Glucon

Glucon Dosage/Direction for Use

metformin

Manufacturer:

Avex

Distributor:

Apex
Full Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adults: Monotherapy and combination with other oral antidiabetic agents: The usual starting dose is one tablet 2 or 3 times daily given during or after meals. After 10 to 15 days the dose should be adjusted on the basis of blood glucose measurements. A slow increase of dose may improve gastrointestinal tolerability.
The maximum recommended dose of metformin is 3 g daily.
If transfer from another oral antidiabetic agent is intended: discontinue the other agent and initiate metformin at the dose indicated as previously mentioned.
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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Combination with insulin: Metformin and insulin may be used in combination therapy to achieve better blood glucose control. Metformin is given at the usual starting dose of one tablet 2-3 times daily, while Insulin dosage is adjusted on the basis of blood glucose measurements.
Children and adolescents: Monotherapy and combination with insulin: Glucon film-coated tablets can be used in children from 10 years of age and adolescents.
The usual starting dose is one tablet of 500mg or 850mg once daily, given during meals or after meals.
After 10 to 15 days the dose should be adjusted in the basis of blood glucose measurements. A slow increase of dose may improve gastrointestinal tolerability. The maximum recommended dose of metformin is 2g daily, taken as 2 or 3 divided doses.
Mode of Administration: Oral.
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