Glucomate 500 MG Tablet

Manufactured byZoticus Pharmaceuticals
ContainsMetformin
Description

Glucomate 500 MG Tablet is an effective first choice medicine used to control high blood glucose levels in patients with type II diabetes. Patients are advised to maintain a strict exercise and diet regimen along with this medicine to get the best possible effect. It helps in minimizing the risk of diabetes-associated complications such as blindness, kidney damage, stroke and heart attack.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Glucomate 500 MG Tablet

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Weakness
  • Chest discomfort
  • Headache
  • Runny Nose
  • Belching and Heartburn
  • Swollen joints

Uses of Glucomate 500 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Type II Diabetes Mellitus
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-3 hours of administration.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4 to 8 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

Severe kidney impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a severe impairment of kidney function due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to metformin or any other biguanides.

Metabolic Acidosis

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with metabolic acidosis since it may worsen the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Lactic Acidosis

This medicine may cause lactic acidosis, which may be fatal, in some patients. This risk is especially higher in patients suffering from heart diseases, kidney diseases, etc. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Kidney disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of kidney disease due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Alcohol use

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

Stress

Use of this medicine should be discontinued in patients exposed to stressful conditions such as a fever, trauma, surgeries, or accidents since it may not be effective in controlling blood sugar levels in these conditions. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered under your doctor's supervision.

Type I diabetes

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from Type I diabetes since it is not effective in treating such patients.

Diarrhea

This medicine may cause diarrhea when therapy is initiated. In most cases, diarrhea subsides by itself. Contact your doctor if the problem persists for longer durations. Therapy may need to be discontinued in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Vitamin B12 deficiency

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with vitamin B12 deficiency since it may worsen the patient's condition. Appropriate vitamin B12 supplementation and dose adjustments may be required in some cases.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Some overdosages could lead to Lactic Acidosis which requires immediate medical intervention.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine may increase the risk of Lactic Acidosis which is a severe condition requiring immediate medical intervention.

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
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Disease interactions

Vitamin B12 deficiency

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with vitamin B12 deficiency since it may worsen the patient's condition. Appropriate vitamin B12 supplementation and dose adjustments may be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Glucomate 500 MG Tablet exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Your dose is likely to change over time based on therapeutic response and clinical condition. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is recommended during treatment with this medicine. You should always carry a sugar candy with you to counteract unexpected lowering of blood sugar levels. Do not change the dose or duration of use without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Metformin decreases absorption of glucose from the intestines and increases the action of insulin in the body. This helps in reducing the blood glucose levels.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Non-sulfonylureas, Oral Biguanides

Schedule

Schedule H

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