How it should be taken
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth (1.2.5/500mg), two times per day with food.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
PO - The initial dose is based on patient’s condition. Maximum recommended dose is 25/2000mg.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Contraindicated to patients with kidney impairment, metabolic acidosis, diabetic ketoacidosis, and hypersensitivity.
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This medication is an anti-diabetic drug, prescribed for type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Category B :
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Warnings and Precautions
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver impairment, acute pancreatitis, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Patient may develop with increased risk of liver failure (sometimes fatal); monitor liver functions and complete blood counts regularly while taking this medication.
Follow the diet and exercise program instructed by your healthcare provider.
Store it at room temperature (20°C to 25°C).