Glycomet SR 1000 Mg

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  • Generic Name : Metformin Hydrochloride Tablets
  • Brand Name : Glucophage
  • Manufacturer Name : USV Ltd
  • Delivery Days : 10 To 12 Working Days
  • Presentation : Tablet/s (Blister Packing)

What is Glycomet SR 1000mg (Metformin)?

Glycomet SR 1000mg is an effective and first-choice medicine to control the high blood glucose level in a patient with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Patients should only take this drug only after a prescription from a doctor. It is also advisable to use this drug along with a healthy nutrition plan and regular exercise.

The medicine helps reduce the risk of serious complications associated with high blood sugar. It prevents the risks like kidney damage, heart disorders like heart attacks & strokes, blindness, etc.

Glycomet also helps to treat polycystic ovary syndrome. It is a disorder related to hormones that may result in the enlargement of ovaries, with crystals developing in the outer lining of the ovary.

How does it work?

Glycomet 1000mg is composed of metformin hydrochloride, an antihyperglycaemic medication. It belongs to a group of oral diabetic drugs known as biguanide.

This medication controls the high blood by lowering its production after a meal and keeping the sugar level stable between meals.

The medicine usually works using three different mechanisms. First, It decreases the amount of glucose produced by the liver; it switches off when the blood glucose levels go high. Second, It also increases insulin production and improves its utilization process in the body. Third, Reduces the absorption of glucose by the intestines from the diet. All these mechanisms help to reduce high blood glucose and make the proper use of produced one.

Dosage Indication

Glycomet SR 1000mg is a prescription drug, and take it as long as recommended for you by a doctor. The medication is advised depending on age, body mass, and medical conditions. Take a Glycomet tablet orally with a glass of water. You can take this tablet immediately after having your meal. Take these tablets at fixed time intervals and with a healthy diet to get the most benefits.

Missed dose

Consume the missed dose as soon as you remember. But you must avoid that missed dose if it's too late and it's almost time for the next scheduled dose. Make sure that you do not consume a double at the nearby time. Otherwise, it may lead to the risk of overdosing. Do not take an extra dose to make up for the missed one. Continue with the next scheduled dose and return to your regular dosage regimen. 

Overdose

Never consume an overdose of this drug. Do not consume two-dose simultaneously; seek emergency medical attention if you overdose. 

Side effects

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Chest discomfort
  • Abdominal pain
  • Runny nose
  • Headache
  • Belching and heartburn
  • Swollen joint
  • Body aches
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Low blood sugar
  • Loss of appetite

Following are the common side effects of Glycomet 1000mg tablets. These side effects usually disappear when the patient's body adjusts to the drug. But in a few cases, if they persist or become server-side effects, you must visit a doctor soon. 

Drug interactions:

Following medicines may cause drug interaction with Metformin Hcl. Please inform your doctor if you take any of them before taking Glycomet 1000mg.

  • Antidepressants(bupropion)
  • Heart condition drugs(digoxin)
  • Anti-epileptic medications ( lamotrigine, topiramate) 
  • Antibiotics drugs(cephalexin, ciprofloxacin) 
  • Heart-related medicines (ranolazine) 
  • Iodinated X-ray contrast agents 
  • Anti-oxidants
  • Antidiabetic drugs
  • Sex hormones(androgens) and growth hormones (pegvisomant) 
  • Saliva reducing medications(glycopyrrolate) 
  • HIV drugs(dolutegravir) 
  • Anti-TB drugs (prothionamide) 
  • Painkillers (aspirin) 

Precautions

  • Alcohol consumption during the medication is unsafe.
  • The medicine can interact with some drugs; you should inform your doctor if you are already taking any medicine. 
  • Patients Allergic to Metformin hydrochloride should not consume any Glycomet SR 1000mg dose.
  • Usually, the medication is not safe for use in women during pregnancy. Also, during breastfeeding and use it unless it's necessary. Discuss this medicine's risks and benefits before you start using this drug. 
  • Use it with caution if suffering from kidney or liver disorders.

FaQs

What is the duration of action of the Glycomet tablet?

It depends on the strength of the medicine. Usually, a 500mg dose of Glycomet may remain active for approximately 4 days in your body. 

How long does Glycomet last?

Metformin, within 1-3 hours, reaches its highest concentration in the blood. The half-life of Glycomet is relays between 2-6 hours after it starts its action. However, the half-life of Metformin may take up to 14 hours in some cases. 

Is Glycomet SR 1000mg safe for kidneys?

Metformin is often a first-choice treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes. It is unknown whether it is safe for your kidneys or other organs. But if you have any serious kidney-related disease, then you must be cautious. Discuss your medical condition with your doctor before you start taking Metformin.

Does Glycomet SR Tablet cause weight loss?

Yes, Glycomet SR Tablets also cause weight loss in people who are overweight or obese. It may cause a modest loss in weight in people who are overweight and obese and at risk of diabetes. Also, it may show weight loss in sensitive or insulin-resistant patients. But starting this medicine for weight loss is not recommended on your own. One must consult a doctor before considering taking it. 

Which diabetes medicine is safest?

Most experts consider Metformin the safest medicine for patients with type 2 diabetes. For many decades Metformin has shown the best results. It is effective, affordable, and safe. These qualities of this healthcare drug make it a first-line treatment for type-2 diabetes. 

Which is better, Metformin OR Insulin?

Metformin and Insulin both are among the medications used to treat diabetes. But there is a difference in these medicines: Metformin is generally used to treat only type 2 diabetes. On the other hand, Insulin helps to treat both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in patients. Metformin is also helpful in treating polycystic ovaries and weight gain due to medications used for treating psychoses.

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