Gluformin XL 500 mg tablet: Uses, side effects, dosage

Manufacturer: Nicholas piramal

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Trade name: Gluformin XL

Strength: 500 mg

Type: Tablet

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.

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Uses of gluformin XL 500 mg tablet

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.

How to use gluformin XL 500 mg tablet

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.

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Side effects of gluformin XL 500 mg tablet


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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: team

Date last updated: May 31st, 2015

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