Glumin 500mg tablets

Dexa Medica

Ingredients in every mg

Metformin 500 mg

Each package contains

5 blisters of 10 tablets

Other details

Dosage form:Tablet; coated
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



NOT SAFEThis item is not safe for use during pregnancy.


NOT SAFEThis item is not safe for use during lactation.


NOT SAFEThis item should not be used with alcohol.


SAFE IF PRESCRIBEDThis item is safe for use while operating heavy machinery.

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Dosage information

Starting dose: 1x1 tablet 500 mg.

Dosage should be increased gradually, one tablet 500 mg three times daily often enough to give a good diabetic control.
Maximum daily dose: 3,000 mg.

When combined with existing sulfonylurea therapy which is not giving adequate control, one tablet of 500 mg metformin HCl should be added initially, with the dosage of metformin HCl being gradually increased until optimal control is obtained.

When metformin HCl is used concomitantly with insulin the guidelines are as follows:
a. When the dosage of insulin is less than 60 units per day, one tablet of 500 mg metformin HCl may be added initially, followed by a gradual reduction of insulin (4 units every 2-4 days). The tablets may be increased at weekly intervals.

b. When the dosage of insulin is more than 60 units per day, the addition of metformin HCl may occasionally cause a rapid fall in the blood sugar level. Careful observation of such patients is advised in the first 24 hours after the introduction of metformin HCl. After this, the recommendations stated previously (point a) should be followed.

Metformin HCl should be given with food or after meal in divided doses.

Not recommended.

Metformin HCl should be given with food or after meal in divided doses.


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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