Diabemin XR 500mg extended-release tablets

Dexa Medica

Ingredients in every extended-release tablet

Metformin HCL 500 mg

Each package contains

2 blisters of 14 extended-release tablets

Other details

Dosage form:Tablet; coated; extended-release
Flavour: None

W.H.O. classification

ATC Level 1: A - Alimentary tract and metabolism
ATC Level 2: A10 - Drugs Used in Diabetes
ATC Level 3: A10B - Blood Glucose Lowering Drugs; excl. Insulins

Warnings

Pregnancy

NOT SAFEThis item is not safe for use during pregnancy.

Lactation

NOT SAFEThis item is not safe for use during lactation.

Alcohol

NOT SAFEThis item should not be used with alcohol.

Machinery

CAUTIONThis item may not be safe for use while operating heavy machinery. Use with caution.

Available in

The Philippines

Dosage information

0 TO 18 YEARS OLD
Not recommended

DIABEMIN XR should generally be given once daily with the evening meal and should be started at a low dose, with gradual dose escalation. Subsequent dosage should be adjusted according to the patient’s therapeutic response, using the lowest possible effective dosage. DIABEMIN XR must be swallowed whole and never crushed or chewed.

18 YEARS OLD AND ABOVE
The usual starting dose is 500 mg once daily with the evening meal. Maximum recommended daily dose in adults is 2,000 mg.
Dosage increases should be made in increments of 500 mg weekly, up to a maximum of 2,000 mg once daily with the evening meal. If glycemic control is not achieved on DIABEMIN XR 2,000 mg once daily, a trial of DIABEMIN XR 1,000 mg twice daily should be considered.

DIABEMIN XR should generally be given once daily with the evening meal and should be started at a low dose, with gradual dose escalation. Subsequent dosage should be adjusted according to the patient’s therapeutic response, using the lowest possible effective dosage. DIABEMIN XR must be swallowed whole and never crushed or chewed.

Indication

As mono– or combined therapy with sulphonylurea in patients with Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (type 2 diabetes) especially if overweight and whose blood glucose level can not be controlled by diet alone.
As an adjuvant therapy in insulin-dependent diabetic patients with hardly controlled symptoms.

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