Metformin Sunward

Metformin Sunward

metformin

Manufacturer:

Sunward

Distributor:

Apex Pharma Marketing
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Metformin HCl
Indications/Uses
Maturity onset DM not responsive to diet alone.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Initially 500 mg tds or 850 mg bd. May gradually be increased up to max of 3 g/day.
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Hepatic or renal impairment. CV collapse, CHF, acute MI or other conditions leading to hypotension or hypoxaemia. DM complicated by acidosis, infection or gangrene during pregnancy or surgery. Pregnancy & lactation.
Special Precautions
Monitor for lactic acidosis. Determine serum creatinine levels prior to therapy & monitor regularly. Administration of iodinated contrast media. Discontinue therapy 48 hr prior to elective surgery w/ general anaesth. Co-administration w/ insulin & sulphonylureas. Childn 10-12 yr. Decreased renal function in elderly.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, taste disturbance.
Drug Interactions
Vit B12, tetracycline, alcohol & alcohol-containing medications. Iodinated contrast agents. Glucocorticoids, β2-agonists, diuretics; ACE inhibitors.
MIMS Class
Antidiabetic Agents
ATC Classification
A10BA02 - metformin ; Belongs to the class of biguanides. Used in the treatment of diabetes.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Metformin Sunward film-coated tab 250 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10 × 10's
Form
Metformin Sunward film-coated tab 500 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10 × 10's
Form
Metformin Sunward film-coated tab 850 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's
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