$1.50 – $4.30
|USA Brand Name||Glucophage|
|Generic Name||Metformin Hydrochloride|
|Manufacturer||USV Private Limited, India|
|Delivery Time||10 – 12 Working days|
Glycomet 250 mg Tablet is an effective first choice medicine used to control high blood glucose levels in patients with type II diabetes. Patients are advised to maintain a strict exercise and diet regimen along with this medicine to get the best possible effect. It helps in minimizing the risk of diabetes-associated complications such as blindness, kidney damage, stroke and heart attack.
What is Glycomet 250mg Tablet?
Glycomet 250 MG Tablet is a drug that helps maintain balanced blood sugar levels in the body. It is used to treat Type 2 diabetes, heart disorders and polycystic ovary syndrome.
Glycomet 250 MG Tablet works by decreasing the amount of glucose produced by the liver. It suppresses the quantity of glucose that the liver releases in the body. Thus, it lowers the blood sugar levels in the body of a patient suffering from Type 2 diabetes. Glycomet 250 MG Tablet also increases your sensitivity to insulin, enabling your body to absorb larger quantities of glucose. This drug is available in oral solution or even tablet form.
Glycomet 250 MG Tablet is an oral drug that is used to control and balance blood sugar levels. This medication is used in the treatment of conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and polycystic ovarian syndrome. If you do not manage the condition of diabetes, it can result in kidney failure, obesity and heart disorders. Therefore, Glycomet 250 MG Tablet helps keep your blood sugar levels low and your diabetes in check.
How To Take Glycomet 250mg Tablet?
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Glycomet 250mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Mechanism Action Of Glycomet 250mg?
Metformin is an anti-diabetic medication (biguanide). It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying sugar (glucose) absorption from intestines and increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin.
Instruction for Glycomet 250mg
Take Glycomet 250 MG Tablet exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Your dose is likely to change over time based on therapeutic response and clinical condition. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is recommended during treatment with this medicine. You should always carry a sugar candy with you to counteract unexpected lowering of blood sugar levels. Do not change the dose or duration of use without consulting your doctor.
Drug interaction of Glycomet 250mg
Interaction with Alcohol
- Description – Consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine may increase the risk of Lactic Acidosis which is a severe condition requiring immediate medical intervention.
- Instructions – Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
Interaction with Medicine
- Iodinated Contrast Media
- Aloe Vera
Side Effects of Glycomet 250mg
The following are the most common side effects of Metformin:
- Abdominal pain
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Respiratory tract infections
- Allergic skin reactions
- Unusual muscle pain
- Irregular heartbeat
- Profuse sweating
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
Warning of Glycomet 250mg tablet
Pregnancy – This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
Breast-feeding – This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.
Lactic Acidosis – This medicine may cause lactic acidosis, which may be fatal, in some patients. This risk is especially higher in patients suffering from heart diseases, kidney diseases, etc. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Kidney disease – This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of kidney disease due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Alcohol use – Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.
Stress – Use of this medicine should be discontinued in patients exposed to stressful conditions such as a fever, trauma, surgeries, or accidents since it may not be effective in controlling blood sugar levels in these conditions. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered under your doctor’s supervision.
Type I diabetes – This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from Type I diabetes since it is not effective in treating such patients.
Diarrhea – This medicine may cause diarrhea when therapy is initiated. In most cases, diarrhea subsides by itself. Contact your doctor if the problem persists for longer durations. Therapy may need to be discontinued in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Vitamin B12 deficiency – This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with vitamin B12 deficiency since it may worsen the patient’s condition. Appropriate vitamin B12 supplementation and dose adjustments may be required in some cases.
Precaution of Glycomet 250mg tablet
Metformin is the medicine of choice to lower blood sugar levels.
You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines (if prescribed) along with Glycomet.
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) may occur when taken along with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or on delaying/skipping a meal. Carry a sugar source with you for immediate relief.
Notify your doctor if you have a kidney disease. Your doctor may adjust your dose.
Vitamin B12 deficiency and symptoms of anemia like fatigue, pale skin, shortness of breath or headache may occur. Notify your doctor if you experience any of these as you may require supplements.
Glycomet 250mg Dosage
Missed Dose – Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
Overdose – Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Some over dosages could lead to Lactic Acidosis which requires immediate medical intervention.
Uses of Glycomet 250mg
Glycomet 250mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is used in addition to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Storage of Glycomet 250mg
Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Glycomet 250 Tablet.
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