Met -500 is an oral antidiabetic agent, prescribed for type 2 diabetes. It helps control blood sugar levels.
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Drug information on Met -500 (Metformin) from West Coast Pharmaceuticals Works
Drug Name : Metformin
Metformin(Fortamet) generic Met -500 is an oral antidiabetic agent, prescribed for type 2 diabetes. It helps control blood sugar levels.
More Info about Metformin
Trade Names for Metformin
Fortamet, Glucophage, Glumetza, Riomet
Dose is based on patient’s condition. The recommended dose is 0.5 to 2.5mg in divided doses.
Most Common : Diarrhea, vomiting and infection.
Body as a Whole : Accidental injury, headache and infection.
Gastrointestinal : Indigestion and nausea.
Respiratory : Nose inflammation.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
Contraindicated in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis (high blood glucose with the presence of ketones in the urine), kidney disease and hypersensitivity.
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.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature.
Schedule : G Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.