Okamet (500 mg) Tablet Side Effects and usage
Side EffectsGI disturbances.
Anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, weight loss, flatulence, occasional metalic taste, rash, malabsorption of Vit B12.
IndicationsMaturity onset (non-insulin dependent) diabetes.
Polycystic ovary syndrome.
Contra IndicationsRenal failure.
Severe hepatic insufficiency.
Severe impairment of thyroid function.
Severe infection or shock.
Cardiac failure, CHF, IDDM.
Acute or chronic alcohloism.
Pregnancy and lactation.
CautionPatients 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.
CostThe cost of the drug per 1 Tablet is Rs.0.72 in India as of date.
FormulationOkamet (500 mg) Tablet mainly contains the generic formulation called as Metformin- 500 mg.
Okamet (500 mg) Tablet Medicine DetailsMedicine Name: Okamet (500 mg) Tablet
Manufacturer: Cipla Limited
Generic Molecule: Metformin
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