Xmet 500mg Tablet 15'S

Diabetes Rx required

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MRP ₹25.07
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INTRODUCTION

XMET 500MG contains Metformin hydrochloride which belongs to a group of medicines known as biguanides. Diabetes is a condition where the pancreas does not make enough insulin, a hormone which makes your body takes in glucose (sugar) from the blood. This leads to a high level of glucose in your blood.

This medicine helps to lower your blood glucose to normal level. It is an antihyperglycemic agent used in patients with type 2 diabetes which improves glucose tolerance. XMET 500MG works by reducing the amount of sugar releases by liver into your blood. Insulin acts by decreasing glucose production from the liver and decreases absorption of glucose from the intestine after taking food while improving the sensitivity of the body organs and muscles towards insulin, thus helping in controlling the blood sugar level.

Your doctor decides upon the dose you take depending on your age, other medications you are taking and whether you have any kidney or liver problems. This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding mothers. The common side effects are nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhoea and abdominal pain. This medicine is suitable for children and adolescents over 10 years of age as recommended by your physician.

USES OF XMET 500MG

  • Treats type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes)

HOW XMET 500MG WORKS

Metformin hydrochloride works by reducing the amount of sugar releases by liver into your blood. Insulin acts by decreasing glucose production from the liver and decreases absorption of glucose from the intestine after taking food while improving the sensitivity of the body organs and muscles towards insulin, thus helping in controlling the blood sugar level.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take this medicine exactly as instructed by your doctor. Take the medicine with or after a meal. It will avoid you from having side effects like affecting your digestion. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Swallow with a glass of water.

SIDE EFFECTS OF XMET 500MG

COMMON

  • nausea and vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • belly ache
  • abdominal pain
  • loss of appetite
  • changes in taste

RARE

  • lactic acidosis
  • inflammation of the liver
  • redness of the skin (erythema), itching or an itchy rash (hives)
  • low vitamin B12 levels in the blood

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Feeling sick (nausea) or vomiting:

Try simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy foods.

Diarrhoea:

Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. ORS should be used to prevent dehydration.

Abdominal pain:

Keep hot water bottle or heated bag on your abdomen. Drink plenty of clear fluids and water.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

XMET 500MG should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking.

BREASTFEEDING

XMET 500MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

ALCOHOL

Avoid taking excessive alcohol during this medication since this may increase the risk of lactic acidosis.

KIDNEY

XMET 500MG is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

XMET 500MG is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not take if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to metformin hydrochloride or any other ingredients in this medicine.

HEART DISEASE

XMET 500MG is not recommended in patients with severe heart disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

Tell your doctor if you have a condition such as uncontrolled diabetes (severe hyperglycaemia) and severe infection (lung or bronchial system).

INTERACTIONS

Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following:

  • diuretics (increase urine production)
  • ibuprofen and celecoxib (used to treat pain and inflammation)
  • ACE inhibitors and angiotensin ii receptor antagonists (treatment of high blood pressure)
  • salbutamol or terbutaline ((used to treat asthma)
  • corticosteroids (used to treat severe inflammation of the skin or in asthma)
  • verapamil, rifampicin, cimetidine, dolutegravir, ranolazine, trimethoprim, vandetanib,
  • isavuconazole, crizotinib, olaparib
  • Other medicines used to treat diabetes (sulphonylureas, insulin, meglitinides)

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Metformin
Pharmacological Category :   Biguanide
Therapeutic Indication :   Type II diabetes
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT XMET 500MG

What does XMET 500MG do exactly?

In type 2 diabetes, your body will not able to make enough insulin or respond normally to the insulin made by their bodies. This medicine acts by decreasing glucose production from the liver and decreases absorption of glucose from the intestine after taking food while improving the sensitivity of the body organs and muscles towards insulin.

Can XMET 500MG make you sleepy?

This medicine is usually well tolerated and does not cause sleepiness. But rarely, it causes sleep disorders and insomnia.

How to take XMET 500MG?

Take this medicine with or after a meal. Do not crush or chew the medicine and swallow it with a glass of water. Always take as prescribed by your doctor.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi MD. Insulin, oral hypoglycaemic drugs and glucagon. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology 7th ed. New Delhi, May 2013. Page – 275.

2. Powers AC, D Alessio D. Endocrine Pancreas and Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. Page - 1258-1260.

3. Nolte MS. Pancreatic hormones and antidiabetic drugs.  Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. Page - 741-742.

4. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page - 873-875.

5. Graham Rena, Grahame Hardie and Ewan R. The mechanisms of action of metformin: Diabetologia. Aug 3, 2017; [Accessed Oct 1, 2020] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5552828/

6. Milpharm Limited, Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised July 2020] [Accessed Oct 1, 2020] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.7347.pdf

7. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. U.S. Food & Drug Administration; [Revised March 2014] [Accessed Oct 1, 2020] https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2017/020357s037s039,021202s021s023lbl.pdf

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Glucose - Fasting Blood
  • Glucose - Postprandial Blood
  • Glycosylated Hemoglobin

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Xmet 500mg Tablet 15'S

Xmet 500mg Tablet 15'S Mfr: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd

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