Metformin 850 mg (Normal Dosage)
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Metformin is used to control blood sugar level in Type 2 diabetes patients. It may be used alone or along with other medications or insulin.
How does it work
Metformin is a Biguanide that reduces the amount of sugar produced by the liver, increases the absorption of sugar into the muscles and also reduces the body’s need for insulin.
Taking Metformin & the right dosage
Metformin may be taken with or without a meal.
The treatment with Metformin must be continued for the complete scheduled period.
If you discontinue treatment then it may lead to a re-infection in which the fungi will be resistant to treatment.
Store Metformin in a cool and dark place at room temperature. Do not store it in a place where it can get exposed to direct sunlight or moisture.
Keep it away from children and pets.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions
Before using Metformin, you should consult a physician and discuss about your medical history.
You should not use Metformin if:
You are allergic to metformin
You have diabetic ketacidosis
You have to undergo and X-Ray or CT Scan
Metformin may not be suitable for you if:
You have liver or kidney disease,
You have a history of heart disease
Metformin may interact with some medications. So if you are using any prescription, non prescription, OTC medicines or dietary supplements, then inform your physician in advance before you use Metformin.
Some of them are:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) like aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), diclofenac and meloxicam.
Some people have developed a potentially fatal condition while using metformin. The condition is called Lactic Acidosis and the risk of these happening increases if you have liver or kidney disease, congestive heart failure, a severe infection or if you drink large amounts of alcohol.
Your blood sugar will need to be monitored constantly while using Metformin.
Metformin must be used along with a proper diet and exercise program.
Metformin may be passed on to the baby if you are breast feeding. Please speak to your doctor about the potential risks of breast feeding while using Metformin.
The most common side effects of Metformin are:
Headache or muscle pain, weakness or mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gas, stomach pain
These side effects usually subside by themselves in sometime as the body gets used to Metformin.
Some uncommon but potentially dangerous side effects are:
Muscle pain or weakness, numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs, trouble breathing, feeling dizzy, light-headed, tired, or very weak, stomach pain, nausea with vomiting or slow or uneven heart rate, feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion, swelling or rapid weight gain or fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms.
You should see a doctor immediately if one of these side effects occur.