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Metabest 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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Medical Description

Metabest Tablet is used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus (also known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes). It contains metformin as its active ingredient. This medicine helps to lower the raised blood ...
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ContainsMetformin(500.0 Mg)
UsesDiabetes mellitus
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain
ClassificationANTI-DIABETIC
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Uses of Metabest 500 MG

Metabest 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 Metabest 500 MG

  • If you are allergic to metformin or any other ingredients of Metabest 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 Metabest 500 MG

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

Precautions and Warnings of Metabest 500 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Metabest Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Mostly, in pregnancy-related diabetes, insulin is preferred over any oral anti-diabetic medicines. Your doctor will mostly not prescribe you Metabest Tablet during pregnancy. Do not use in pregnancy without a doctor’s advice.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Metabest Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Metformin is known to pass into breast milk. So Metabest Tablet should be not taken in breastfeeding without a doctor's advice.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Metabest Tablet?
A:
If you are taking the Metabest 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.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Metabest Tablet?
A:
Avoid excessive consumption of alcohol while taking Metabest 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, loss of body fluids.
  • You experience signs of low blood glucose like dizziness, weakness, rapid heartbeat, sweating, inability to concentrate. Metformin does not usually cause sudden low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). If Metf...
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  • You experience muscle pain, stomach pain, vomiting, breathing difficulty, low body temperature. This could be a serious condition known as lactic acidosis.
  • Stop taking Metabest Tablet for a short time if you have severe vomiting or diarrhea.

Mode of Action of Metabest 500 MG

How Does It Work?

  • Your pancreas produces a hormone called insulin. Insulin drives glucose (sugar) from the blood to enter inside 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 into the cells and this leads to a high level of glucose in your blood.
  • Metabest 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.

Directions for Use of Metabest 500 MG

Metabest 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 took it ...
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Interactions of Metabest 500 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Metabest 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 you have ...
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  • Medicines used to reduce pain and swelling like Ibuprofen, 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.

Storage and disposal of Metabest 500 MG

  • Store Metabest Tablets in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.

Dosage of Metabest 500 MG

Overdose

Excess of Metabest 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 you sus...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss any dose of Metabest 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 not dou...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Mansi Savla

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REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I tell the healthcare provider before I start treatment with Metabest 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 Metabest Tablet be stopped if my blood sugar level comes in control?

A: No, you should never stop taking Metabest 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 Metabest contain metformin?

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

Q: What is the best time to take Metabest?

A: You can take Metabest 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: What is Metabest Tablet used for?

A: Metabest 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.
Product Details
Brand
METABEST
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
20/08/2022

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