Metformin

Metformin

Metformin is an oral therapy for the treatment of Type II Diabetes. It is also sold under the brand name Glucophage.

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Metformin helps to control blood sugar levels. It is not a standalone therapy though and needs to be combined with a healthy diet and exercise routine.




Usage

& Dosage



Please ask for precise dosage instructions to your healthcare provider.



Metformin is usually taken with a meal.



You should monitor your blood sugar level constantly while using Metformin.



Some doctors recommend taking Vitamin B12 supplements while using Metformin.



Try to take the medication at the same time everyday to avoid missing a dose. If you have missed a dose and it is almost time for the next dose, then skip the missed one and continue with the regular dosage. Alternatively, if you remember immediately, then you may take the missed dose. Never double up to compensate for a missed dose.




Storage



Store Metformin at room temperature in a cool and dark place. Keep away from children and pets.


Safety Information/ Warning Precautions
Speak about your medical history to your healthcare provider.
Mention complete and accurate details about existing medical conditions, known allergies to food or drugs, dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements or OTC medications that you may be using
Do not use Metformin if:
You are allergic to Metformin
You are in a state of diabetic ketacidosis
Maintain caution while using Metformin if:
You liver disease
You have a history of heart disease
Please be informed:
In some cases, Metformin usage has led to a condition called Lactic Acidosis. This is a life threatening condition. The chances of this happening increases if you have liver disease, kidney problems, you are dehydrated, have a severe infection or if you regularly drink large amount of alcohol. This condition can get progressively worse. The symptoms are muscle pain or weakness; numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs; trouble breathing; feeling dizzy, light-headed, tired, or very weak; stomach pain, nausea with vomiting; or slow or uneven heart rate. Call your doctor immediately if you notice these symptoms.
You may have to stop metformin treatment temporarily if you are scheduled to undergo any CT Scan which requires a dye to be injected into your body.

Side Effects
Mild side effects are commonly experienced while using Metformin. They do not need medical treatment and usually subside on their own. Some examples are headache or muscle pain; weakness; or mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gas, stomach pain.
If these side effects become bothersome or do not fade away after a while, then seek medical assistance.
Serious side effects that need immediate medical assistance are rare.
Some of them are feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion; swelling or rapid weight gain; or fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms.
Please contact your doctor immediately if you notice any serious side effects.

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