Metafort 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.
Metafort 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 Metafort 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. Metafort 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 Metafort 500mg Tablets if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The most common side effects of taking Metafort 500mg Tablets are nausea, stomach upset and diarrhea. These side effects can be controlled when Metafort 500mg Tablets is taken along with meals. However, if these side effect bothers you or worsens contact your doctor.
Uses of Metafort 500 mg
Type 2 Diabetes
Blood Sugar Regulation
Adjunct to Diet and Exercise
Monotherapy or Combination Therapy
Prevention of Diabetes Complications
Improvement in Insulin Sensitivity
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
How Does Metafort 500 Works
Metafort 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 Metafort 500
Weakness or fatigue
Common Side Effects
Stomach discomfort or pain
Loss of appetite
Serious Side Effects
Lactic Acidosis (Rare but potentially life-threatening)
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
Liver Problems (Rare but serious)
Blood Disorders (Rare but serious):
Serious Skin Reactions (Rare but potentially life-threatening)
Dosage of Metafort 500
The usual starting dose is usually one tablet of Metafort 500mg taken orally once a day.
The tablet is typically taken with meals to reduce the risk of stomach upset.
Your doctor may adjust the dosage based on your blood sugar levels and how well you respond to the medication.
The maximum recommended daily dose is usually two tablets of Metafort 500mg (1000mg) per day, split into two doses (500mg twice daily).
For certain patients, the doctor may prescribe a lower starting dose to minimize side effects and gradually increase it if needed.
Elderly individuals or those with kidney problems may require a dosage adjustment, which should be determined by their healthcare provider.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
Never take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Prescription Only: Take Metafort 500mg only with a valid prescription from a qualified healthcare professional.
Dosage: Follow the prescribed dosage as directed by your doctor. Do not change the dose without medical advice.
Monitoring: Regularly monitor your blood sugar levels and report any significant changes to your doctor.
Hypoglycemia: Be aware of the signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and know how to manage it. Keep a source of glucose or sugar on hand in case of emergencies.
Lactic Acidosis: Watch for symptoms of lactic acidosis, such as muscle pain, weakness, dizziness, and irregular heartbeat. Seek immediate medical attention if these symptoms occur.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How and when to take Metafort 500mg tablet?
Ans. take Metafort 500mg tablet preferably after meals or as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not cursh or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
2. How long should I take Metafort 500mg tablet?
Ans. you need to take Metafort 500mg tablet as long as your doctor or physician prescribes you the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
3. What is the best time to take Metafort 500mg tablet?
Ans. Metafort 500mg tablet must be taken with meals to avoid gastrointestinal side effects.
4. Can Metafort 500 Tablet cause stomach upset?
Ans. Yes, Metafort 500 Tablet 15’s can cause the minor upset of stomach. However, do not stop taking it. Discuss with your doctor in case of severe stomach upset.