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Glycomet-1 (Metformin 1000mg) 15 Tablets/Strip


Glycomet-1 (Metformin 1000mg) 15 Tablets/Strip

Glycomet-1 (Metformin 1000mg) 15 Tablets/Strip

 

Product Name
Glycomet-1 (Metformin 1000mg) 15 Tablets/Strip
Metformin Hydrochloride Sustained Release Tablets
Active Ingredient
Metformin
Manufacturer
USV Ltd.
Product Type
Antihyperglycaemic (biguanide)
Product expiry date we are currently shipping
Nov 2021
Glycomet tablets 1000mg contain metformin, an oral antihyperglycaemic that is used to control high blood sugar levels in people with type-2 diabetes mellitus.
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Glycomet general information

What is Glycomet used for?

Glycomet tablets 1000mg are used to help control hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar levels) in people with type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM, also called non insulin-dependent diabetes or maturity onset diabetes) who are unable to achieve adequate glycaemic control (normal blood sugar levels) with diet and exercise alone, which is a particular problem associated with obesity. Glycomet-1 can be used as first time treatment for newly diagnosed diabetics, or for patients who are not responding to an alternative medication, and can be used either alone or in combination with another oral antihyperglycaemic medication (lowers blood sugar). In some cases Glycomet tablets 1000mg is used in conjunction with insulin in type 1 diabetes (also called insulin -dependent diabetes), where insulin alone is not enough to control blood sugar levels.

How does Glycomet work?

Glycomet tablets 1000mg contain the active ingredient metformin hydrochloride, which is an oral antihyperglycaemic medication belonging to the biguanide group of drugs. Glycomet-1 controls blood glucose (sugar) by lowering levels of glucose after a meal (posprandial) as well as keeping levels normal between meals (basal levels), by helping the body respond to insulin without increasing insulin production. Glycomet-1 works using three different mechanisms: decreasing glucose production in the liver, which is normally switched off when blood glucose levels are high enough; increasing sensitivity to insulin in fat and muscle tissue, where excess glucose is removed from the blood and stored; reducing absorption of glucose by the intestines from the diet. Maintaining glycaemic control with Glycomet tablets 1000mg reduces risk of serious health complications associated with diabetes, including diabetic retinopathy (damage to the retina in the eye with loss of vision), diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) and diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage), as well as cardiovascular disease. Glycomet tablets 1000mg are formulated for sustained release to provide a steady absorption rate over four to eight hours.

What does Glycomet contain?

Glycomet tablets 1000mg contain the active ingredient metformin hydrochloride, which is an oral antihyperglycaemic medication used to control blood sugar levels in people with type-2 diabetes mellitus.

Treating type 2 diabetes with Glycomet

Glycomet tablets 1000mg contain metformin, an oral antihyperglycaemic medication that is used to control blood sugar levels in people with type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM, also called non insulin-dependent diabetes or maturity onset diabetes) who are unable to achieve adequate glycaemic control (normal blood sugar levels) with diet and exercise alone, which is a particular problem associated with obesity. Glycomet-1 lowers blood sugar after a meal (posprandial) as well as keeping levels normal between meals (basal levels), by helping the body respond to insulin without increasing insulin production, using three different mechanisms: decreasing glucose production in the liver, which is normally switched off when blood glucose levels are high enough; increasing sensitivity to insulin in fat and muscle tissue, where excess glucose is removed from the blood and stored; reducing absorption of glucose by the intestines form the diet. Maintaining glycaemic control with Glycomet tablets 1000mg reduces risk of serious health complications associated with diabetes, including diabetic retinopathy (damage to the retina in the eye with loss of vision), diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) and diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage), as well as cardiovascular disease.

What are the side effects of Glycomet?

The most commonly reported side effects when taking Glycomet tablets 1000mg include: gastrointestinal symptoms (such as diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting) which are usually mild and resolve spontaneously during continued treatment, metallic taste in the mouth and skin rash. A rare and potentially life threatening side effect is lactic acidosis (a build up of lactic acid in the blood) that can occur due to accumulation of metformin, particularly if you are taking high doses of metformin above 2000mg per day, have kidney problems, drink excessive amounts of alcohol, are elderly.

What are the health risks of Glycomet?

A rare and potentially life threatening side effect is lactic acidosis (a build up of lactic acid in the blood) that can occur due to accumulation of metformin, particularly if you are taking high doses of metformin above 2000mg per day, have kidney problems, drink excessive amounts of alcohol, are elderly.

When should Glycomet not be used?

You should not use Glycomet tablets 1000mg if you:
  • are allergic to metformin or any other biguanide or any ingredients in Glycomet
  • are pregnant or are breastfeeding without discussion with your doctor
  • have kidney or liver disease
  • have a conditions affecting renal function, like dehydration, severe infection or shock
  • have diabetic ketoacidosis, diabetic precoma
  • have acute or chronic disease which may cause tissue hypoxia such as heart failure, recent myocardial infarction, respiratory failure, pulmonary embolism, shock, acute significant blood loss, sepsis, gangrene, pancreatitis
  • have a history of lactic acidosis
  • have a problem with alcohol
  • are undergoing radiological treatment with intravascular iodinated contrast agents which may lead to renal failure, resulting in metformin accumulation and a risk of lactic acidosis
  • are taking medications that may interact with Glycomet-1 including: cimetidine for reflux and ulcers, medications for high blood pressure and heart conditions like nifedipine, beta-blockers, diuretics, other diabetes medications like sulfonylureas and repaglinide, corticosteroids such as prednisone, cortisone, anticoagulants

What medications interact with Glycomet?

Several medications interact with Glycomet tablets 1000mg and should either not be taken while you are taking Glycomet or only after discussion and instruction from your doctor:
  • Drugs that interact with Glycomet to increase side effects: other diabetes medications like sulfonylureas and repaglinide, ACE inhibitors for high blood pressure, corticosteroids such as prednisone, cortisone
  • Drugs that affect Glycomet, cimetidine for reflux and ulcers, medications for high blood pressure and heart conditions like nifedipine, beta-blockers, diuretics, thyroid medicines
  • Drugs that are affected by Glycomet, anticoagulants

How should Glycomet be taken?

You should take your Glycomet tablets 1000mg with a glass of water and with food. The dose you take and how often should be as recommended by your doctor. The usual starting dose is one tablet once, twice or three times daily during or immediately after a meal, to reduce stomach effects. You will have your blood sugar levels monitored and your dose may be adjusted after a few weeks, depending on how well your blood sugar levels are controlled. You should continue to take your Glycomet tablets 1000mg for as long as recommended by your doctor, which may be for long periods.

How long should you take Glycomet?

You should continue to take your Glycomet tablets 1000mg for as long as recommended by your doctor, which may be for long periods.

Missed dose of Glycomet

If you miss a dose of Glycomet tablets 1000mg take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.

How should Glycomet be stored?

You should store your Glycomet below 25°C in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight.

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