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METMIN A TABLET

Manufactured byJenburkt Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsMetformin (500 mg) + Alpha lipoic acid (200 mg)
Description

METMIN A TABLET is a combination medicine used for the treatment of diabetic polyneuropathy, a complication of diabetes that results in damage to the nerves. Patients are advised to maintain a strict exercise and diet regimen along with this medicine to get the best possible effect.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for METMIN A TABLET

  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Blurred vision
  • Skin Rash
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Low blood sugar levels
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Weakness
  • Chest discomfort
  • Headache
  • Runny Nose
  • Belching and Heartburn
  • Swollen joints

Uses of METMIN A TABLET

What is it prescribed for?

  • Diabetic polyneuropathy
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during 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.
  • Can this medicine be taken 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.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to alpha lipoic acid, metformin, any other biguanides, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.

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.

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 diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of kidney diseases 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.

Other anti-diabetic drugs

Coadministration of this medicine and other anti-diabetic drugs such as glimepiride, voglibose, etc., should be done with extreme caution due to the increased risk of very low blood sugar levels. This may cause symptoms such as dizziness, fainting, lightheadedness, etc. It is advised that you report to the doctor all your current medicines including herbs and supplements before beginning therapy with this combination medicine. Close monitoring of blood sugar levels, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

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

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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

N/A

Instructions

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

Amlodipine

Estradiol

Gatifloxacin

Iodinated Contrast Media

Aloe Vera

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 this medicine 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. Alpha lipoic acid slows down cellular damage and helps to restore levels of essential vitamins, such as vitamin E and vitamin C.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Oral Biguanides, Nutraceutical products

Schedule

Schedule H

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Metformin | C4H11N5 - PubChem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 1 March 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/4091#section=Top

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https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/PIL.26348.latest.pdf

Lipoic Acid - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 18 October 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00166
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Information on this page was last updated on 14 May 2018

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