METFORMIN

Product: 
METFORMIN
Formulary: 
Generic Formulary
Category: 
Diabetes
Sub Group: 
ORAL ANTIDIABETICS & RELATED DRUGS
International Brand Name: 
Dosages: 
250 MG/500mg/850mg/1000 mg
Unit of Packing: 
Tablets
In treatment of: 
treatment of type Diabetes Mellitus
Adverse Effects: 
1. Abdominal pain 2. Nausea 3. Vomiting 4. Anorexia 5. Metalic taste 6. Mild diarrhea 7. Tiredness 8. Small increase in blood lactate 9. Lactic acidosis (rare) 10. Vitamin B12 deficiency 11. Megaloblastic anaemia 12. Diarrhoea 13. Flatulence 14. Dermatitis 15. Rashes.
Contraiindication: 
1. Hypersensitivity to the drug 2. Renal impairment 3. Hepatic impairment 4. Diabetic ketoacidosis 5. Cardiovascular collapse 6. Hypotensive states 7. Respiratory disease 8. Alcoholics.
Special Precaution: 
1. Alcohol intake can precipitate severe lactic acidosis 2. Vitamin B12deficiency 3. In malnourished and deliberate individuals 4. Adrenal insufficiency 5. Pituitary insufficiency.
Interaction: 
Not Available
Servings: 
Adults: Initial dose: 250mg twice or thrice daily with meals. Increase gradually at 2 week intervals, if required to a maximum of 3g daily. Children: Not applicable.

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