Merit-ER₹1 (Per Tablet)
- Brands Dr Ethix
- Composition: Metformin-500 mg (ER)
- Total: Pack of 1 (100 tablets) ₹100
- Availability: In Stock
Composition: Metformin 500 mg
Description: Metformin in Merit-ER is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. Metformin is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
What is Metformin in Merit-ER for?
This medication is an oral antidiabetic agent, prescribed for type 2 diabetes. It helps control blood sugar levels. Metformin lowers sugar and helps insulin work well.
Common side effects of Merit-ER:
Low blood sugar signs include, anger, shaking, a fast heartbeat, confusion, or sweating, belly pain and loose stools (diarrhea).
What do I do if I miss a dose?
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. - Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.
What precautions should I take when taking Merit-ER?
Metformin may not be suitable for you if you suffer from heart, liver, kidney, adrenal or pituitary disease. - Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. - If you are going for an operation, dental work or any X-ray procedure in which a dye is injected, inform your doctor or dentist that you are taking Metformin.
When do I need to seek medical help?
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. - Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. - These include wheezing, chest tightness, fever, itching, bad cough, blue or gray skin color, seizures, or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. - Very low blood sugar or very high blood sugar. - Very bad dizziness.
Can I take Merit-ER with other medicines?
A type of heart medicine called beta-blockers may mask the symptoms of hypoglycaemia when taken with Metformin. Some examples of beta-blockers are metoprolol, atenolol and propranolol. - Inform your doctor if you are taking diuretics (medicines to remove excess water) such as hydrochlorothiazide; a group of heart medicine such as captopril or enalapril; a type of gastric medicine called cimetidine or birth control pills.
Are there any food restrictions?
It is important for you to maintain a healthy diet and weight in order to help keep your diabetes under control. - Avoid alcohol.
How do I store Merit-ER?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children, medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.