Formin SR 500mg Tablet

Formin SR 500mg Tablet

Diabetes Prescription (Rx) Required


NPR 35.00

Mfr: Nepal PHarmaceutical Laboratory Pvt. Ltd.
10 Tablet(s) in a Strip

What FORMIN SR 500MG is used for?

  • FORMIN SR 500MG is used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes when diet and exercise alone have not been enough to control your blood glucose levels
  • It is used particularly in overweight patients

Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine, if you:

  • are allergic to metformin hydrochloride or any other of its ingredients
  • have severe kidney or liver or heart or breathing problems
  • have uncontrolled diabetes
  • have ketoacidosis (is a condition in which substances called 'ketone bodies' accumulate in the blood and which can lead to diabetic pre-coma)
  • have dehydration as it may lead to kidney problems, which can put you at risk for lactic acidosis
  • have severe infection, such as an infection affecting your lung or bronchial system or your kidney
  • drink a lot of alcohol
  • need to have an examination such as X-ray or scan involving the injection of contrast medicine that contain iodine into your bloodstream
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine
  • Children 10 years and over and adolescents can take this medicine alone or together with insulin

Tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines

  • Diuretics which increase urine production
  • Ibuprofen and Celecoxib used to treat pain and inflammation
  • Salbutamol or terbutaline used to treat asthma
  • Corticosteroids used to treat a variety of conditions, such as severe inflammation of the skin or in asthma
  • Other medicines used to treat diabetes
  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
  • Do not crush or chew the tablets
  • Swallow each tablet with a glass of water
  • The maximum daily dose is 2000 mg taken as 2 or 3 divided doses
  • Adults usually start with 500 mg or 850 mg metformin hydrochloride tablets two or three times a day
  • The maximum daily dose is 3000 mg taken as 3 divided doses
  • If you take insulin too, your doctor will tell you how to start Metformin hydrochloride tablets
  • Take the tablets with or after a meal
  • If you take one dose a day, take it in the morning
  • If you take two divided doses a day, take them in the morning and evening
  • If you take three divided doses a day, take them in the morning, at noon and in the evening

If you take more

  • If you have taken more FORMIN SR 500MG than you should, you may experience lactic acidosis
  • Talk to your doctor straight away

If you forget to take FORMIN SR 500MG

  • Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose
  • Take the next dose at the usual time

If you stop taking FORMIN SR 500MG

  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless told by your doctor
  • digestive problems, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and loss of appetite
  • changes in taste

What is type 2 diabetes

  • Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which your body does not make enough insulin, and the insulin that your body produces does not work as well as it should
  • Your body can also make too much sugar
  • When this happens, sugar (glucose) builds up in the blood
  • This can lead to serious medical conditions such as heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, and amputation

Risk of lactic acidosis: Metformin hydrochloride may cause a very rare, but very serious side effect called lactic acidosis, which may lead to coma particularly if your kidneys are not working properly

Symptoms of lactic acidosis include:

  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • muscle cramps
  • a general feeling of not being well with severe tiredness.
  • difficulty in breathing
  • reduced body temperature and heartbeat
  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
  • Store at room temperature (15-25ºC)

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