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Glycomet 500 MG Tablet SR

Manufacturer: Usv Ltd
Medicine composition: Metformin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Glycomet 500 MG tablet SR is a medication that helps to maintain the balanced blood sugar levels within the body. It treats type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome and heart diseases.

Glycomet 500 MG tablet SR performs by reducing the quantity of glucose production by the liver. It helps to suppress the quantity of the glucose that liver releases within the body. Therefore, it reduces the blood sugar levels within the body of the patient suffering from the condition of type 2 diabetes. This medication increases the sensitivity levels towards insulin, making the body absorb enormous amounts of glucose. The medication is available for use as a tablet and even an oral solution.

Aside from the conditions already mentioned this medication treats conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, cardiovascular diseases and hypertension. If diabetes is not duly managed it can lead to failure of the kidneys. This medication, therefore, maintains low blood sugar levels and diabetes.

Glycomet 500 MG tablet helps to reduce production of sugar levels. Patients suffering from type 2 diabetes manufactures about three times the quantity of glucose and the bodies of such patients do not have sufficient capabilities to absorb such large quantities of glucose. This medication is therefore extremely effective when it comes to reducing the quantity of glucose.

Glycomet 500 MG tablet SR improves the blood glucose concentration in both children as well as adults. The medication needs to be taken along with daily exercise and a proper healthy diet.

The medication treats hormonal conditions such as Polycystic ovary syndrome.

This medication is not advised for people suffering from damaged kidney functions. It can be attributed to factors such as heart attack, septicaemia and shock. The medication is not prescribed for people having a past record of allergies to it. The medication is not advised for use in people suffering from unbalanced acid levels within the body.

In addition to its intended effect, Glycomet 500 MG Tablet SR may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Nausea and vomiting Moderate Less Common
diarrhea Moderate Less Common
Lactic Acidosis Moderate Less Common
Weakness Moderate Less Common
Chest discomfort Moderate Less Common
headache Moderate Less Common
Running Nose Moderate Less Common
Irregular heartbeat Moderate Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?

The effects of this medication last for about four to eight hours.

What is the onset of action?

The medication starts to work in about three hours post administration.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

The medication is not prescribed for use by pregnant women due to the chance of abnormalities within the foetus. Alternate methods of blood sugar regulation such as insulin therapy can be considered during the time of pregnancy.

Is it habit forming?

This medication has not reported showing any habit forming propensities.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

The medication is not prescribed for use by women who are breastfeeding owing to possibilities of adverse reactions on the baby. Other ways in which blood sugar levels can be controlled include insulin therapy.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Glycomet 500 MG Tablet SR , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd
Abbott India Ltd
Wockhardt Ltd
Are there any missed dose instructions?

If you forget to take a dose consume it as soon as you recall it. However, if it is almost time for the next one, skip the earlier dose. Under no condition should you take up more doses in order to compensate for the missed medication dose.

Are there any overdose instructions?

Notify the doctor right away if an overdose of medication is suspected. Sometimes overdosing on Glycomet 500 MG tablet leads to Lactic Acidosis.

Glycomet 500 MG Tablet SR decreases glucose production in the liver, decreases intestinal absorption of glucose, and improves insulin sensitivity by increasing bodies glucose uptake and utilization.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Moderate

This medication is not prescribed for patients who are suffering from excessively damaged kidney functions. It is also not prescribed for patients suffering from allergies to biguanides and metformin. The medication should also not been recommended to patients suffering from metabolic acidosis as it may aggravate conditions.

Interaction with Alcohol
Moderate

Upon interacting with alcohol Glycomet 500 MG tablet can increase the risk of developing the condition of lactic acidosis.

Interaction with Food
Moderate

There is no information available as to the medicines reaction upon interacting with food.

Interaction with Medicine
Moderate

This medication reacts moderately and sometimes severely with medicines such as amlodipine, aloe vera, gatifloxacin, estradiol and iodinated contrast media.

