Glucient SR 500mg sustained-release tablets
Ingredients in every sustained-release tablet
|Metformin HCL||500 mg|
Each package contains
|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|
|The United Kingdom|
18 YEARS OLD AND ABOVE
Your doctor may prescribe Glucient SR for you to take on its own, or in combination with other oral antidiabetic medicines or insulin.
Always take Glucient SR exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water, do not chew.
Usually you will start treatment with 500 milligrams Glucient SR daily. After you have been taking Glucient SR for about 2 weeks, your doctor may measure your blood sugar and adjust the dose. The maximum daily dose is 2,000 milligrams of Glucient SR.
If you have reduced kidney function, your doctor may prescribe a lower dose.
Normally, you should take the tablets once a day, with your evening meal.
In some cases, your doctor may recommend that you take the tablets twice a day. Always take the tablets with food.
If you take more Glucient SR than you should
If you take extra tablets by mistake you need not worry, but if you have unusual symptoms, contact your doctor. If the overdose is large, lactic acidosis is more likely. Symptoms of lactic acidosis are non-specific, such as vomiting, bellyache with muscle cramps, a general feeling of not being well with severe tiredness, and difficulty in breathing. Further symptoms are reduced body temperature and heart beat. If you experience some of these symptoms, you should immediately seek medical attention, as lactic acidosis may lead to coma. Stop taking Glucient SR immediately and contact a doctor or the nearest hospital straightaway.
If you forget to take Glucient SR
Take it as soon as you remember with some food. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
Glucient SR prolonged release tablets contain the active ingredient metformin hydrochloride and belong to a group of medicines called biguanides, used in the treatment of Type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes mellitus.
Glucient SR is used for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes when diet and exercise changes alone have not been enough to control blood glucose (sugar). Insulin is a hormone that enables body tissues to take glucose from the blood and to use it for energy or for storage for future use. People with Type 2 diabetes do not make enough insulin in their pancreas or their body does not respond properly to the insulin it does make.
This causes a build-up of glucose in the blood which can cause a number of serious long-term problems so it is important that you continue to take your medicine, even though you may not have any obvious symptoms. Glucient SR makes the body more sensitive to insulin and helps return to normal the way your body uses glucose.
Glucient SR is associated with either a stable body weight or modest weight loss.
Glucient SR Prolonged Release Tablets are specially made to release the drug slowly in your body and therefore are different to many other types of tablet containing metformin.
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