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Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet

Manufactured byInvision Medi Sciences
ContainsMetformin
Description
Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet is an anti-diabetic medicine used in the treatment of type 2 Diabetes mellitus (non-insulin-dependent). It helps in controlling blood sugar levels and thus, prevents complications of diabetes. It also minimizes the risk of diabetes-associated complications such as blindness, kidney damage, stroke, and heart attack. The medicine helps in the production of insulin (a hormone that regulates glucose levels in your blood), which reduces the excess blood sugar levels in your body. Some side effects of Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet are headache, taste change, nausea, diarrhoea, stomach pain, weight loss, etc. This medicine can occasionally cause low blood glucose levels, the signs being sweating, dizziness, and shaking. To avoid the side effects, eat your meals on time and carry a sugar source (sweets or fruit juice) for immediate relief. Avoid using this medicine if you are allergic to it. Alcohol should be avoided while using this medicine, as it can also lower your blood glucose levels. Take Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet with food to avoid any stomach discomfort. Do not chew or crush the tablet. Take Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet as per the prescription and for the ease of remembering, take this tablet around the same time every day. Do not stop taking this medicine even if your sugar levels are normal unless advised by your doctor. If you have type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent), diabetic ketoacidosis (high amounts of acid in your blood), or severe kidney or liver disease, you should not take Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet. Tell your doctor if you have ever had a heart problem before taking this medication or if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly. Your doctor may also recommend blood tests to monitor your blood cell count and liver function. You should maintain an appropriate lifestyle, such as a high fibre diet, strict exercise, and consuming less sugar-containing food/drinks.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness
  • Chest discomfort
  • Headache
  • Runny Nose
  • Heartburn
  • Swollen joints
  • Insomnia

Uses of Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Type II Diabetes Mellitus
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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 Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet to show its effects is approximately 7 to 8 hours after its administration.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet remains active in your body for approximately 4 days.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    You should avoid or limit the consumption of alcohol while treatment with Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet. Alcohol intake may increase the risk of lactic acidosis (increased level of lactic acid in your blood), this can be serious and life-threatening.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet is usually not advised during pregnancy since it might have significant side effects on your foetus. However, your doctor may recommend a safer alternative with the same therapeutic effect depending on your clinical situation.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Taking Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet is considered safe if you are breastfeeding and will not affect your infant.

Allergy

Do not take Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet if you have a history of previously allergies. A serious allergic reaction to this medicine is rare. Seek immediate medical attention, if you notice any symptoms like skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.

Metabolic Acidosis

Metabolic acidosis is excess acid in your blood. Do not take Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet if you have any such symptoms like headache, vomiting as it can worsen the condition.

Severe kidney disease

Avoid Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet if you have any kidney disease. This medicine is excreted through urine and if your kidney is not functioning properly, it can lead to improper clearance and toxicity. Thus, it may worsen your condition.

Type 1 Diabetes mellitus

Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet may not be effective in controlling your blood sugar level if you have type 1 Diabetes mellitus or insulin-dependent Diabetes mellitus. Insulin injections are required to treat such conditions.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet is usually not advised during pregnancy since it might have significant side effects on your foetus. However, your doctor may recommend a safer alternative with the same therapeutic effect depending on your clinical situation.

Breast-feeding

Taking Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet is considered safe if you are breastfeeding and will not affect your infant.
General warnings

Stress

If you are exposed to stressful conditions such as a fever, trauma, operations, or accidents, discontinue the use of Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet, as it may not be helpful in regulating your blood sugar levels.

Diarrhoea

You may have loose stools/ diarrhoea when you initially start taking Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet. This usually subsides over time. However, if the problem persists for a longer duration contact your doctor immediately.

Severe liver disease

If you have any persistent liver disease, take Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet with caution. This medicine is metabolised in the liver and if your liver is not functioning properly, it can lead to the accumulation of its metabolites and thereby toxicity in your body.

Use in children

Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in children since the safety and efficacy data is not available.

Missed Dose

If you forget to take a dose of Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet, make sure that you remember to take your next dose when it is due. Do not take two doses together to make up for a forgotten dose.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose of Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet. If you suspect that you have taken an overdose of this medicine, go to the nearest emergency medical department/ hospital.
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

You should avoid or limit the consumption of alcohol while treatment with Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet. Alcohol intake may increase the risk of lactic acidosis (increased level of lactic acid in your blood), this can be serious and life-threatening.
Interaction with Medicine

Amlodipine

Estradiol

Gatifloxacin

Iodinated Contrast Media

Formoterol

Disease interactions

Vitamin B12 deficiency

If you are having vitamin B12 deficiency, take Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet with caution. This medicine interferes with the absorption of Vitamin B12 in your body. Take appropriate supplements based on the clinical condition.

Heart Disease

If you have heart or blood vessel diseases, take Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet with caution as it can increase the risk of heart failure.

Lactic Acidosis

If you are diagnosed with septicemia (blood poisoning by bacteria), kidney and heart diseases, take Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet with caution. This medicine may increase the risk of developing a condition called lactic acidosis (increased level of lactic acid in your blood). Therefore, monitor your blood glucose levels, kidney and heart function during the treatment with this medicine.

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is a condition with decreased blood glucose levels. If you are prone to having low blood glucose level episodes, take Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet with caution. Monitor your blood glucose level regularly.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet ora as instructed by your doctor. Your dose is likely to change over time based on therapeutic response and clinical condition. You should monitor your blood sugar levels regularly and also carry a sugar candy with you to counteract unexpected lowering of blood sugar levels. Always maintain a strict exercise and diet regimen for better results.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Zeromet SR 500 mg Tablet works by reducing glucose production in the liver and slows the absorption of sugar (glucose) from your intestines, thus increases your body's sensitivity to insulin. This helps in lowering the increased blood glucose levels.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Non-sulfonylureas, Oral Biguanides

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 4 Aug 2021

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