Metformin

Drug Status in USA : Approved
Drug Status in Canada : Approved

pronunciation

pronounced as (met for' min)

Why is this medication prescribed?

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Metformin is in a class of drugs called biguanides. Metformin helps to control the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood. It decreases the amount of glucose you absorb from your food and the amount of glucose made by your liver. Metformin also increases your body's response to insulin, a natural substance that controls the amount of glucose in the blood. Metformin is not used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood).

Over time, people who have diabetes and high blood sugar can develop serious or life-threatening complications, including heart disease, stroke, kidney problems, nerve damage, and eye problems. Taking medication(s), making lifestyle changes (e.g., diet, exercise, quitting smoking), and regularly checking your blood sugar may help to manage your diabetes and improve your health. This therapy may also decrease your chances of having a heart attack, stroke, or other diabetes-related complications such as kidney failure, nerve damage (numb, cold legs or feet; decreased sexual ability in men and women), eye problems, including changes or loss of vision, or gum disease. Your doctor and other healthcare providers will talk to you about the best way to manage your diabetes.


How should this medicine be used?

Metformin comes as a liquid, a tablet, and an extended-release (long-acting) tablet to take by mouth. The liquid is usually taken with meals one or two times a day. The regular tablet is usually taken with meals two or three times a day. The extended-release tablet is usually taken once daily with the evening meal. To help you remember to take metformin, take it around the same time(s) every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take metformin exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow metformin extended-release tablets whole; do not split, chew, or crush them.

Your doctor may start you on a low dose of metformin and gradually increase your dose not more often than once every 1?2 weeks. You will need to monitor your blood sugar carefully so your doctor will be able to tell how well metformin is working.

Metformin controls diabetes but does not cure it. Continue to take metformin even if you feel well. Do not stop taking metformin without talking to your doctor.

Ask your pharmacist or doctor for a copy of the manufacturer's information for the patient.


What are the precautions to be followed?

Before taking metformin,
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to metformin, any of the ingredients of metformin liquid or tablets, or any other medications. Ask your pharmacist or check the manufacturer's patient information for a list of the ingredients.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking. Be sure to mention any of the following: acetazolamide(Diamox); amiloride (Midamor, in Moduretic); angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), fosinopril (Monopril), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), and trandolapril (Mavik); beta-blockers such as atenolol (Tenormin), labetalol (Normodyne), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL), nadolol (Corgard), and propranolol (Inderal); calcium channel blockers such as amlodipine (Norvasc), diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor, Tiazac, others), felodipine (Plendil), isradipine (DynaCirc), nicardipine (Cardene), nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia), nimodipine (Nimotop), nisoldipine (Sular), and verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, Verelan); cimetidine (Tagamet); digoxin (Lanoxin); diuretics ('water pills'); furosemide (Lasix); hormone replacement therapy; insulin or other medications for diabetes; isoniazid; medications for asthma and colds; medications for mental illness and nausea; medications for thyroid disease; morphine (MS Contin, others); niacin; oral contraceptives ('birth control pills'); oral steroids such as dexamethasone (Decadron, Dexone), methylprednisolone (Medrol), and prednisone (Deltasone); phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek); procainamide (Procanbid); quinidine; quinine; ranitidine (Zantac); topiramate (Topamax); triamterene (Dyazide, Maxzide, others); trimethoprim (Primsol); vancomycin (Vancocin); or zonisamide (Zonegran). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
  • informez votre médecin si vous avez ou avez déjà eu un problème de santé, en particulier ceux mentionnés dans la section AVERTISSEMENT IMPORTANT.
  • informez votre médecin si vous êtes enceinte, planifiez de devenir enceinte ou si vous allaitez -alimentation. Si vous tombez enceinte en prenant de la metformine, appelez votre médecin.
  • Informez votre médecin si vous mangez moins ou si vous faites plus d'exercice que d'habitude. Cela peut affecter votre glycémie. Votre médecin vous donnera des instructions si cela se produit.

Quels sont les effets secondaires possibles de ce médicament?

Ce médicament peut provoquer une altération de votre glycémie. Vous devez connaître les symptômes d'hypoglycémie et d'hyperglycémie et savoir quoi faire si vous avez ces symptômes.
La metformine peut provoquer des effets indésirables. Informez votre médecin si l'un de ces symptômes est grave, ne disparaissez pas, ne revenez pas et ne commence pas avant que vous ne preniez de la metformine:
  • diarrhée
  • ballonnements
  • douleurs à l'estomac
  • gaz
  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • goût métallique désagréable dans la bouche
  • brûlures d'estomac
  • maux de tête
  • bouffées de chaleur de la peau
  • modifications apportées aux ongles
  • douleurs musculaires
les effets peuvent être graves. Si vous présentez l'un de ces symptômes ou ceux énumérés dans la section AVERTISSEMENT IMPORTANT, appelez votre médecin immédiatement ou obtenez un traitement d'urgence:
  • douleur à la poitrine
  • éruption cutanée

Certains Les femelles de laboratoire recevant de fortes doses de metformine ont développé des polypes non cancéreuses (croissance anormale des tissus) dans l'utérus (utérus). On ignore si la metformine augmente le risque de polypes chez l'homme. Parlez à votre médecin des risques liés à la prise de ce médicament.

