I-Max

I-Max

metformin

Manufacturer:

Patriot

Distributor:

Natrapharm
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Metformin HCl
Indications/Uses
As monotherapy or in combination w/ a sulfonylurea in NIDDM not responding to dietary modification. Adjuvant in type 1 diabetics or insulin deficient patients who are not adequately controlled w/ insulin.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Initially 500 mg tid. Dose may be gradually increased to max 3 g daily.
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Renal impairment, liver or heart failure, recent MI, dehydration, alcoholism & other conditions predisposing to lactic acidosis.
Special Precautions
Not recommended during pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Anorexia, nausea, diarrhea, metallic taste, wt loss. Impaired vit B12 absorption. Rarely, lactic acidosis.
Drug Interactions
Amiloride, cimetidine, digoxin, morphine, procainamide, quinidine, vancomycin, trimethoprim. May increase levels w/ cimetidine.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
A10BA02 - metformin ; Belongs to the class of biguanides. Used in the treatment of diabetes.
Presentation/Packing
Form
I-Max FC tab 500 mg
Packing/Price
60's (P358.7/pack)
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