case you have missed its consumption, you need to take it as you recall it. However, if it is time for the upcoming scheduled dose, kindly skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedul...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What information should I provide my healthcare provider prior to the treatment with this medicine?

A: It is strongly suggested that you provide the complete information regarding your surgical/medical history, any history of liver and kidney diseases, and the intake of all prescription, non-prescription and herbal medications, herbals or supplements to your doctor for the correct evaluation of your condition.

Q: Are there any desirable side effects associated with the use of this medicine?

A: There are no desirable side effects associated with the use of this medicine. Immediate medical assistance is recommended in the event of any side effects.

Q: Can I start a fresh course with the old prescription?

A: Do not start a new course without your doctor's advice or with your previous prescription. Do a follow-up visit with your doctor after the completion of your prescribed course to decide whether you need further treatment or not.

Q: Can I recommend this medicine to people with similar medical condition as mine?

A: Do not ever recommend this medicine to anyone if they share similar medical condition as yours. The use of this medicine is restricted a valid doctor's prescription. Instead, advice them for a proper doctor's consultation.

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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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