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METLONG DS SR TABLET

by Panacea Biotec Ltd

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Composition of METLONG DS SR TABLET

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  • Unknown when combined with alcohol. Follow your physician's advice.

    Alcohol:Unknown

  • Safe and does not interfere with the ability to drive

    Driving:Safe

  • Safe for pregnant women

    Pregnancy:Safe

  • Safe for lactating women

    Lactation:Safe

  • Supervision Required and risky for patients with renal issues. Follow your physician's advice.

    Kidney:Supervision Required

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MEDICAL OVERVIEW

Product Composition

METFORMIN 1000 MG

Uses of METLONG DS SR TABLET

METLONG DS SR 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 METLONG DS SR TABLET

• METLONG DS SR TABLET is a modified release tablet which means they have a special coating which allows the active ingredient of METLONG DS SR TABLET to be released slowly over time.
• METLONG DS SR 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 METLONG DS SR TABLET has been found to give very good results in people with type 2 diabetes.
• Before driving or performing any strenuous activity after taking METLONG DS SR 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 METLONG DS SR 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.

ALLERGY INTERACTIONS

INTERACTION WITH COMMON CONDITIONS

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q) How does METLONG DS SR 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. METLONG DS SR TABLET helps in making the body more sensitive to insulin and helps in returning to the normal way that body uses glucose.

Q) Can METLONG DS SR TABLET help in curing type 2 diabetes?
A) Diabetes is a life-long condition. However, research for its cure is in progress. METLONG DS SR 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 METLONG DS SR TABLET?
A) Yes, other anti-diabetes medicines can be safely taken along with METLONG DS SR TABLET to achieve good control over diabetes provided it is prescribed by a doctor, preferably an endocrinologist/diabetologist.

Q) Does METLONG DS SR TABLET cause weight loss?
A) Yes, one can experience weight loss while consuming METLONG DS SR TABLET.

Q) Can I consume alcohol with METLONG DS SR TABLET?
A) Alcohol with METLONG DS SR 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 METLONG DS SR TABLET as much as possible.

Q) Are there any long-term complications of taking METLONG DS SR TABLET?
A) METLONG DS SR 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 METLONG DS SR TABLET?
A) Yes, people suffering from obesity can safely take METLONG DS SR 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 METLONG DS SR TABLET on my own?
A) No, please do not suddenly stop taking METLONG DS SR 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 METLONG DS SR TABLET?
A) METLONG DS SR TABLET does not require any special storage conditions.

Q) Which medications I should not take along with METLONG DS SR TABLET?
A) Some medicines may reduce the effect of METLONG DS SR TABLET or interact with METLONG DS SR 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 METLONG DS SR 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 METLONG DS SR TABLET with other medications.

Q) Is METLONG DS SR TABLET safe on overdose?
A) You are strongly advised not to take any medicine extra or overdose. If you have taken METLONG DS SR TABLET extra dose by mistake, you may have unusual symptoms. Lactic acidosis is more likely you can experience on overdose of METLONG DS SR 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 METLONG DS SR 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 METLONG DS SR 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 METLONG DS SR TABLET if I am pregnant?
A) No, you are advised not take METLONG DS SR 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.

MORE INFORMATION

Brand Name : Panacea Biotec Ltd
Manufacturer Name : Panacea Biotec Ltd
Manufacturer/Marketer/Importer Address : Ambala- Chandigarh Highway, Lalru – 140501, Punjab
Country of Origin : India
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