Metafort G1 CP Tablets is a combination of Glimepiride and Metformin which belongs to a group of medicines called Antidiabetic agents. Metafort G1 CP 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 follow regular exercise and diet plan as advised by your doctor to achieve better results.
Before taking Metafort G1 CP 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 G1 CP as it may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action of Metafort G1 CP and increases the risk of lactic acidosis. The most common side effects of taking Metafort are taste disturbance, nausea, diarrhea, stomachache, and vomiting. Contact your doctor if any of the symptoms worsen.
Uses of Metafort G1 CP
Treats type 2 diabetes mellitus (when diet, exercise and the single agent does not result in adequate glycemic control)
How Does Metafort G1 CP Works
Metafort G1 CP 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.
Read and follow the product’s instruction manual and safety guidelines provided by the manufacturer.
Keep the Metafort G1 CP away from children and pets to prevent accidents.
Store the Metafort G1 CP in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture.
Avoid exposing the Metafort G1 CP to extreme temperatures or high humidity levels.
Do not disassemble or modify the Metafort G1 CP as it may void the warranty and result in unsafe operation.
Use only the recommended power source and charging cables provided by the manufacturer.
Disconnect the Metafort G1 CP from the power source when not in use and during maintenance.
Avoid using the Metafort G1 CP in hazardous environments or near flammable materials.
Clean the Metafort G1 CP regularly and properly according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.
If you notice any damage or malfunction, stop using the Metafort G1 CP and contact the manufacturer or authorized service center for assistance.
Avoid overcharging the Metafort G1 CP battery, and unplug it once it’s fully charged.
Do not use the Metafort G1 CP with wet hands or in wet conditions to prevent electric shock.
Keep the Metafort G1 CP away from electromagnetic interference sources and strong magnetic fields.
If the Metafort G1 CP emits strange smells, heat, or smoke, immediately disconnect it from the power source and seek professional help.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the recommended storage conditions for Metafort G1 CP Tablet PR?
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-G1 CP Tablet PR lead to lactic acidosis?
Ans. Yes, the use of Metafort-G1 CP Tablet PR 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-G1 CP Tablet PR and consult your doctor immediately.
3. What is Metafort-G1 CP Tablet PR?
Ans. Metafort-G1 CP Tablet PR 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-G1 CP Tablet PR?
Ans. The use of Metafort-G1 CP Tablet PR 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.