La metformine peut provoquer d'autres effets indésirables. Appelez votre médecin si vous avez des problèmes inhabituels lorsque vous prenez ce médicament.


Comment conserver le médicament et le jeter après son utilisation ultérieure?

Conservez ce médicament dans son emballage d'origine. à l'intérieur, étroitement fermé et hors de portée des enfants. Rangez-le à la température ambiante et à l'abri de la lumière, de la chaleur excessive et de l'humidité (pas dans la salle de bain). Jetez tous les médicaments périmés ou devenus inutiles. Discutez avec votre pharmacien de l’élimination appropriée de vos médicaments.


Médicament

  • Hypoglycémiants
  • Médicaments utilisés pour traiter le diabète
  • Médicaments permettant de faire baisser le taux de glucose sanguin, Excl. Insulines
  • Biguanides
  • voies digestives et métabolisme
  • Biguanides
  • Combinaisons de médicaments hypoglycémiants oraux
prescrits À utiliser en complément du régime alimentaire et de l'exercice physique chez les patients adultes (âgés de 18 ans et plus) atteints de NIDDM. Peut également être utilisé pour la gestion des ...
Poids: 129.1636
Structure Metformin
Generic Drug Metformin prescribed For use as an adjunct to diet and exercise in adult patients (18 years and older) with NIDDM. May also be used for the management of metabolic and ...
Formule

