Metforex

Metforex

metformin

Manufacturer:

Favorex

Distributor:

DKSH
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Metformin HCl
Indications/Uses
Treatment of type 2 diabetes, alone or w/ oral antidiabetic agents or w/ insulin, when hyperglycemia cannot be controlled by diet management or if patient is overwt. 
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult 1 tab bd, may be increased by 1 tab at wkly intervals. Max: 6 tab daily. Maintenance: 1 tab bd-tds.
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Diabetic coma & ketoacidosis; active or history of lactic acidosis; severe hepatic disease; renal disease; conditions associated w/ hypoxemia.
Special Precautions
Monitor blood glucose level regularly for the possibility of hypoglycemia. Renal impairment. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn.
Adverse Reactions
Anorexia, dyspepsia, flatulence, metallic taste, nausea, vomiting, headache, wt loss.
Drug Interactions
May decrease absorption of folic acid & vit B12. Caution w/ alcohol, cimetidine, furosemide.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
A10BA02 - metformin ; Belongs to the class of biguanides. Used in the treatment of diabetes.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Metforex tab 850 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's
Form
Metforex tab 500 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's
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