Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet

Medically reviewed by Dr. Swaroop Choudhari | Written By Kunal V Kumar

Last updated on: November 02, 2020 4:22 am

Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet

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Uses of Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet.

Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet is used to prevent high blood sugar and kidney damage in people with type 2 diabetes. Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet may also decrease other complications related to diabetes such as nerve damage, decreased sexual ability in men and women, eye problems, or gum disease.

How Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet works.

Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet contains Metformin which is an anti-diabetic drug. Metformin works by reducing the amount of sugar that the liver releases into the blood, it makes the body respond better to insulin, Insulin is a hormone that controls blood sugar levels.

Side Effects of Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet.

The most common side effects of Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet are Diarrhea, Nausea, Tiredness, Weakness, Unusual Muscle Pain, Trouble Breathing, Unusual Sleepiness, Stomach Pain, Heartburn, Gas, Stomach Pains, Vomiting, Drowsiness, Dizziness, Irritability, Sweating, Hunger, Irregular Heart Rate, Headache. These side effects can usually occur in patients. However, these are only indicative and not all patients will experience them.

Precautions while Taking Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet.

Do not consume Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet if you are allergic to Metformin. If you have kidney disease, heart disease, liver disease, consult your doctor before using Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet. To avoid adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines.

Dosage of Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet.

The dosage of Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet depends on many factors such as the user’s age, health and many other conditions, please take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Overdose of Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet.

If you forget to take a dose of Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet, do not take two doses at the same time, there is a risk of overdose. The most common symptoms of overdose with Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet are vomiting, diarrhea, thirst, tiredness or weakness, abdominal pain, leg pain. Immediately contact your doctor if an overdose with Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet is suspected.

Onset of Action Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet

It takes about 1 to 3 hour to show the effect of the medicine.

Duration of Action Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet

Effect of medication lasts for an average of 4 to 8 hours.

Precautions & Warnings

Alcohol

Don't consume alcohol while taking this medicine it may increase risk of side effects.

Pregnancy

Not recommended for pregnant women. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breastfeeding

Not recommended for breastfeeding women. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Driving

Taking this medicine can lower your blood sugar levels; which can make it difficult for you to drive.

Kidney

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Liver

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Frequently Asked Questions About Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet

Q.1) Can I buy Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet without a prescription? Ans. No, you need a valid prescription to buy Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet. Q.2) What are the usages of Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet? Ans. Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet is used to treat High Blood Sugar, Prevents Kidney Damage, Blindness, Nerve Problems, Loss of Limbs, Sexual Function Problems. Q.3) How does Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet work? Ans. Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet contains Metformin. Metformin decreases hepatic glucose production, decreases intestinal absorption of glucose and improves insulin sensitivity by increasing peripheral glucose uptake and utilization. Q.4) What are the side effects of Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet? Ans. The common side effects of Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet are Diarrhea, Nausea, Tiredness, Weakness, Unusual Muscle Pain, Trouble Breathing, Unusual Sleepiness, Stomach Pain, Heartburn, Gas, Stomach Pains, Vomiting, Drowsiness, Dizziness, Irritability, Sweating, Hunger, Irregular Heart Rate, Headache. Q.5) Is Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet banned in India? Ans. Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet is not banned in India, but you need a valid prescription to buy this medicine. Q.6) Is Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet safe to use? Ans. Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet is safe to use if you are not allergic to Metformin. Pregnant and lactating women, consult your doctor before taking this medicine. To avoid an adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines. Q.7) How to use Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet? Ans. Take Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet as prescribed by your doctor. Do not crush or chew, swallow it with water. Q.8) Can I consume alcohol while taking Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet? Ans. Please avoid drinking alcohol while taking Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet. Heavy drinking alcohol may increase the risk of side effects. Q.9) How long does the effect of Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet last? Ans. Effect of Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet lasts for an average of 4-8 hours. Q.10) What if I miss a dose of Melmet 1000mg SR Tablet? Ans. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember about it. If it is close to your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take two doses at the same time.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

Confirmin 1000mg Tablet  ( Converge Biotech )

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Glycomet 1gm Tablet SR  ( USV Ltd. )

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Cetapin XR 1000mg Tablet  ( Sanofi India Ltd. )

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Gluconorm SR 1gm Tablet  ( Lupin Ltd. )

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About Reviewer

Dr. Swaroop Y Choudhari is an MBBS, MD in General Medicine. The doctor holds an experience of 8 years, and has extensive knowledge in his respective field of medicine.

About Author

Kunal is a registered pharmacist with RGUHS with over 11 months experience. He is a medicine content contributor at Zotezo.

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