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Drug Information

What is Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination used for?

Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination work?

In Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination, Metformin belongs to the class of drugs called anti-diabetic agents. It acts by reducing the amount of glucose absorbed from food in the intestine, thereby decreasing glucose production in the liver. Myo-Inositol acts by balancing certain chemicals in the body.

How to take Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug at least one hour before food.
  • Measure the prescribed amount of powder and mix it in a glass full of water and consume it immediately.

If you miss a dose of Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination?

Drugs that interact with Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination include the following:

  • Cimetidine
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Clozapine
  • Diatrizoate
  • Gatifloxacin
  • Iodamide
  • Iodipamide
  • Iohexol
  • Metrizamide
  • Ofloxacin
  • Prednisone
  • Spironolactone

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination:

  • Stomach discomfort
  • Cough
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Decreased appetite

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Painful urination
  • Seizures
  • Tightness in chest
  • Unusual tiredness

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.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Avoid Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.

You are advised not to take Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of liver and kidney impairment.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform the doctor if you have any history of allergic reaction with the usage of Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination.
  • Notify the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions about Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination

  1. How should Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination be stored?
  2. Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination should be stored at room temperature (15 – 30OC) away from sunlight, heat and radiation.

  3. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination?
  4. It is advised to monitor your blood glucose levels at regular intervals while taking Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination.

  5. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while taking Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination?
  6. Yes, it is advised to exercise regularly and follow a strict diabetic diet while taking Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination.

  7. Can I take Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination to treat type 1 diabetes?
  8. No, Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination is only prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. Please consult your doctor for an appropriate medication in case of type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis.

  9. Can I stop taking Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination if my blood sugar levels are normalised?
  10. No, it is advised to complete the prescribed course of Metformin + Myo-Inositol combination. Discontinuing the medication can increase the blood sugar levels.


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