Metformin Hydrochloride Tablets 250mg MT TOWA 100tablets
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This medicine promotes sugar utilization in the muscles and suppresses sugar production in the liver in order to reduce sugar in the blood (blood sugar level).
It is usually used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus.
In general, for adults, start with 2 tablets (500 mg of the active ingredient) in 2 to 3 divided doses a day, either just before or after meal. The maintenance dose should be decided by judging the effectiveness of the medicine. Standard maintenance dose is 3 to 6 tablets (750 to 1,500 mg) in 2 to 3 divided doses a day. For children 10 years or older, start with 2 tablets (500 mg of the active ingredient) in 2 to 3 divided doses a day, either just before or after meal. The maintenance dose should be decided by judging the effectiveness of the medicine. Standard maintenance dose is 2 to 6 tablets (500 to 1,500 mg) in 2 to 3 divided doses a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to the symptoms. The maximum dose is 9 tablets (2,250 mg) a day for adults, 8 tablets (2,000 mg) a day for children. Strictly follow the instructions.
Fundamentals of diabetes treatment are diet and exercise therapy. Just taking this medicine is not enough. Try to regulate your daily life as instructed.
Please note that dehydration or excessive alcohol intake is likely to increase risk of lactic acidosis.
You may have palpitation, dizziness, tremor in the limbs, etc. caused by hypoglycemia. Therefore pay close attention when you work at heights, drive a car, or operate dangerous machinery.
Make sure to have your family members understand that you are a diabetic.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, lassitude, muscle pain [lactic acidosis]
feeling of weariness, hunger, sweating [hypoglycemia]
generalized fatigability, loss of appetite, yellowness in the skin and the white of the eye [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
pain/stiffness/numbness in the muscles of the limbs [rhabdomyolysis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.