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Drug information on Formet (800 mg) (Metformin) from Alkem Laboratories Ltd.

Formet (800 mg)

  Tablet  
Alkem Laboratories Ltd.
Generic : Metformin
 14.50
850mg
10 Tablets

Drug Name : Metformin

Metformin(Fortamet) generic Formet (800 mg) is an oral antidiabetic agent, prescribed for type 2 diabetes. It helps control blood sugar levels.
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Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Formet (800 mg) may be prescribed


Side effects of Formet (800 mg)

   Most Common : Diarrhea, vomiting and infection.

   Body as a Whole : Accidental injury, headache and infection.

   Gastrointestinal : Indigestion and nausea.

   Respiratory : Nose inflammation.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Dose is based on patient’s condition. The recommended dose is 0.5 to 2.5mg in divided doses.

How to use Formet (800 mg)?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

When is Formet (800 mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis (high blood glucose with the presence of ketones in the urine), kidney disease and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Formet (800 mg)

It may cause dizziness, do not drink alcohol beverages while taking this medication.

• It may lead to dehydration; drink plenty of water to avoid this problem.

• Monitor blood sugar regularly.

• Take your food properly; otherwise it will lead to low blood sugar.

• Caution needed in elderly patients, children, and during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Other Precautions for Formet (800 mg)

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Formet (800 mg)

Store it at room temperature.


Schedule : G  Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.



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