|Taking metformin with alcohol can cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, sleepiness, stomach upset, or other unusual symptoms.
|Abomet 500mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use during pregnancy.Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
|Abomet 500mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use during lactation. \nLimited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
|Metformin is the medicine of choice to lower blood sugar levels. You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines (if prescribed) along with Abomet . Chances of weight gain and low blood sugar are lesser as compared to other diabetes medicines. An upset stomach with nausea and diarrhoea may occur in the first two weeks; take it with food to avoid an upset stomach. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) may occur when taken along with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or on delaying/skipping a meal. Carry a sugar source with you for immediate relief. Notify your doctor if you have a kidney disease. Your doctor may adjust your dose. Vitamin B12 deficiency and symptoms of anemia like fatigue, pale skin, shortness of breath or headache may occur. Notify your doctor if you experience any of these as you may require supplements.
|Common Side Effect
|Nausea, Vomiting, Altered taste, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite.
|How to Use
|Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Abomet 500mg Tablet SR is to be taken with food.
|Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
|Abomet 500mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Abomet 500mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.Use of Abomet 500mg Tablet SR is, however, not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
|Abomet 500mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Abomet 500mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.Abomet 500mg Tablet SR is generally started with low dose in patients with mild to moderate liver disease and its use is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
|Mechanism of action
|Metformin is an anti-diabetic medication (biguanide). It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying sugar (glucose) absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin.
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