METKAP 500MG TAB 10'S
METKAP 500MG TABLET
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Composition of METKAP 500MG TABLET
Unsafe when combined with alcohol. Follow your physician's advice.
- Safe and does not interfere with the ability to drive
- Safe for pregnant women
- Safe for lactating women
- Unsafe and risky for patients with renal issues. Follow your physician's advice.
In case of any Itching, redness, swelling or difficulty in breathing please refer to a physician or hospital immediately.
METFORMIN 500 MG
Uses of METKAP 500MG TABLET
METKAP 500MG TABLET is primarily used to lower blood glucose levels in people with Type 2 Diabetes. This medicine is also effectively used to delay the onset of diabetes in association with change in diet and lifestyle modifications.
Special Instructions for METKAP 500MG TABLET
• METKAP 500MG TABLET is a modified release tablet which means they have a special coating which allows the active ingredient of METKAP 500MG TABLET to be released slowly over time.
• METKAP 500MG TABLET is intended for adult patients only.
• Remember to always take it with meals to avoid hypoglycemic events (sudden dip in blood glucose levels).
• A low- carbohydrate healthy diet and 45 mins of brisk walk daily along with METKAP 500MG TABLET has been found to give very good results in people with type 2 diabetes.
• Before driving or performing any strenuous activity after taking METKAP 500MG TABLET, make sure your blood glucose levels are in good control.
• Do not hesitate to speak with a doctor if you experience hazy vision, dizziness, yellowing of skin, shaky hands, extreme anxiousness, severe stomach pain and profuse sweating.
• Do not take METKAP 500MG TABLET if you have liver problems, severely reduced kidney function, uncontrolled diabetes, with, severe hyperglycaemia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, rapid weight loss, lactic acidosis or ketoacidosis, dehydration, if you have been treated for acute heart problems or have recently had a heart attack or have severe circulatory problems or breathing difficulties, if you drink alcohol heavily, if you are under 18 years of age.
Antibiotics Insufficient scienticfic evidence for impact of METKAP 500MG TABLET on patients allergic to antibiotics. Follow your physician's advice.
Anticoagulants Insufficient scientific evidence for impact of METKAP 500MG TABLET on patients allergic to anticoagulants. Follow your physician's advice.
Pain Killers METKAP 500MG TABLET is risky for patients allergic to pain killers. Follow your physician's advice.
Chemotherapy drugs METKAP 500MG TABLET is risky for patients allergic to chemo drugs. Follow your physician's advice.
Anticonvulsants Insufficient scientific evidence for impact of METKAP 500MG TABLET on patients allergic to anticonvulsants. Follow your physician's advice.
Sulfa Drugs Insufficient scientific evidence for impact of METKAP 500MG TABLET on patients allergic to sulpha drugs. Follow your physician's advice.
INTERACTION WITH COMMON CONDITIONS
supervision required for kidney Dose should be supervised. Follow your physican's advice.
safe for pregnancy METKAP 500MG TABLET is safe for pregnant women.
unsafe for heart METKAP 500MG TABLET is risky for patients with cardiac issues. Follow your physician's advice.
supervision required for liver Dose should be supervised. Follow your physican's advice.
safe for lactation METKAP 500MG TABLET is safe for lactating women.
supervision required for children Dose should be supervised for children. Follow your physican's advice.
unknown for seniors Insufficient scienticfic evidence for impact of METKAP 500MG TABLET on elderly patients. Follow your physician's advice.
Smoking Insufficient scienticfic evidence for impact of METKAP 500MG TABLET with nicotine. Follow your physician's advice.
Caffeine Insufficient scienticfic evidence for impact of METKAP 500MG TABLET on driving. Follow your physician's advice.
Vision Insufficient scienticfic evidence for impact of METKAP 500MG TABLET on vision. Follow your physician's advice.
Overdose Overdose of METKAP 500MG TABLET is highly unsafe. Seek emergency medical attention.
Driving METKAP 500MG TABLET does not interfere with the ability to drive.
Exercise exer safe METKAP 500MG TAB 10'S
Operating Heavy Machinery METKAP 500MG TABLET does not interfere with the ability to operate heavy machinery.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q) How does METKAP 500MG TABLET helps in the treatment of diabetes?
A) Abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood causes diabetes, it is a chronic condition. Insulin produced by the pancreas helps in lowering blood glucose. Inability of the body to properly use insulin or absence or insufficient production of insulin causes diabetes. Type 2 diabetes people do not make enough insulin, or their body does not respond properly to the insulin which it does make. This causes a build-up of glucose in the blood which can cause several serious long-term problems. METKAP 500MG TABLET helps in making the body more sensitive to insulin and helps in returning to the normal way that body uses glucose.
