Insumed

Insumed

metformin

Manufacturer:

Medhaus

Distributor:

Medhaus
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Metformin HCl
Dosage/Direction for Use
Initially 500 mg bid-tid or 850 mg once or bid, gradually increased to a max of 2-3 g daily if necessary.
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
IDDM; heart failure, MI, dehydration, acute or chronic alcoholism or any other conditions predisposing to lactic acidosis; renal impairment, liver failure.
Special Precautions
Monitor renal & hepatic function regularly. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
GI effects eg, anorexia, nausea, vomiting; impaired absorption of vit B12, metallic taste, wt loss.
Drug Interactions
May increase the risk of hypoglycemia w/ drugs that decrease blood glucose conc. May reduce efficacy w/ drugs that increase blood glucose conc. May increase the risk of lactic acidosis & hypoglycemia. Care when given concomitantly w/ drugs that may impair renal function.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
A10BA02 - metformin ; Belongs to the class of biguanides. Used in the treatment of diabetes.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Insumed FC tab 500 mg
Packing/Price
100's (P380/box)
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