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Metformin (HCl):500mg | Oral hypoglycemics

Manufactured / Marketed By : Derma techProduct Form : TabletPack Size : 5x10sIngredients : Metformin (HCl):500mgGeneric Category : Oral hypoglycemics

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for AFORAL 500mg Tablet 5x10s

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Hypoglycemia severe
  • Lactic Acidosis severe
  • Weakness
  • Chest discomfort
  • Headache
  • Runny Nose
  • Belching and Heartburn
  • Swollen joints

Uses of AFORAL 500mg Tablet 5x10s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Type II Diabetes Mellitus

    This medicine is used along with an appropriate diet and exercise regimen to reduce blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    This medicine is used along with an appropriate diet and exercise regimen to reduce blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-3 hours of administration.

  • Duration of Effect

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4 to 8 hours.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

When not to use?

  • Severe kidney impairment

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a severe impairment of kidney function due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to AFORAL 500mg Tablet 5x10s or any other biguanides.

  • Metabolic Acidosis

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with metabolic acidosis since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Lactic Acidosis

    This medicine may cause lactic acidosis, which may be fatal, in some patients. This risk is especially higher in patients suffering from heart diseases, kidney diseases, etc. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

  • Kidney disease

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of kidney disease due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

  • Alcohol use

    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

  • Stress

    Use of this medicine should be discontinued in patients exposed to stressful conditions such as a fever, trauma, surgeries, or accidents since it may not be effective in controlling blood sugar levels in these conditions. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered under your doctor's supervision.

  • Type I diabetes

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from Type I diabetes since it is not effective in treating such patients.

  • Diarrhea

    This medicine may cause diarrhea when therapy is initiated. In most cases, diarrhea subsides by itself. Contact your doctor if the problem persists for longer durations. Therapy may need to be discontinued in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • Vitamin B12 deficiency

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with vitamin B12 deficiency since it may worsen the patient's condition. Appropriate vitamin B12 supplementation and dose adjustments may be required in some cases.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

  • Overdose

    Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Some overdosages could lead to Lactic Acidosis which requires immediate medical intervention.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Amlodipine moderate
  • Estradiol moderate
  • Gatifloxacin severe
  • Iodinated Contrast Media severe
  • Aloe Vera moderate
Disease interactions
  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with vitamin B12 deficiency since it may worsen the patient's condition. Appropriate vitamin B12 supplementation and dose adjustments may be required based on the clinical condition.

General Instructions

Take AFORAL 500mg Tablet 5x10s exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Your dose is likely to change over time based on therapeutic response and clinical condition. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is recommended during treatment with this medicine. You should always carry a sugar candy with you to counteract unexpected lowering of blood sugar levels. Do not change the dose or duration of use without consulting your doctor.

Other details

  • Other details To be taken with food
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • May cause sleepiness

How it works

AFORAL 500mg Tablet 5x10s decreases absorption of glucose from the intestines and increases the action of insulin in the body. This helps in reducing the blood glucose levels.

References

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver AFORAL 500mg Tablet 5x10s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts the your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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