Melmet Sr Tablet contains Metformin as its active ingredient. It is an oral antidiabetic medicine belonging to the "Biguanide" class. Melmet Sr 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 the 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. Melmet Sr Tablet should not be used in 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 on this medicine. Mostly the side effects get resolved over a short time. If it worsens, reach out to the nearest clinic or hospital....
Q: Is taking Melmet Sr Tablet alone sufficient for diabetes?
A: Melmet Sr Tablet is used with a proper diet and exercise program. Single drug therapy with metformin can be given in pre-diabetes or at the onset of diabetes. In a diabetic at a later stage insulin production itself becomes very poor and a drug from another group of antidiabetics needs to be added to control high blood sugar.
Q: What should I tell the healthcare provider before I start treatment with Melmet 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 noted....
You must share all the relevant medical and surgical history, your past and ongoing medicines etc. with your doctor.
Q: What kind of food 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 the regular meal timings and try to have 2-3 healthy snacks between meals like soups and salads.
Q: What should I avoid doing, being a diabetic patient?
Do not shop when you are hungry. You could be tempted to buy oil and fried food.
Avoid cream soups, carrot juice, deep-fried vegetables, vegetable curries with excess oil.
Avoid white bread, potato, noodles, corn flakes, biryani, naan, fried rice etc.
Avoid cheese, milkshakes, ice creams.
Try to avoid pork, beef, soft drinks, sugarcane juice, sweetened health drinks and beverages.
Q: Is it necessary to continue exercising after starting Melmet Sr Tablet?
A: Melmet Sr Tablet for diabetes or decreasing the sugar level in one's blood is more effective when used in combination with regular exercises and a proper diet.
Q: Will Melmet Sr Tablet reduce weight?
A: No, Melmet Sr Tablet does not reduce weight. It neither increases nor decreases the weight. You should continue to exercise and follow a diet while on this medicine.