Manufacturer: Nicholas piramal
Trade name: Gluformin XL
Strength: 500 mg
Active ingredient: Metformin
Category: Anti diabetetic drug
Pregnancy category: Metformin belongs to FDA pregnancy category B. This means that metformin is safe during pregnancy and is not expected to cause any harm to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning for conception.
Gluformin XL 500 mg tablet is anti diabetic medicine used to control high blood sugar in type 2 diabetes. It is used alone or in combination with other medications including insulin. Arkamet IPR 850 mg tablet is not used to control blood sugar in type 1 diabetes.
Take gluformin XL 500 mg tablet orally with a meal as advised by your doctor. Diet and exercise along with this tablet gives better results. Check the blood sugar levels at your doctors office and adjust the dose as directed by your doctor.
Start with 500 mg orally twice a day or 850 mg orally once a day and increase weekly as directed by your doctor. Maximum daily dose is 2500 mg.
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Written by: healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: May 31st, 2015
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