|Generic Name||Metformin Hcl|
Bigomet 500mg (Glycomet)
Bigomet 500mg is one of the highly prescribed drugs to treat type-2 diabetes. In some cases, this oral anti-diabetic medicine is recommended for the treatment of type-1 diabetes (dependent upon the amount of insulin). It helps control blood sugar levels to a good extent. Its active ingredient Metformin Hydrochloride can lower the high blood glucose and thus helping your body to make more used of the insulin released by pancreas. The drug belongs to FDA pregnancy category B. It means that metformin does not render any harmful effects the unborn baby.
What is Bigomet used for?
Bigomet is an oral anti-diabetic drug. It’s probably prescribed to the patients living with type-2 diabetes. Doctors can prescribe it alone or in combination with other medications including insulin. Bigomet SR 500 mg tablet is not made to control blood sugar in type-1 diabetes. Apart from type-2 diabetes, this medicine is often prescribed to treat a polycystic ovarian syndrome. Take this medicine under the direction of your doctor. Metformin must be taken regularly for achieving a good result and don’t stop taking it unless instructed by your doctor.
How does Bigomet work?
Metformin, the active ingredient of the medicine, is an oral anti-diabetic drug, is capable of delaying absorption of glucose from gastrointestinal (GI) tract, increasing insulin sensitivity and decreasing hepatic gluconeogenesis.
Metformin Hydrochloride can lower the high blood glucose (hyperglycemia), so your body can use more amount of insulin released by pancreas. This particular ingredient functions by suppressing the glucose production by the liver.
What are the side effects of Bigomet?
There are some common side effects of Metformin that include shaking, irregular heartbeat, upset stomach, loose stools (diarrhea), confusion, and sweating. Other possible side effects are reported, including anorexia, palpitation, flushing, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, flatulence, chest pain, occasional metallic taste, weakness, blurred vision, hypoglycemia, rash, malabsorption of vitamin B12, lightheadedness, and chills.
The potentially fatal side effects may be renal failure and alcoholism while taking Metformin. Also, too much acid in the blood (lactic acidosis) may rarely happen.
You have to tell your doctor immediately if symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, dizziness, diarrhea, rashes, taste disturbance, lightheadedness, and sores persist for long.
What medications interact with Bigomet?
Since Metformin is associated with weight loss, it might interact with the ingredients like Corticosteroids, Warfarin, Sulphonylurea, Danazol, Diuretics, Cimetidine, Glucocorticosteroids, Diuretics, Tetracosactrin. It’s advised to ask your doctor about the restrictions and detail about the medicines that may interact with Metformin.
When should Bigomet not be used?
You can easily take Bigomet 100 mg tablet orally with a meal as advised by your doctor. Usually, doctors recommend to consider a healthy diet and exercise along with this medication for better results. You have to check the blood sugar levels after a certain time period and then adjust the dose as directed by your doctor.
How should Bigomet be taken?
Usually, Bigomet starts with 1-2 times a day and the maximum dosage go up to 1000 mg 3 tablets a day. Its ideal dosage varies from person to person depending upon the severity of diabetes level. Your doctor is the best person to decide what dosage would be appropriate for you. Its full course can last for weeks and months, so you have to keep patience and don’t stop medication abruptly. This drug is often prescribed with a well-balanced, calorie-controlled diet comprising a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Missed dose of Bigomet?
If you forget to take a regular dose of Bigomet 100 mg, take it as soon as your remember; it’s better if you take it in less than 1 hour. You don’t need to double up the dose in order to make up the missed dose as overdose may cause harmful effects on the body.
How should Bigomet be stored?
You can store this medicine in a cool and dry place in the room. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. And, you should not use Bigomet 500mg if the given date has been expired.