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Gluconorm SR 500mg Tablet

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Manufacturer
Lupin Ltd
SALT COMPOSITION
Metformin (500mg)
Storage
Store below 30°C
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Description

Introduction

Gluconorm SR 500mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps control blood sugar levels and thus prevent serious complications of diabetes. It is also used to treat a menstruation-related disorder known as Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women.

Gluconorm SR 500mg Tablet is best taken with food to avoid nausea and abdominal pain. You should take it regularly, at the same time each day, to get the most benefit. You should not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor recommends it. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes. Therefore, it is important to stay on the diet and exercise program recommended by your doctor while taking this medicine.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, taste change, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and loss of appetite. Some people may develop hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when this medicine is taken along with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol, or upon skipping a meal. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly while taking it.

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any kidney, liver, or heart problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor will check your kidney function tests before starting treatment with it. Avoid excessive alcohol intake while taking it as this may increase the risk of developing some side effects.


Uses of Gluconorm Tablet SR

  • Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Benefits of Gluconorm Tablet SR

In Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Gluconorm SR 500mg Tablet belongs to a class of medicines called biguanides. It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying the absorption of sugar (glucose) from the intestines, and increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin.

Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control the level you will reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life.


Side effects of Gluconorm Tablet SR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Gluconorm

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Flatulence

How to use Gluconorm Tablet SR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Gluconorm SR 500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Gluconorm Tablet SR works

Gluconorm SR 500mg Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication (biguanide). It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying the absorption of sugar (glucose) from the intestines, and increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin.

Safety advice

warnings

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Gluconorm SR 500mg Tablet.
warnings

Pregnancy

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gluconorm SR 500mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
warnings

Breast feeding

CAUTION
Gluconorm SR 500mg Tablet should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
warnings

Driving

CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
warnings

Kidney

CAUTION
Gluconorm SR 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gluconorm SR 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Gluconorm SR 500mg Tablet is, however, not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
warnings

Liver

UNSAFE
Gluconorm SR 500mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Gluconorm Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of Gluconorm SR 500mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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