Apo-Metformin (Metformin Hydrochloride)
What is Apo-Metformin (Metformin Hydrochloride) used for?
Apo-Metformin (Metformin Hydrochloride) is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is sometimes used together with other medications. This drug works by helping the body to control the quantity of glucose in the blood by reducing the amount of glucose produced by the liver and decreasing the amount absorbed by food. It is also able to increase the body's response to insulin. However, this drug is not used to treat type 1 diabetes.
How should I use Apo-Metformin (Metformin Hydrochloride)?
Apo-Metformin (Metformin Hydrochloride) tablets should be taken orally. Patients may be directed to take it 1 to 3 times per day, however the exact dosage required depends on the severity of the condition being treated, and patients should always consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. Your physician may start you out on a low dosage and gradually increase it over time.
What are the side effects of Apo-Metformin (Metformin Hydrochloride)?
Some side effects which may occur as a result of taking Apo-Metformin (Metformin Hydrochloride) include:
Patients should consult their physician immediately if any other more serious side effects occur, such as breathlessness, weight gain or fever. This medication has been known to cause a condition known as lactic acidosis, which can be fatal. Seek emergency medical assistance if you notice muscular pain, numbness in the limbs, difficulty breathing, dizziness and a slow heartbeat.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Apo-Metformin (Metformin Hydrochloride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Apo-Metformin (Metformin Hydrochloride) is used to treat the symptoms of type-2 diabetes by controlling the glucose level in the blood.