Metformin Sunward

Metformin Sunward

metformin

Manufacturer:

Sunward Pharma

Distributor:

Cordial Trading
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Primal
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Metformin HCl
Indications/Uses
NIDDM. May be used in combination w/ other oral antidiabetics or insulin.
Dosage/Direction for Use
500 mg tds may be increased gradually if necessary to max 3 g daily.
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Renal or hepatic impairment, CV collapse, CHF, acute MI, predisposition to hypotension or hypoglycaemia. DM complicated by acidosis, infection or gangrene. Surgery. Pregnancy.
Special Precautions
Lactic acidosis. Discontinue on administration of iodinated contrast agent & reinstitute until 48 hr afterwards. Monitor growth development in childn & adolescents. Lactation.
Adverse Reactions
GI disturbances, metallic taste, wt loss, weakness, lassitude, rash. Lactic acidosis, possibly heralded by vomiting, abdominal pain, hyperventilation & diminished consciousness may occur.
Drug Interactions
Reduced vit B12 absorption. Increased risk of lactic acidosis in acute alcohol intoxication. Increased blood glucose levels w/ glucocorticoids (systemic & local routes), β-agonists & diuretics. Decreased blood glucose levels w/ ACE inhibitors.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
A10BA02 - metformin ; Belongs to the class of biguanides. Used in the treatment of diabetes.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Metformin Sunward tab 500 mg
Packing/Price
1000's ($400/pack)
Form
Metformin Sunward tab 250 mg
Packing/Price
1000's
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