Glucophage 500mg 100Tabs, Metformin
THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS: Treatment of glucose intolerance and type 2 diabetes mellitus and other situations where there is insulin resistance, primary or secondary failure to other oral agents, use in combination with other oral agents or insulin.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Patients in ketoacidosis or diabetic coma.
Hypersensitivity to the drug, high levels of severe malnutrition and in general conditions.
Serum creatinine level ³ 1.5 mg / dl, renal failure and / or liver, cardiovascular and respiratory disorders, alcohol poisoning or alcohol, restricted diet and pregnancy.
Precautions: There are several reports related to the use of biguanides as a factor that can promote the development of lactic acidosis, potentially fatal metabolic disorder, characterized by elevated levels of lactate, increased lactate pyruvate ratio and a decrease in blood pH.Although these reports mainly refer to the therapeutic use of other biguanides, that GLUCOPHAGE ® is made of metformin (a biguanide), makes it necessary to consider the following precautions for use: Do not use in patients with impaired able increase the risk of lactic acidosis such as heart failure, renal and hepatic ischemic vascular disease, respiratory failure, acute myocardial infarction and other diseases characterized by hypoxemia. If symptoms such as abdominal pain, vomiting, hyperventilation, nausea and malaise, this situation should be reported immediately to your doctor.
During the use of metformin should not take aspirin, anticoagulants or fibrinolytics.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
Adults: The daily dose and method of administration will be recommended by the treating physician, depending on the patient's metabolic state. The usual dosage regimensconsidered initially 500 mg twice daily or 850 mg once daily, administered with food. When using the 500 mg tablet, the dose may be adjusted at intervals of a week, according to the effect on blood sugar.
Where used 850 mg tablet, the dose may be adjusted every two weeks.
The maximum recommended dose is 3,000 mg metformin daily.
In elderly patients the dose of metformin should be adjusted based on renal function.
Children: The recommended starting dose of metformin for children 10 to 16 years is 500 mgtwice daily, administered with food. The dose can be increased weekly in 500 mg. Themaximum recommended dose is 2,000 mg / day in 2 to 3 divided doses.
- Name of the medication: Anglucid
- Comparative brand name medication:Glucophage
- Active substance: Metformine
- Presentation: Tablets
- Concentration: 1000 mg
- Time release: No
- Laboratory: Collins S.A. DE C.V
- Bottle with 100 pills
- Made in: Mexico