Cetapin XR (500 mg) Tablet Side Effects and usage

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Cetapin XR (500 mg) - Metformin- Tablet is manufactured by Sanofi Aventis and the main constituent generic drug is Metformin- 500 mg.

Cetapin XR (500 mg) Tablet Medicine Side effects and usage

Side Effects

GI disturbances.
Lactic acidosis.
Anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, weight loss, flatulence, occasional metalic taste, rash, malabsorption of Vit B12.

Indications

Maturity onset (non-insulin dependent) diabetes.
Polycystic ovary syndrome.

Contra Indications

Renal failure.
Cardiovascular collapse.
Diabetic ketoacidosis.
Severe hepatic insufficiency.
Severe impairment of thyroid function.
Severe infection or shock.
Cardiac failure, CHF, IDDM.
Acute or chronic alcohloism.
Pregnancy and lactation.

Caution

Patients should not consume alcohol as there is an interaction between metformin and alcohol which could lead to increased risk of lactic acidosis.
CHF especially in those with unstable or acute heart failure.
Risk of lactic acid accumulation increases with the degree of renal impairment.

Cost

The cost of the drug per 1 Tablet is Rs.2.85 in India as of date.

Formulation

Cetapin XR (500 mg) Tablet mainly contains the generic formulation called as Metformin- 500 mg.

Cetapin XR (500 mg) Tablet Medicine Generics

Medicine Name: Cetapin XR (500 mg) Tablet
Manufacturer: Sanofi Aventis
Generic Molecule: Metformin

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