How Does Metafort G2 CP Works
Take Metafort as advised by your physician. Swallow METAFORT with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not stop taking METAFORT without informing your doctor.
Side Effects of Metafort G2 CP
Common Side Effects
- Taste disturbance
- Stomach pain
- Loss of appetite
Rare Side Effects
- Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
- Signs of reduced number of red blood cells (skin pale and weakness or breathlessness), platelets (easy bleeding or bruising) or white blood cells (repeated infections)
- Decreased vitamin b12 levels
- Skin rashes, redness, itching and hives
Dosages of Metafort G2 CP Tablets
Warning & Precautions
- Medical Conditions
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Drug Interactions
- Driving and Operating Machinery
- Infections and Illness
- Changes in Lifestyle
How to Manage Side Effects
- Contact your healthcare provider
- Do not stop abruptly
- Follow prescribed dosage
- Take with food
- Stay hydrated
- Avoid alcohol and certain substances
- Monitor your symptoms
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the recommended storage conditions for Metafort G2 CP Tablets 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 G2 CP Tablet PR lead to lactic acidosis?
Ans. Yes, the use of Metafort G2 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 G2 CP Tablet PR and consult your doctor immediately.
3. What is Metafort G2 CP Tablet PR?
Ans. Metafort G2 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 G2 CP Tablet PR?
Ans. The use of Metafort G2 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.