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Metform Sr 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

By KNOLL HEALTHCARE PVT LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
20.23*
MRP 23.80
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Metform Sr 500 MG Description

Metform 500 SR tablet contains Metformin as its active ingredient. It is an oral antidiabetic medicine. Metform 500 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. Metform 500 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.

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Product Summary

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ContainsMetformin(500.0 Mg)
UsesType 2 Diabetes mellitus
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, taste disturbance, stomach pain
TherapyANTI-DIABETIC
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uses

Uses of Metform Sr 500 MG

Metform 500 SR tablet is used to treat Type 2 diabetes mellitus in overweight patients when dietary changes and exercise fail to achieve satisfactory glycaemic control.
contraindications

Contraindications of Metform Sr 500 MG

  • If you are allergic to Metformin or any other ingredient of Metform 500 SR tablet.
  • If you have kidney failure.
  • If you have several conditions such as dehydration, shock and severe infection.
  • If you have acid-base imbalance in the body or diabetes complication such as diabetes ketoacidosis.
  • If you have conditions such as heart failure, lung failure, shock, heart attack.
  • If you have liver disease.
  • If you had unconsciousness due to either extremely high or low blood sugar level.
sideEffects

Side effects of Metform Sr 500 MG

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Taste disturbance
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Metform Sr 500 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Metform 500 SR tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Metform 500 SR tablet can be taken during pregnancy if it is prescribed by your doctor.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

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

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Metform 500 SR tablet?
A:
Metform 500 SR tablet has no effect on ability to drive. Howevere, if you experience dizziness or decreases blood sugar level after taking this medicine, it is advised to avoid driving.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Metform 500 SR tablet?
A:
Alcohol intake should be avoided when taking Metform 500 SR tablet as it increases the risk of lactic acidosis (acid-base imbalance).
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Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have lactic acidosis (acid-base imbalance) characterised by difficulty in breathing, abdominal pain, muscle cramps, dehydration.
  • You have altered kidney function.
  • You have heart disease such as heart failure.
  • You have planned surgery.
  • You have or are going to administered any contrast medium in the body
  • Metform 500 SR tablet should not be used in children below 10 years of age.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Metform Sr 500 MG

How Does It Work?

Metform 500 SR tablet works by decreasing the amount of glucose absorbed from the intestine, thereby lowering the production of glucose or sugar in the liver and increasing the absorption of sugar by ...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Metform Sr 500 MG

Metform 500 SR tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Take it at a fixed time for optimal results. Do not consume it more than that prescribed by yo...
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interactions

Interactions of Metform Sr 500 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Verapamil, rifampicin, cimetidine, olaparib alter the effectiveness of Metform 500 SR tablet in the body.
  • Diuretics and thiazide, oral contraceptives, isoniazid, corticosteroids, phenytoin, nicotinic acid, calcium channel blockers, thyroid medicines, oestrogen tablets, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II recep...
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  • Discuss with your doctor about any other medicine, herbal preparation and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any possible interactions.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Metform Sr 500 MG

  • Store this medicine below 25°C in a cool and dry place.
  • Protect it from light and moisture.
  • Keep product out of reach and sight of children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Metform Sr 500 MG

Overdose

Overdose of Metform 500 SR tablet is associated with lactic acidosis presenting with symptoms of drowsiness, rapid breathing, severe vomiting, diarrhoea, irregular heartbeats. If you experience any of...
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Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of this medicine, then take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a do...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is taking Metform 500 SR tablet alone sufficient for diabetes?

A: Metform 500 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 Metform 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 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 Metform 500 SR tablet?

A: Metform 500 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 Metform 500 SR tablet reduce weight?

A: No, Metform 500 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.
Product Details
Brand
METFORM
Expires on or After
30/07/2024

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Last Updated on: 14 Jun 2022 | 02:55 PM (IST)
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