Panfor SR-1000

Panfor SR-1000

metformin

Manufacturer:

Mega Lifesciences

Distributor:

Metro Drug
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Metformin HCl
Indications/Uses
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 DM.
Dosage/Direction for Use
500 mg once daily w/ increments of 500 mg wkly. Max: 2,000 mg daily.
Administration
Should be taken with food: Swallow whole, do not chew/crush.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Renal or hepatic failure, alcoholism, NIDDM w/ severe ketosis & acidosis, diabetic precoma & coma. Patients undergoing surgery, severe trauma, infections, COPD, CHD, cardiac failure, peripheral vascular disease, hypoglycemia. Pregnancy.
Special Precautions
Discontinue if lactic acidosis occurs. Lactation. Childn. Elderly.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea, diarrhea, gastric pain, constipation, vomiting, metallic taste; rash, pruritus, urticaria, erythema & flushing. Headache, dizziness; impaired GI absorption of vit B12 & folic acid on long-term use.
Drug Interactions
Phenprocoumon, hyperglycemic agents (eg, thiazides & corticosteroids), alcohol, furosemide, nifedipine & cationic drugs (eg, amiloride, digoxin, morphine, procainamide, quinidine, quinine, ranitidine, triamterene, trimethoprim, cimetidine & vancomycin). Reduced 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
Panfor SR-1000 SR tab 1 g
Packing/Price
100's
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