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Glycomet (Metformin)
Glycomet (Metformin)

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Glycomet (Metformin)

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Category: Diabetes
Commercial Name: Glycomet 
Active Ingredient: Metformin
Utilization: An oral diabetes medicine used to treat type 2 of diabetes
Available Dosages: 500mg and 850mg
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Glycomet (Metformin) is a hypoglycemic - oral diabetes medicine used to treat type 2 of diabetes. It lowers the level of glycosylated hemoglobin, glucose in the blood (after eating and on an empty stomach), increases glucose tolerance. This medication reduces glucose production in the liver, increases insulin sensitivity to tissues (increases glucose uptake and metabolism). Glycomet (Metformin)  does not affect the production of insulin by the pancreas. In addition, it normalizes fat metabolism.

Indication for use

Glycomet is prescribed for adults and children over 10 with type II diabetes mellitus (especially in the case of concomitant obesity) with diet therapy ineffectiveness.


Glycomet (Metformin) is not recommended to use if you have:

·       hypersensitivity (intolerance to components);

·       kidney pathology or renal failure;

·       hypoxia (lack of oxygen), including heart and respiratory failure, acute phase of myocardial infarction, anemia, acute cerebrovascular insufficiency;

·       dehydration (dehydration);

·       infectious diseases;

·       chronic alcoholism;

·       in acute / chronic metabolic acidosis, including diabetic ketoacidosis, lactic acidosis;

·       pregnancy;

·       breastfeeding.

Glycomet is prescribed with caution to children, elderly persons (over 65 years old), people performing heavy physical work (there is a risk of lactic acidosis).

Dose and usage

Dose of Glycomet (Metformin):  500mg, 850mg  - white, round  tablets, divided with line in the middle.

Glycomet (Metformin) is administered orally with or after meals. The initial dose is 500-850 mg 2-3 times a day. After 10-15 days, the dose is adjusted according to the results of the glycemic profile. The maximum recommended dose is 3000 mg per day, divided into 3 doses. The initial dose for children over 10 years old is 500-850 mg once a day, the maximum - 2000 mg / day, divided into 2-3 doses.

Side effects

Dizziness, vertigo, drowsiness, headache, insomnia; angina pectoris, tachycardia; symptomatic hypotension; abdominal pain, persistent constipation; asthenia, fatigue, swelling, pain in the chest; anemia, thrombocytopenia; loss of consciousness; diarrhea, pancreatitis, hepatitis, impaired liver function; flu-like symptoms, pharyngitis, laryngitis; changes in the functioning of the kidneys.

Be attentive to your health: turn to local hospital if smth disturbs you.



Medically reviewed by Dr. Josette Davignon

Last updated: 4.02.2023

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