Benformin L S 1.25mg Tablet 10'S

Diabetes Rx required
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10 Tablet(s) in a Strip Mfr: Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd Country of Origin: NA
M.R.P.: Rs.16.50

What is BENFORMIN L S?

  • BENFORMIN L S contains combination of Glibenclamide and Metformin
  • Glibenclamide belong to a group of medicines called sulphonylureas
  • Metformin belong to a group of medicines called biguanides
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What BENFORMIN L S is used for?

It is used,

  • to lower blood sugar levels and are used in the treatment of late-onset diabetes (type II diabetes mellitus) in patients whose blood sugar is not controlled by diet alone and who are not suitable for insulin injections

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Driving & Using Machines

Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine, if you:

  • are allergic (hypersensitive) to Glibenclamide and Metformin, other sulphonylureas or any of the other ingredients
  • suffer from early onset or type I diabetes (requiring insulin)
  • suffer from severe kidney or liver disease
  • are suffering from ketoacidosis (caused by excessively high blood sugars in diabetics)
  • are suffering from a severe infection
  • are suffering from stress
  • are suffering from any condition likely to make controlling your blood sugar difficult
  • are due to undergo surgery
  • have reduced consciousness or coma resulting from your diabetes
  • have porphyria (a disease of blood proteins affecting the skin, gut and nervous system)
  • are malnourished
  • are suffering from hormone-induced disorders (functional disorders of the pituitary or adrenal glands)
  • are an alcoholic
  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor about the best way to control your blood sugar levels while pregnant
  • BENFORMIN L S should not been used under 18 years of age
  • If your blood sugar is not well controlled, then this can affect your vision and/or concentration. If you are affected in any way do not drive or operate machinery

Tell your doctor about any other medicine you are taking:

  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (azapropazone and phenylbutazone)
  • isoniazid, rifamycins, chloramphenicol, co-trimoxazole, sulphonamides and tetracyclines used to treat bacterial infections
  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors [MAOIs] used to treat depression
  • miconazole used to treat fungal infections
  • allopurinol, sulfinpyrazone and probenecid used to treat gout
  • bosentan, diazoxide, captopril, enalapril and beta-blockers used to treat high blood pressure
  • quinine and quinidine used to treat and prevent malaria
  • warfarin and disopyramide used to thin the blood and prevent clotting
  • chlorpromazine used to treat psychosis and other mental illness
  • cimetidine and ranitidine used to treat stomach ulcers
  • crisantaspase, used in the treatment of cancer
  • loop and thiazide diuretics used to treat water retention and heart failure
  • clofibrate used to reduce cholesterol
  • lithium (used to treat manic depression/bipolar disorder)
  • hormone treatments and contraceptives (e.g. testosterone, oestrogens, progesterones, oral contraceptives, anabolic steroids, corticosteroids and octreotides)
  • thyroid hormone (used to treat an underactive thyroid gland)
  • ciclosporin, used to prevent organ transplant rejection
  • Always take BENFORMIN L S as your doctor has told you
  • This medicine should be swallowed as a whole
  • Never crush or chew the tablets
  • Stay on your exercise and diet program and test your blood sugar regularly while taking this medicine

If you take more BENFORMIN L S

  • If you take more BENFORMIN L S, contact your nearest hospital casualty department or your doctor immediately. Symptoms include sweating, hunger, increased heart rate, reduced consciousness, coma or seizures

If you forget to take BENFORMIN L S 

  • If you forget a dose, take another dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, then do not take the missed dose at all. Never take a double dose to make up for the one missed

If you stop taking BENFORMIN L S 

  • Do not stop this BENFORMIN L S until your physician tells
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Like all medicines, BENFORMIN L S can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

  • rash, itching and/or difficulty breathing
  • sensitivity to light
  • skin inflammation
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes)
  • blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes and genitals
  • changes in blood cells
  • fever
  • liver problems
  • low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia water retention
  • problems with blood (nausea/vomiting)
  • anorexia
  • heartburn
  • increased appetite
  • weight gain
  • metallic taste in mouth
  • have unusual (not normal) muscle pain
  • have trouble breathing
  • feel cold, especially in your arms and legs
  • feel dizzy or lightheaded
  • have a slow or irregular heartbeat
  • digestive problems
  • bellyache
  • loss of appetite

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  • symptoms of lactic acidosis are vomiting, muscle cramps, severe tiredness, difficulty in breathing
  • erythema, itching or an itchy rash (urticaria)
  • low vitamin B12 levels in the blood
  • hepatitis
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  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
  • Store at room temperature (15-25ºC)
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