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Scodia Sr 750mg Tablet

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By APEX LABORATORIES PRIVATE LIMITED
15 Tablet(s) in Strip
40.18*
MRP 49.00
15% OFF
3% EXTRA
Inclusive of all taxes
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Metformin(750.0 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-DIABETIC

Medical Description

Scodia Sr 750mg Tab contains metformin, which belongs to the biguanide group of medicines used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus (also called known as 'non-insulin dependent diabetes').
    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
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uses

Uses of Scodia Sr 750mg Tab

It 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

Contraindications of Scodia Sr 750mg Tab

  • If you are allergic to metformin, or any other ingredients of this medicine
  • If you have liver or severe kidney problems
  • If you are an alcoholic
  • 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 lung or kidney. Infections can increase the risk for lactic acidosis
sideEffects

Side effects of Scodia Sr 750mg Tab

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Mild diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Altered taste sensations
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency (low level of vitamin B12 in blood)
  • Skin rash, redness, itching
  • Lactic acidosis (too much acid in the body)
  • Abnormal liver function tests and hepatitis
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Scodia Sr 750mg Tab

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Scodia Sr 750mg Tab during pregnancy?
A:
In general, in pregnancy-related diabetes, insulin is preferred over any oral blood-glucose-lowering medicines. Your doctor will mostly not prescribe this medicine to you in pregnancy. Do not use in pregnancy without a doctor’s advice.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Scodia Sr 750mg Tab while breastfeeding?
A:
It is known to pass into mother’s milk. So it should be not taken in breastfeeding without doctor's advice.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Scodia Sr 750mg Tab?
A:
If you are taking Scodia Sr 750mg Tab along with other antidiabetic medicines, there are chances your blood sugar can fall. You may experience faintness, confusion and increased sweating. So in this case, you should take extra care when driving. Keep a juice or chocolate handy while driving, in case you start experiencing any of these, immediately have it.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Scodia Sr 750mg Tab?
A:
Avoid excessive intake of alcohol while taking Scodia Sr 750mg Tab. Alcohol lowers blood sugar which can be dangerous and also increases the risk of a serious condition called lactic acidosis.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You suffering from continous 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 Scodia Sr 750mg Tab for a short time if you have severe vomiting, diarrhea
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Scodia Sr 750mg Tab

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
  • Scodia Sr 750mg Tab works by decreasing the amount of glucose absorbed from the intestine, lowering the amount of sugar created by the liver, and facilitating entry of sugar into the cells
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Scodia Sr 750mg Tab

  • Take this medicine with or after a meal to reduce it's side effects
  • Consult your doctor for the appropriate dosage of Scodia Sr 750mg Tab
  • Take the tablet as a whole with a glass of water.The tablets should not be crushed
  • Swallow each tablet with a glass of water
interactions

Interactions of Scodia Sr 750mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicine used to reduce pain and swelling like ibuprofen, celecoxib
  • Medicine 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. Use of such medicin...
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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
  • 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
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Scodia Sr 750mg Tab

  • This medicine should be kept away from excess heat or moisture
  • Keep away from the reach of children
dosage

Dosage of Scodia Sr 750mg Tab

Overdose

  • In the case of overdose, lactic acidosis may occur
  • Symptoms of lactic acidosis are vomiting, stomache, muscle cramps and difficulty in breathing
  • You must seek immediate emergency medical care if you suspect an overdose

Missed a Dose

If you miss any dose, 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 double the dose to cat...
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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: Is taking Metformin alone sufficient for diabetes?

A: Metformin 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 diabetic at a later stage insulin production itself becomes very poor and a drug from other 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 metformin?

  • 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

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