Glycomet is an anti-hyperglycemic drug. It is used to treat the symptoms of type-2 diabetes. Its main component is metformin.
Glycomet is used to lower the elevated blood sugar levels in individuals with type-2 diabetes. Glycomet allows your body to respond naturally to the production of insulin. It also decreases the quantity of sugar produced by the insulin and in turn that your stomach absorbs.
A balanced blood sugar level prevents a myriad of dangerous ailments. These include loss of vision, damage to the nerves, kidney problems, sexual dysfunction, and even loss of limbs. It also reduces the rate at which strokes and heart attacks occur.
Contact your physician for a full list of benefits that this medication can provide.
Always follow the prescription that your doctor has provided you with. Do not take this medication in a higher or lower dose than instructed.
Glycomet should be taken orally.
The total recommended daily dose of Glycomet is between 850 mg and 1000 mg. This medication should be taken with food. Take 500 mg of Glycomet twice a day. You can also take 850 mg of this medication once a day.
If you missed a dose of this medication, take it as soon as you remember. If you are close to your next scheduled dose, do not take the missed dose. Do not take two doses of Glycomet together.
An overdose of Glycomet make cause lactic acidosis. In the event of an overdose, call your nearest medical emergency services.
The more common side effects experienced with Glycomet are:
Pain in the stomach
Discomfort in the throat
Change in appetite
Change in bowel movements
Pain all over the body
Cramping of the muscles
Discomfort while urinating
The less common side effects associated with this medication are:
Pain in the chest
Loss of consciousness
Symptoms of depression
Erratic heartbeat or pulse
Changes in appetite
Unusual speech patterns
If you experience any of these side effects, call your physician immediately.
Inform your physician if you become pregnant or if you are about to start breastfeeding.
Do not take this medication if you are suffering from or have suffered with liver problems.
Do not take Glycomet if you have had problems with your heart.
Do not take this medication if you have a metformin allergy.
Temporarily discontinue the use of Glycomet prior to getting an x-ray or getting a CT scan.
Dehydration or consuming large amounts of alcohol increase your risk of developing lactic acidosis.
Infection or a pre-existing kidney condition may also increase the chance of lactic acidosis with Glycomet.
Do not take this medication with beta-blockers. This increases the risk of low blood sugar. It will also be more difficult to be able to diagnose the symptoms of low blood sugar if these two drugs are mixed.
Inform your physician of any medications you may be prescribed before you begin taking Glycomet. Also inform them of any herbal supplements you may be taking.