Panfor SR

Panfor SR

metformin

Manufacturer:

Mega Lifesciences

Distributor:

Maxxcare
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Metformin HCl
Indications/Uses
In maturity onset (non-insulin-dependent) obese diabetics & juvenile diabetics in whom diet alone has failed as monotherapy or in combination w/ insulin, glitazones or sulfonylureas. Adjunct to diet & exercise to improve glycemic control in patients w/ type-2 diabetes.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Initially 500 mg once daily w/ the evening meal. May be increased in increments of 500 mg wkly. Max: 2,000 mg/day.
Administration
Should be taken with food: Swallow whole, do not chew/crush.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Alcoholism, NIDDM complicated by severe ketosis & acidosis, diabetic precoma & coma, patients undergoing surgery, after severe trauma or during infections, COPD, CHD, cardiac failure, peripheral vascular disease, hypoglycemia. Renal or hepatic failure. Pregnancy.
Special Precautions
Lactic acidosis may occur (rare). Adjust dose according to blood glucose levels during the 1st few mth. Childn & elderly.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea, diarrhoea, gastric pain, constipation, vomiting, metallic taste in mouth. Rash, pruritus, urticaria, erythema, flushing. Headache, dizziness.
Drug Interactions
Phenprocoumon, thiazides, corticosteroids, alcohol, furosemide, nifedipine, amiloride, digoxin, morphine, procainamide, quinidine, quinine, ranitidine, triamterene, trimethoprim, cimetidine & vancomycin. Acarbose & guar gum may reduce the absorption of metformin HCl.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
A10BA02 - metformin ; Belongs to the class of biguanides. Used in the treatment of diabetes.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Panfor SR tab 500 mg
Packing/Price
5 × 20's
Form
Panfor SR tab 1000 mg
Packing/Price
5 × 20's
Form
Panfor SR tab 750 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's
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