The doctor may prescribe Metphar XR to be taken on its own, or in combination with other oral antidiabetic medicines or insulin.
Always take Metphar XR exactly as advised by the doctor.
Patients should check with the doctor or pharmacist if unsure.
Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water, do not chew.
Recommended dose: Usually patients will start treatment with 500 milligrams of Metformin HCl extended-release tablets daily. After patients have been taking Metformin HCl extended-release tablets for about 2 weeks, the doctor may measure the blood sugar and adjust the dose. The maximum daily dose is 2000 milligrams of Metformin HCl extended-release tablets.
If patients have reduced kidney function, the doctor may prescribe a lower dose.
Normally, patients should take the tablets once a day, with the evening meal.
In some cases, the doctor may recommend to take the tablets twice a day. Always take the tablets with food.
Please note that only Metphar XR 750 extended-release tablets 750 mg are available. Please consider other suitable oral preparation for recommended dosages other than 750 mg.
Posology and Renal Impairment: A GFR should be assessed before initiation of treatment with metformin-containing products and at least annually thereafter. In patients at an increased risk of further progression of renal impairment and in the elderly, renal function should be assessed more frequently, e.g. every 3 - 6 months. (See table.)
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If patients forget to take Metphar XR, it should be taken as soon as remembered with some food. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.