Q) Can METKAP 500MG TABLET help in curing type 2 diabetes?
A) Diabetes is a life-long condition. However, research for its cure is in progress. METKAP 500MG TABLET helps in managing and delaying the progress of the condition effectively along with diet and lifestyle modifications.
Q) Can other anti-diabetes medicines be taken along with METKAP 500MG TABLET?
A) Yes, other anti-diabetes medicines can be safely taken along with METKAP 500MG TABLET to achieve good control over diabetes provided it is prescribed by a doctor, preferably an endocrinologist/diabetologist.
Q) Does METKAP 500MG TABLET cause weight loss?
A) Yes, one can experience weight loss while consuming METKAP 500MG TABLET.
Q) Can I consume alcohol with METKAP 500MG TABLET?
A) Alcohol with METKAP 500MG TABLET can lead to unpleasant side effects and elevation of blood sugar levels leading to poor control of diabetes. You are strongly recommended to avoid alcohol along with METKAP 500MG TABLET as much as possible.
Q) Are there any long-term complications of taking METKAP 500MG TABLET?
A) METKAP 500MG TABLET is considerably a safe drug to treat people with type 2 diabetes. However, some reported long term usage hints some conditions such as nephropathy and in extreme rare cases lactic acidosis.
Q) Can obese people take METKAP 500MG TABLET?
A) Yes, people suffering from obesity can safely take METKAP 500MG TABLET. In fact, according to research, long term usage of this drug helps in preventing obese people from other diabetes induced complications such as cardiovascular diseases.
Q) Can I stop taking METKAP 500MG TABLET on my own?
A) No, please do not suddenly stop taking METKAP 500MG TABLET without consulting your doctor even if your blood sugar levels have become normal. In case you are facing any discomfort such as stomach pain or vomiting, inform your doctor and he/she will guide you in the best way possible.
Q) How to store METKAP 500MG TABLET?
A) METKAP 500MG TABLET does not require any special storage conditions.
Q) Which medications I should not take along with METKAP 500MG TABLET?
A) Some medicines may reduce the effect of METKAP 500MG TABLET or interact with METKAP 500MG TABLET or cause serious side-effects when given both at same time. Your doctor may need to check your blood glucose frequently and kidney function tests, or your doctor may need to adjust the METKAP 500MG TABLET dose especially if you are taking medicines like diuretics (water tablets) such as furosemide, NSAID and COX-2 inhibitors, such as ibuprofen and celecoxib, ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor antagonists, Steroids such as prednisolone, mometasone, beclomethasone, Epinephrine, verapamil, rifampicin, cimetidine, dolutegravir, ranolazine, trimethoprim, vandetanib, isavuconazole, crizotinib, olaparib. So, always inform and check with your doctor before taking METKAP 500MG TABLET with other medications.
Q) Is METKAP 500MG TABLET safe on overdose?
A) You are strongly advised not to take any medicine extra or overdose. If you have taken METKAP 500MG TABLET extra dose by mistake, you may have unusual symptoms. Lactic acidosis is more likely you can experience on overdose of METKAP 500MG TABLET. Symptoms of lactic acidosis include vomiting, bellyache with muscle cramps, severe tiredness, difficulty in breathing, reduced body temperature and heartbeat. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should immediately contact your doctor, as lactic acidosis may lead to coma.
Q) Can I have x-rays or scan during while on METKAP 500MG TABLET medication?
A) No, you are advised not to have x-rays or scans which require injection of iodinated contrast (dye). You are advised to inform your doctor if you are going to have these tests. He/she may advise you to stop METKAP 500MG TABLET for certain period if you are undergoing any surgery or any of the above tests. Also, your doctor will monitor your glucose levels until the surgery or tests get completed.
Q) Can I take METKAP 500MG TABLET if I am pregnant?
A) No, you are advised not take METKAP 500MG TABLET if you are pregnant. Your doctor may prescribe Insulin, which is more suitable for controlling blood glucose during pregnancy. Your doctor will replace metformin with insulin while you are pregnant.
Q) What happens if hyperglycemia is not treated?
A) You are advised to consult your doctor immediately if your random blood sugar readings are high. Your doctor may start your treatment for this after monitoring your blood sugar levels for a while. Consult your doctor as soon as possible since long-term hyperglycaemia can lead to heart disease, blindness, kidney damage, poor blood circulation and gangrene. One can also experience tiredness or lack of energy, headache, thirst, passing large amounts of urine and blurred vision as signs of hyperglycaemia.