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Cetapin XR 1000mg (Metformin Hydrochloride) - 1000mg (150 Tablets)

Cetapin XR 1000mg (Metformin Hydrochloride) - 1000mg (150 Tablets)

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Cetapin XR 1000mg (Metformin Hydrochloride) - 1000mg (150 Tablets)

What is Cetapin XR Used For?

Cetapin XR 1000mg (Metformin Hydrochloride) is used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (especially in cases involving obesity) with the ineffectiveness of the correction of hyperglycemia by diet therapy.

Cetapin XR 1000mg (Metformin Hydrochloride) is a class of biguanides that helps lower blood glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin, and increases peripheral tissue sensitivity to insulin, thus improving glucose tolerance.

Cetapin XR 1000mg (Metformin Hydrochloride) interacts with the synthesis of glucose by the liver and its intake (absorption) through the intestine. Metformin also helps reduce weight in obese patients and normalizes lipidograms (reduces triglycerides and total cholesterol by reducing the level of low density lipoprotein).

Cetapin XR 1000mg (Metformin Hydrochloride) may lower insulin levels due to the improvement of peripheral tissue sensitivity to glucose.

Cetapin XR Dosage and Administration

Always follow your doctor`s instructions when using Cetapin XR 1000mg (Metformin Hydrochloride) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The dosage is prescribed by the doctor individually for each patient. It depends on many factors, such as severity of diabetes mellitus, overweight, functioning of the kidneys.

As a rule, this step is used with the ineffectiveness of diet therapy and smaller doses of metformin.

The maximum permissible daily dose is 3000 mg (1 tablet 3 times a day).

Side effects of Cetapin XR

The use of Cetapin XR 1000mg (Metformin Hydrochloride) may cause side effects in some patients including:

  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • flatulence,
  • abdominal pain
  • loss of appetite,
  • diarrhea,
  • metallic taste in the mouth,
  • violation of absorption of B9, B12 vitamins
  • hypoglycemia,
  • dermatitis ,
  • rash.

In some cases it is possible to develop lactic acidosis, which manifests itself as weakness, drowsiness, hypotension, bradyarrhythmia, respiratory disturbances, abdominal pain, myalgia, hypothermia.

Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious or worrying symptoms.

Precautions when taking Cetapin XR

Cetapin XR 1000mg (Metformin Hydrochloride) is contraindicated to take patients with hypersensitivity to metformin, or renal insufficiency, severe liver function impairment; conditions accompanied by hypoxia; dehydration, extensive operations and injuries, chronic alcoholism, compliance with a low calorie diet (less than 1000 kcal / day), studies using radioactive isotopes of iodine, pregnancy, breastfeeding.