Metafort G 852mg Tablets is a combination of Glimepiride and Metformin which belongs to a group of medicines calledAntidiabetic agents. Metafort G 852mg is used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus when diet, exercise and the single agent does not result in adequate glycemic control. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic medical condition in which the body does not make enough insulin, or the produced insulin does not work well. Symptoms include excessive urination, excessive thirst, hunger, fatigue, and blurred vision.
Glimepiride lowers blood sugar by causing the pancreas to produce more insulin and helps the body use insulin efficiently. Metformin is a biguanide which effectively reduces the total amount of sugar released into the blood by the liver. Along treatment with METAFORT G follow regular exercise and diet plan as advised by your doctor to achieve better results.
Before taking Metafort G 852mg inform your doctor if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, diabetic ketoacidosis, severe liver or kidney disease, acute heart problems. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is not suitable for use in children and adolescents under 18 years of age. Avoid consumption of alcohol during treatment with Metafort G 852mg as it may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action of Metafort G 852mg and increases the risk of lactic acidosis. The most common side effects of taking Metafort G 852mg are taste disturbance, nausea, diarrhea, stomachache, and vomiting. Contact your doctor if any of the symptoms worsen.
Uses of Metafort G 852 mg
Treats type 2 Diabetesmellitus (when diet, exercise and the single agent does not result in adequate glycemic control)
How Does Metafort G 852 Works
METAFORT G controls blood glucose levels, where glimepiride works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose. Metformin works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestine, and increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin.
Side Effects of Metafort G 852
Common Side Effects
Loss of appetite
Rare Side Effects
Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
Signs of reduced number of red blood cells, platelets or white blood cells
Decreased vitamin b12 levels
Skin rashes, redness, itching and hives
Dosage of Metafort G 852 mg
Metafort G is available in 852 mg dosage strength.
The recommended dosage for Metafort G is usually determined by a healthcare professional based on individual needs and medical conditions.
The typical starting dosage for adults is often 1 tablet of Metafort G 852 mg per day.
The tablet should be taken orally with water, preferably with meals to minimize stomach upset.
It is essential to follow the prescribed dosage and not exceed the recommended daily intake without medical supervision.
The dosage may vary depending on the patient’s response to treatment, so it’s important to regularly communicate with the healthcare provider for any necessary adjustments.
Medical Supervision: Take Metafort G 852 under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional.
Prescribed Dosage: Follow the exact dosage and frequency as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change the dose without consulting your healthcare provider.
Regular Monitoring: Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly as advised by your doctor.
Hypoglycemia Awareness: Be aware of the signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) such as dizziness, weakness, sweating, and hunger. Keep a source of glucose or sugar handy in case of an emergency.
Hyperglycemia Awareness: Be vigilant for symptoms of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) like increased thirst, frequent urination, and fatigue. Inform your doctor if you experience persistent hyperglycemia.
1. What are the recommended storage conditions for Metafort G 852 Tablet SR?
Ans. Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
2. Can the use of Metafort G 852 Tablet SR lead to lactic acidosis?
Ans. Yes, the use of Metafort-G 852 Tablet SR can lead to lactic acidosis. It is a medical emergency which is caused by increased levels of lactic acid in the blood. It is also known as MALA (Metformin-associated lactic acidosis). It is a rare side effect associated with the use of metformin and therefore, it is considered to be harmful for patients with underlying kidney disease, old age patients or who take large amounts of alcohol. Symptoms of lactic acidosis may include muscle pain or weakness, dizziness, tiredness, feeling of cold in arms and legs, difficulty in breathing, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or slow heart rate. If you have these symptoms, stop taking Metafort-G 852 Tablet SR and consult your doctor immediately.
3. What is Metafort G 852 Tablet SR?
Ans. Metafort-G 852 Tablet SR is a combination of two medicines: Glimepiride and Metformin. This medicine is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). It improves blood glucose levels in adults when taken along with proper diet and regular exercise. Glimepiride lowers the blood glucose levels by increasing the release of insulin from the pancreas. Metformin works by lowering the glucose production in the liver and improving insulin sensitivity. This combination is not indicated for the treatment of type 1 DM.
4. What are the possible side effects of Metafort G 852 Tablet SR?
Ans. The use of Metafort-G 852 Tablet SR is associated with common side effects like hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), altered taste, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, headache and upper respiratory tract infection. Its use can also lead to serious but rare side effects like lactic acidosis. On long-term use it can also lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency.