Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR

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

Last updated on: November 02, 2020 4:26 am

Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR

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Uses of Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR.

Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR is used to prevent high blood sugar and kidney damage in people with type 2 diabetes. Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR 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 Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR works.

Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR 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 Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR.

The most common side effects of Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR 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 Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR.

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

Dosage of Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR.

The dosage of Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR 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 Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR.

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

Onset of Action Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR

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

Duration of Action Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR

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 Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR

Q.1) Can I buy Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR without a prescription? Ans. No, you need a valid prescription to buy Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR. Q.2) What are the usages of Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR? Ans. Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR is used to treat High Blood Sugar, Prevents Kidney Damage, Blindness, Nerve Problems, Loss of Limbs, Sexual Function Problems. Q.3) How does Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR work? Ans. Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR 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 Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR? Ans. The common side effects of Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR 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 Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR banned in India? Ans. Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR is not banned in India, but you need a valid prescription to buy this medicine. Q.6) Is Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR safe to use? Ans. Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR 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 Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR? Ans. Take Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR as prescribed by your doctor. Do not crush or chew, swallow it with water. Q.8) Can I consume alcohol while taking Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR? Ans. Please avoid drinking alcohol while taking Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR. Heavy drinking alcohol may increase the risk of side effects. Q.9) How long does the effect of Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR last? Ans. Effect of Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR lasts for an average of 4-8 hours. Q.10) What if I miss a dose of Metchek 1000mg Tablet SR? 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.

Glycimet 1000mg Tablet SR  ( Scott Edil Pharmacia Ltd. )

36.22  10 Tablets Strip Tablets Strip

Bymet 1000mg Tablet  ( Primus Pharmaceuticals )

37.00  10 Tablets Strip Tablets Strip

Confirmin 1000mg Tablet  ( Converge Biotech )

37.00  10 Tablets Strip Tablets Strip

Gluformin XL 1000mg Tablet  ( Abbott India Ltd. )

55.49  15 Tablets Strip Tablets Strip

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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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