M Forlin Tablet 10'S

Diabetes Rx required
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10 Tablet(s) in a Strip By Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd
M.R.P.: Rs.14.50

What is M FORLIN?

  • M FORLIN contains called Metformin hydrochloride which belongs to antidiabetic agents
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What M FORLIN is used for?

  • M FORLIN is used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes when diet and exercise alone have not been enough to control your blood glucose levels
  • It is used particularly in overweight patients

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

  • are allergic to metformin hydrochloride or any other of its ingredients
  • have severe kidney or liver or heart or breathing problems
  • have uncontrolled diabetes
  • have ketoacidosis (is a condition in which substances called 'ketone bodies' accumulate in the blood and which can lead to diabetic pre-coma)
  • have dehydration as it may lead to kidney problems, which can put you at risk for lactic acidosis
  • have severe infection, such as an infection affecting your lung or bronchial system or your kidney
  • drink a lot of alcohol
  • need to have an examination such as X-ray or scan involving the injection of contrast medicine that contain iodine into your bloodstream
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine
  • Children 10 years and over and adolescents can take this medicine alone or together with insulin
  • This medicine may not affect your ability to drive or use machines

Tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines

  • Diuretics which increase urine production
  • Ibuprofen and Celecoxib used to treat pain and inflammation
  • Salbutamol or terbutaline used to treat asthma
  • Corticosteroids used to treat a variety of conditions, such as severe inflammation of the skin or in asthma
  • Other medicines used to treat diabetes
  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
  • Do not crush or chew the tablets
  • Swallow each tablet with a glass of water
  • Children 10 years and over and adolescents usually start with 500 mg or 850 mg Metformin hydrochloride tablets once a day
  • The maximum daily dose is 2000 mg taken as 2 or 3 divided doses
  • Adults usually start with 500 mg or 850 mg metformin hydrochloride tablets two or three times a day
  • The maximum daily dose is 3000 mg taken as 3 divided doses
  • If you take insulin too, your doctor will tell you how to start Metformin hydrochloride tablets
  • Take the tablets with or after a meal
  • If you take one dose a day, take it in the morning
  • If you take two divided doses a day, take them in the morning and evening
  • If you take three divided doses a day, take them in the morning, at noon and in the evening

If you take more M FORLIN

  • If you have taken more M FORLIN than you should, you may experience lactic acidosis
  • Talk to your doctor straight away

If you forget to take M FORLIN

  • Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose
  • Take the next dose at the usual time

If you stop taking M FORLIN

  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless told by your doctor
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them

  • lactic acidosis may lead to coma
  • digestive problems, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and loss of appetite
  • changes in taste

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  • skin reactions such as redness of the skin, itching or an itchy rash
  • low vitamin B12 levels in the blood
  • abnormalities in liver function tests or hepatitis (inflammation of the liver; this may cause tiredness, loss of appetite, weight loss, with or without yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes)
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What is type 2 diabetes

  • Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which your body does not make enough insulin, and the insulin that your body produces does not work as well as it should
  • Your body can also make too much sugar
  • When this happens, sugar (glucose) builds up in the blood
  • This can lead to serious medical conditions such as heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, and amputation

Risk of lactic acidosis: Metformin hydrochloride may cause a very rare, but very serious side effect called lactic acidosis, which may lead to coma particularly if your kidneys are not working properly

Symptoms of lactic acidosis include:

  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • muscle cramps
  • a general feeling of not being well with severe tiredness.
  • difficulty in breathing
  • reduced body temperature and heartbeat
  • 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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