C 4 H 11 N5

La metformine compte 272 marques répertoriées


Ali M (500 mg) Asoformin (500 mg)
Asoformin SR (500 mg) Atformine (500 mg)
Avimet (500 mg) Axformine (1000 mg)
Axformine (500 mg) Forme B (500 mg) | || 139
Baymet (500 mg) Bemet (500 mg)
Biciphase (1000 mg) Bidiab SR (500 mg) || | 143
Bidiab SR (850 mg) Bigesens (1000 mg)
Bigesens (500 mg) Bigomet (250 mg)
Bigomet (500 mg) Bigomet (850 mg)
Bigomet SR (1000 mg) Bigomet SR (250 mg)
Bigomet SR (500 mg) Bigsens XR (1000 mg)
Bigsens XR (500 mg) Carbophage SR (1000 mg) | || 155
Carbophage SR (500 mg) Cetapin (500 mg)
Cetapin XR (1000 mg) Cetapin XR (500 mg)
Conformine (500 mg) Conformine SR (1000 mg)
Baie de D (500 mg) Baie de D (850 mg )
D Met (250 mg) D Met (500 mg)
D Met SR (1000 mg) D Met SR (500 mg)
Daomet SR (1000 mg) Daomet SR (500 mg)
Dia MF (1000 mg) Dia MF (500 mg)
Diafer (500 mg) Diafer RE (500 mg)
Diafer Forte (850 mg) Diaformine (500 mg)
Diaformine (850 mg) || 176 Diamet (500 mg)
Diamet (850 mg) Diamet SR (1000 mg)
Diamet SR (500 mg) Diamin (500 mg) || 181
Dibeta SR (1000 mg) Dibeta SR (500 mg)
Dibimet (500 mg) || 184 Diform (500 mg)
Diform (850 mg) || 186 Dior (500 mg)
Dior SR (1000 mg) Doket SR ( 1000 mg)
Dokmet SR (500 mg) Duomet ER (500 mg)
Emfor (500 mg) Emfor SR (1000 mg)
Emfor SR (500 mg) Emnorm (250 mg)
Emnorm (500 mg) Emnorm (850 mg)
Estimet SR (1000 mg) Estimet SR (500 mg)
Etformine (500 mg) Eumet (500 mg)
Eumet (850 mg) Exeed SR (1000 mg)
Exermet (1000 mg) Exermet (500 mg)
Exmet SR Formet (500 mg)
Formet ( 500 mg) (Chemech) Formet (850 mg)
Formet SR (1000 mg) Formin (500 mg)
Formin (500 mg) (Stadmed) Formin (850 mg)
Formin SR Forminal (500 mg)
Forminal ( 850 mg) || 216 Forminal SR (1000 mg)
Forminal SR (500 mg) G Met (250 mg) || 219
G Met (500 mg) G Met Forte (850 mg)
G Reg (250 mg) G Reg (500 mg)
G Reg (500 mg) (Diabetes) G Reg (850 mg)
G Reg SR (1000 mg) G Reg SR (1000 mg) (Diabète)
G Reg SR (500 mg) G Reg SR (500 mg) (Diabète)
Gamaze (500 mg) Genoformin 500
Getmet SR (500 mg) Gluconorm SR (1000 mg)
Gluconorm SR (500 mg) Gluformine (500 mg)
Gluformine (850 mg) Gluformine XL SR (1000 mg) || 237 = == Gluformine XL SR (500 mg)
Gluformin XL SR (500 mg) Glumet (500 mg)
Glumet (850 mg) Glumet EXT (500 mg)
Glumet XR (500 mg) Glumin (500 mg)
Glyciphage (250 mg) Glyciphage (500 mg) || 245 == Glyciphage (850 mg)
Glyciphage (850 mg) Glyciphage SR (1000 mg)
Glyciphage SR (500 mg) Glyciz (500 mg)
Glycomet (1000 mg) Glycomet (250 mg)
Glycomet (500 mg) Glycomet (850 mg)
Glycomet SR (1000 mg) Glycomet SR (500 mg)
Glycomet SR (850 mg) Glyformine (500 mg)
Glyrep (1000 mg) Glyrep (500 mg)
Glyrep XL (1000 mg) Glyrep XL (500 mg)
Gremet (500 mg) Insumet (500 mg)
Insumet (850 mg) Insumet SR (1000 mg)
Insumet SR (50 0 mg) Irmet (250 mg)
K Met SR (1000 mg) K Met SR (500 mg)
M Forlin (500 mg) M Forlin (850 mg)
Matce (500 mg) Matee (500 mg)
Matee (850 mg) Matee SR (500 mg)
Medformine (500 mg) Mefinda (500 mg)
Mefnor (250 mg) Mefomin SR (1000 mg)
Mefomin SR (500 mg) Melmet (500 mg)
Melmet (850 mg) Melmet SR (1000 mg)
Melmet SR (500 mg) Mesite XR (1000 mg)
Mesite XR (500 mg) Met (500 mg)
Metaday (1000 mg) Metaday (500 mg)
Metadoze IPR (500 mg) IPD Metadoze (850 mg)
Metafor (500 mg) Metafort SR (1000 mg)
Metafort SR (500 mg) Metagla (500 mg)
Métal (500 mg) Métanorm (1000 mg)
Métanorm (500 mg) Métatime (500 mg) || 299
Metatime XR (500 mg) Metcalf SR (500 mg)
Metchek (500 mg) Metchek (850 mg)
Metco SR (500 mg)Metcom (500 mg)
Metcom (850 mg) Metfor (500 mg)
Chlorhydrate de metformine (500 mg) Chlorhydrate de metformine 1000 mg SR (Jan Aushadhi)
Chlorhydrate de metformine 500 mg (Jan Aushadhi) Metglib (500 mg)
Metica (500 mg ) Metica (850 mg)
Metix (500 mg) Metix SR (850 nmg)
Metkap (500 mg) Metlead SR (500 mg)
Metlife (500 mg) Metlife XR (1000 mg)
Metlong (500 mg) Metlong DS (1000 mg)
Metlong DS (500 mg) Metme (500 mg)
Metme SR (500 mg ) Metmin (500 mg)
Metneed (500 mg) Metneed (850 mg)
Metsafe (1000 mg) | || 328 Metsafe (500 mg)
Metsar SR (1000 mg) Metsar SR (500 mg)
Metwa (500 mg) | || 332 MF SR (1000 mg)
MF SR (500 mg) Minimet (500 mg)
Minimet SR (1000 mg) Minimet SR (500 mg)
MR Met (1000 mg) MR Met (500 mg)
MR MET IPR ( 1000 mg) M R Met IPR (500 mg)
Mthl (500 mg) N Met (500 mg)
Nilconorm SR (1000 mg)Nilconorm SR (500 mg)
Obimet (500 mg) Obimet SR (1000 mg)
Obimet SR (500 mg) Okamet (500 mg)
Omet (500 mg) Omet (850 mg)
Oriphage SR (500 mg)Ozomet (500 mg)
Ozomet DS (1000 mg) Q Met (250 mg)
Q Met (500 mg) Q Met (850 mg)
Q Met XL (1000 mg) Q Met XL (500 mg)
Redidrop (500 mg) | || Redidrop SR (1000 mg)
Redidrop SR (500 mg) Redumet (500 mg)
Riomet (100 ml) OD de Riomet (1000 mg)
OD de Riomet (500 mg) OD de Riomet (850 mg)
Rismet (1000 mg) || | 368 Rismet 500
Roftem SR (1000 mg) Roftem SR (500 mg)
Serformine (500 mg)Solomet SR (1000 mg)
Sugamet SR (1000 mg) Sugamet SR (500 mg)
Sumet ER (1000 mg) Sumet ER (500 mg)
Tgmet SR (1000 mg) Tgmet SR (500 mg)
Tgmet SR (500 mg) (500 mg) RSM Kilitch)TGMT (500 mg)
Théraformine (500 mg) Tormin (500 mg)
Walaphage (500 mg ) Walaphage (850 mg)
Walaphage SR (1000 mg) Walaphage SR (500 mg)
Wymet (500 mg ) Xmet (250 mg)
Xmet (500 mg) Xmet (850 mg)
Xmet SR (1000 mg) Xmet SR (500 mg)
Zetfor (500 mg) Zetfor (850 mg)
Zinimet XL (1000 mg) | || 396 Zinimet XL (500 mg)
Zoform SR ( 1000 mg) || 398 Zoform SR (500 mg)
Zomet (500 mg) Zomet (850 mg) || 401
Zomet SR (1000 mg) Zomet SR (500 mg)

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