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Treatment of diabetes
Used to control blood sugar.
Metformin hydrochloride is used to treat patients with type II diabetes (called "non-insulin-dependent diabetes") when exercises and diet are not sufficient to control blood glucose levels. In particular, this drug is used by patients with obesity. Mmetformin hydrochloride may be administered for adults alone or along with other medications to treat diabetes (medications taken orally or with insulin).
10-years and older children, as well as adolescents, can take metformin hydrochloride alone or together with insulin.
You can not take metformin hydrochloride:
During pregnancy, you need insulin to treat you for diabetes. Tell your doctor if you think you can or plan to become pregnant so that he can adjust your treatment regimen. Do not take this medication if you are breast-feeding, or if you are planning to breast-feed.
Digestive problems, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, colic and loss of appetite. These side effects most often occur at the start of metformin hydrochloride. To alleviate the above symptoms, it is recommended to distribute the doses of the drug throughout the day, take tablets with food, or immediately after meals. If symptoms continue, stop taking metformin hydrochloride and consult your doctor.
Dexcel Pharma Technologies Ltd, Israel
Also known as: Metformin HCl, Metact-SR, Glucophage, Alphage, Glycomet, MetPro, Saformin, Glyformin, Metovib, Metme, Duomorphic, Anglucid, Robergen