Brand of Metformin Hydrochloride
Each tablet contains: Metformin hydrochloride 500mg BP
Gluformin is indicated in:
-Diet-failed, maturity onset or Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM), especially if overweight;
(a) alone as initial therapy
(b) combination therapy with a sulphonylurea.
-Adjuvant therapy in Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM), especially if overweight.
1.5g – 3g a day in three divided doses i.e. 1 or 2 tablets three times daily.
It is important that Gluformin should be taken with, or just after a meal.
Side effect of Metformin include diarrhoea, abdominal discomfort, nausea, metallic taste, and anorexia. These are usually minimized by increasing the dosage of the drug slowly and taking with meals. Absorption of Vitamin B12 may be impaired.
Gluformin is contraindicated in the following conditions, Diabetic coma, and ketoacidosis, impaired renal or hepatic functions, heart failure, alcoholism, or other conditions likely to predispose to lactic acidosis. Insulin is preferred for the treatment of pregnant patients.
May interact with other compounds, notably Cimetidine.
Tablet in pack of 10 x 10.
Nigerian-German Chemicals Plc
Km 38, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway,
Otta, Ogun State, Nigeria.