Normax

Normax

metformin

Manufacturer:

Inventia Healthcare

Distributor:

Bell-Kenz Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Metformin HCl
Indications/Uses
NIDDM (type 2 DM) particularly in obese & juvenile diabetics in whom diet alone has failed as monotherapy. Adjunct to diet & exercise to improve glycemic control in patients w/ type II diabetes.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Individualized dosage. Initially 500 mg once daily, may be increased in increments of 500 mg wkly. Max: 2,000 mg once daily, consider trial of 1,000 mg bid.
Administration
Should be taken with food: Take w/ or after meals. Swallow whole, do not chew/crush.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Renal or hepatic failure, alcoholism, NIDDM complicated by severe ketosis & acidosis, diabetic pre-coma & coma, patients undergoing surgery, after severe trauma or during infections, COPD, CHD, cardiac failure, peripheral vascular disease, hypocalcemia. Pregnancy.
Special Precautions
Lactic acidosis. Lactation. Childn. Elderly.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea, diarrhea, gastric pain, constipation, vomiting, metallic taste in the mouth; rash, pruritus, urticaria, erythema & flushing; headache & dizziness. Impaired GI absorption of vit B12 & folic acid (long-term use).
Drug Interactions
Drug interaction w/ phenprocoumon, hyperglycemics (eg, thiazides, corticosteroids), alcohol, furosemide, nifedipine & cationic drugs (amiloride, digoxin, morphine, procainamide, quinidine, quinine, ranitidine, triamterene, trimethoprim, cimetidine & vancomycin). May reduce absorption w/ acarbose & guar gum.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
A10BA02 - metformin ; Belongs to the class of biguanides. Used in the treatment of diabetes.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Normax ER tab 500 mg
Packing/Price
100's (P900/box, P9/ER tab)
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