Metaday 500mg Tablets contains Metformin which belongs to the group of medicines called Anti-diabetic agents. It is used to treat Type II diabetes mellitus when diet and exercise alone does not result in adequate blood sugar control.
Type II diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease characterized by abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood. It is caused due to inadequate production of a hormone called insulin (produced by pancreas to metabolize glucose) in the body or due to inadequate sensitivity of body cells to the actions of insulin.
Metaday 500mg Tablets works by making your body utilize more amount of circulating blood glucose. It is suitable for use both in adults and in children (aged 10 years or older). Along with the therapy, your doctor might ask you to make certain lifestyle changes such as following a healthy diet, regular physical exercise and quitting alcohol consumption.
Before taking Metaday 500mg Tablets inform your doctor if you have any liver, kidney or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have any severe systemic infections or are severely dehydrated due to excessive vomiting or diarrhea recently. Metaday 500mg Tablets is not recommended for use in patients with severe uncontrollable diabetes. It is also not suitable for use in patients with shock or problems in breathing or blood circulation.
Consult your doctor before taking Metaday 500mg Tablets if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The most common side effects of taking Metaday 500mg Tablets are nausea, stomach upset and diarrhea. These side effects can be controlled when Metaday 500mg Tablets is taken along with meals. However, if these side effect bothers you or worsens contact your doctor.
Metaday 500mg Tablets is an antidiabetic medicine. It makes the body more sensitive to insulin (a hormone involved in glucose metabolism). This helps our body cells to utilize more amount of the circulating blood glucose, thereby reducing blood sugar levels. Additionally, it also prevents glucose production by the liver and reduces its absorption in the body.
Side Effects of Metaday 500
Common Side Effects
Diarrhea, stomach pain, loss of appetite
Changes in taste, metallic taste
Serious Side Effects
Severe Allergic Reactions
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
Rare Side Effects
Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Dosage of Metaday 500 mg
The usual starting dose for adults is 500 mg taken once or twice daily with meals.
Your doctor may adjust the dosage based on your blood sugar levels and individual response to the medication.
The maximum recommended daily dose of Metformin is typically 2000-2550 mg, divided into two or three doses.
How to Manage Side Effect
Contact Your Healthcare Provider
Follow Prescribed Dosage
Timing and Administration
Monitor Blood Sugar Levels
Avoid Alcohol and Certain Foods
Reporting Side Effects
Compliance with Medication
Prescription Only: “Metaday 500” is likely a prescription medication. Always take it under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional.
Dosage: Take “Metaday 500” as prescribed by your doctor. Do not exceed the recommended dosage or change the dosing schedule without medical supervision.
Allergies: Inform your healthcare provider about any known allergies to medications or their ingredients before starting “Metaday 500.”
Kidney Function: If you have kidney problems or a history of kidney disease, discuss this with your healthcare provider before taking “Metaday 500.” Dose adjustments may be necessary in such cases.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What does Metaday 500 Tablet do exactly?
Ans. People with type 2 diabetes are not able to make enough insulin or respond normally to the insulin made by their bodies. When this happens, the concentration of sugar/glucose increases in the blood. Metaday 500 Tablet acts in several ways to reduce the increased levels of sugar in blood. Metaday 500 Tablet decreases glucose production from the liver and decreases absorption of glucose from the intestine after taking food while improving the sensitivity of the body organs and muscles towards insulin. This helps improve the uptake of glucose from the blood. It also helps your body to respond better to the insulin it makes naturally.
2. Does Metaday 500 Tablet cause weight loss?
Ans. Yes, Metaday 500 Tablet has been shown to cause weight loss in people who are overweight or obese. It may also cause a modest loss in weight in those overweight and obese individuals who are at risk for diabetes. In addition, patients who are sensitive or resistant to insulin may also show weight loss. But, do not start taking this medicine for weight loss on your own. Consult your doctor for the same.
3. What are the benefits of taking Metaday 500 Tablet?
Ans. Metaday 500 Tablet is one of the first medicines that is given to patients with high blood sugar levels. It helps control blood sugar levels. It promotes the body’s response to the insulin made by the pancreas, decreases the amount of sugar made by the liver and decreases the amount of sugar absorbed by the intestines. Unlike other oral antidiabetic medicines, Metaday 500 Tablet when taken alone, rarely causes low blood sugar as it prevents the pancreas from secreting more insulin. In addition to being a great medicine to lower blood sugar levels, it also helps in controlling weight gain.
4. Can Metaday 500 Tablet make you sleepy?
Ans. Metaday 500 Tablet usually does not cause sleepiness and is well tolerated. However, the use of Metaday 500 Tablet may rarely cause sleep disorders and insomnia. Sleepiness may be due to a very serious side effect called lactic acidosis, which particularly occurs if your kidneys are not working properly. Contact your doctor if you feel sleepy or tired while taking Metaday 500 Tablet.