Ques: What is Glycomet 500 mg tablet sr?
Ans: Glycomet 500 mg tablet SR is a medication which has metformin as an active ingredients present in it. Metformin is an anti-diabetic medication (biguanide). This medicine performs its action by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying sugar (glucose) absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin. It is used to treat conditions such as Type II Diabetes Mellitus.
Ques: What is Glycomet 500 mg tablet sr used for?
Ans: Glycomet 500 mg tablet SR is a medication which is used to treat, control, and prevent the below mentioned conditions such as Type II Diabetes Mellitus. It is a prescribed medication and should only be taken on a prescription.
Ques: What are the side effects of Glycomet 500 mg tablet sr?
Ans:

Glycomet 500 mg tablet SR is a medication which has some known side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of these side effects are rare but severe. If you experience any of the below mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. It is a prescribed medication and should not b taken without prescription.

Some side effects of Glycomet 500 mg tablet SR, which are listed below:

  1. Nausea and vomiting
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Abdominal pain
  4. Hypoglycemia
  5. Lactic Acidosis
  6. Weakness
  7. Chest discomfort
  8. Headache
  9. Runny Nose
  10. Belching and Heartburn
  11. Swollen joints
  12. Loss of appetite
  13. Taste change
  14. Indigestion
  15. Weakness
  16. Vomiting
  17. Flatulence
  18. Hives

Ques: Is Glycomet useful in the treatment of infertility?
Ans: Glycomet 500 mg tablet SR is medication which is commonly used off-label for the treatment of infertility related to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It manages ovulation and androgen levels in the body and improves menstrual regularity and pregnancy rates and outcomes. This beneficial effect is thought to be due to improvement in insulin resistance by Glycomet. It is a prescribed medication and should only be taken on a prescription.
What are you using Glycomet 500 MG Tablet SR for?
Type II Diabetes Mellitus
Other
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
How much was the improvement?
Average
Excellent
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within 2 hours
Within a day
Within 6 hours
Within 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Twice a day
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
Thrice a day
Four times A Day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
Empty stomach
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Weakness
Nausea and vomiting
Headache
Abdominal Pain
Hypoglycemia
Lactic Acidosis
Diarrhea
Chest discomfort
No Side Effects
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Popular Questions & Answers

Hi Sir, I want to ask you that can glycomet cause full blindness in glycomet patients.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Hi Sir, I want to ask you that can glycomet cause full blindness in glycomet patients.
No. glycomet cannot cause full blindness in diabetes patients.and in case they get blindness it may be due to excess , uncontrolled diabetes or eye diseases
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What is the difference between the tablet sr 500 and glycomet 250 mg? I fee sr500 is not responding after changing from glycomet 250 mg.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What is the difference between the tablet sr 500 and glycomet 250 mg? I fee sr500 is not responding after changing fr...
The difference is sr means sustained release, where the drug metformin is released over 12 hrs at a constant rate and the drug action is prolonged. Normal tablet releases the drug in about an hour or so, action lasts for lesser time. Sr tablets also produce lesser gastro intestinal side effects.
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I have pcod and on glycomet instead of periods there is always white vaginal discharge.

BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
You maintain high grade of personal hygiene. Do change your underclothes at least 2 times a day Wear cotton under garments Stay hydrated Keep the area dry For more details you can consult me.

Difference in glycomet gp-1 and glycomet 500 what are conditions when glimepiride and metformin to be taken individual or as combination, if sugar in the range of 140 in fasting and 180-200 after lunch can we take glycomet 500 alone.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Difference in glycomet gp-1 and glycomet 500 what are conditions when glimepiride and metformin to be taken individua...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Glimepiride stimulates betacells to secrete insuli. Metformin is supposed to reduce insulin resistance and slow down glucose absorption from the intestine. Plus it also has many more beneficial functions. Usually both these are used togeter to control increased blood glucose. In newly diagnosed patients metformin alone is used. In some both drugs are used together. Which drug to take for a particular level can be decided by the treating doctor. Thanks.
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Please tell me that whether glycomet trio2 tablet is better taking before morning meal or before night meal.

MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma In Diabetology (PGDD), Middlesex university London, Stanley Medical college Chennai
Diabetologist, Chennai
Please tell me that whether glycomet trio2 tablet is better taking before morning meal or before night meal.
Diabetic medications can be taken, as per your diet, occupation this medicine can be taken half tablet twice a day along with food.

Popular Health Tips

MD - Internal Medicine, CCMD(Diabetology), PG Course in Diabetology, ADVANCED CERTIFICATE COURSE IN DIABETES
Diabetologist, Dehradun
vitamin B12 should be checked periodically in diabetics on tab.Metformin
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MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
A few patients have enquired about the 1st line of drug for Type 2 diabetes. Usually, Metformin is the first drug to be given in non-pregnant Type 2 Diabetes, along with advice on diet changes, exercises & lifestyle modifications (quit smoking, quit or reduce alcohol, etc). But in a few patients, Insulin might be used as 1st line. But even in such patients, Metformin is given along with Insulin.
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DELAYING INSULIN INITIATION

MD - Internal Medicine, CCMD(Diabetology), PG Course in Diabetology, ADVANCED CERTIFICATE COURSE IN DIABETES
Diabetologist, Dehradun
DELAYING INSULIN INITIATION
For patients with type 2 diabetes treated with metformin, add-on sitagliptin is associated with a lower risk for insulin initiation than add-onsulphonylureas like glimepride, according to a study published in diabetes, obesity and metabolism.
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diabetic double risk of parkinsonism

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
diabetic double risk  of parkinsonism
Diabetes more than doubles the risk of developing Parkinson's disease while metformin therapy protects against that risk, according to research published in the publication Parkinsonism and Related Disorders.

Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the brain that leads to tremors and difficulty with walking, movement and coordination. It most often develops in people age 50 or older and is one of the most common nervous system disorders of the elderly, according to the National Institutes of Health. There is no known cure.

The major 12-year study in Taiwan found that while diabetes increases the risk of Parkinson's 2.2 fold, including metformin in the therapy negates that risk.

“An exciting aspect of the finding is that metformin seems to be working to protect the brain against neurodegeneration which contributes to Parkinsonism. This means it may also be considered a relevant therapy for the prevention of dementia as well,” said Mark Wahlqvist, professor at the National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan and lead author of the study.

Metformin is the first-line medication for patients with type 2 diabetes. This affordable and commonly prescribed oral drug lowers blood glucose levels by decreasing the amount of glucose produced by the liver and enhancing insulin action. It's a type of biguanide drug used since the 1950s with a relatively safe record.

Researchers also found that use of sulfonylurea drugs, a common treatment for diabetes, further increases the risk by about 57 percent.

Sylfonylureas are a category of oral medications that stimulate the beta cells of the pancreas to release more insulin, according to the American Diabetes Association. Sylfonylurea drugs have been in use since the 1950s and include glipizide, glyburide, glimepiride and chlorpropamide.

Researchers theorize that metformin may re-set the regulation of energy metabolism in the brain cells. They suspect that exercise and diet may have the same energy regulating effect.

The study does not examine the mechanism behind metformin's protective effect on the brain. Researchers say that additional research is needed in this area.

Past research has shown that metformin reduces cardiovascular mortality and several cancers, including those of the large bowel, liver and pancreas.
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MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
FIXED DOSE COMBINATION OF MEDICINE.
As per LANCET an authoritative medical journal,fixed dose combinations of medicine are being marketed in India without detailed trial and are of unproven efficacy.Metformin used in combination with other anti diabetic medicine is of limited value.They are advised to the patient that you have to take less number of tablet but efficacy is compromised. It is better to take medicine of single ingrediant except few.
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