Melmet SR 1000mg Tablet 10'S


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METFORMIN HYDROCHLORIDE 1000MG
By Micro Labs Ltd
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Rs.39.00
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Drug Information for Melmet SR 1000mg Tablet 10'S

What is MELMET SR 1000MG?

  • MELMET SR 1000MG contains called Metformin hydrochloride which belongs to antidiabetic agents
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION

THERAPEUTIC USES

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

INTERACTIONS

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

SIDE EFFECTS

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What MELMET SR 1000MG is used for?

  • MELMET SR 1000MG 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

PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING

CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

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
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  • 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
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  • Children 10 years and over and adolescents can take this medicine alone or together with insulin
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  • This medicine may not affect your ability to drive or use machines
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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
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  • 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 MELMET SR 1000MG

  • If you have taken more MELMET SR 1000MG than you should, you may experience lactic acidosis
  • Talk to your doctor straight away

If you forget to take MELMET SR 1000MG

  • 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 MELMET SR 1000MG

  • 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

SERIOUS

COMMON

VERY RARE

  • lactic acidosis may lead to coma
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  • 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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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

STORAGE

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
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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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Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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