Forson 500 Tablet

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Forson 500 Tablet Information

Forson 500 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Diabetes.

The correct dosage of Forson 500 Tablet depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

The side effects typically associated with Forson 500 Tablet include Stomach Upset, Difficulty urinating. While these are the most often observed Forson 500 Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Forson 500 Tablet are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

In addition, Forson 500 Tablet's effect is Mild during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Forson 500 Tablet has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Forson 500 Tablet related warnings section.

Forson 500 Tablet can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Forson 500 Tablet in conditions like Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Anemia, Shock. The section on Forson 500 Tablet contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug reaction of Forson 500 Tablet with other medicines has been reported. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to the above precautions for Forson 500 Tablet, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



Forson 500 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Forson 500 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Forson 500 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Diabetes Type 2
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Diabetes Type 2
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Diabetes Type 2
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Diabetes Type 2
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Forson 500 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Forson 500 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Forson has mild to no side effects in pregnant women.

    Mild
  • Is the use of Forson 500 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Forson. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Forson 500 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Using Forson does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Forson 500 Tablet on the Liver?


    Forson is completely safe for the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Forson 500 Tablet on the Heart?


    You can take Forson without any fear of damage to the heart.

    Safe


Forson 500 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Forson 500 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Forson 500 Tablet

  • Is this Forson 500 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Forson 500 Tablet has not been reported.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Forson 500 Tablet since it will not make you feel sleepy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Forson 500 Tablet is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, the use of Forson 500 Tablet in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Forson 500 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Forson 500 Tablet


    Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Forson 500 Tablet, due to a lack of research on this.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Forson 500 Tablet


    Consumption of alcohol and Forson 500 Tablet together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Forson 500 Tablet

Question almost 5 years ago

How does Forson work for PCOS?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

Forson increases the sensitivity of insulin, young women with PCOS often have elevated insulin levels and are more likely to develop diabetes. It is often prescribed for women with PCOS to help prevent diabetes. A lifestyle that includes healthy nutrition and daily exercise is the most important part of a PCOS treatment plan.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Forson with gliclazide?

Dr. Ashish Mishra MBBS , Pathology

Yes, you can take Forson with gliclazide, no harmful interactions have been reported between them. However, it is not necessary that no interaction can happen between these two. But before taking such kind of combination you must consult your doctor.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Forson cause stomach ulcers?

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Forson commonly cause stomach upset like diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. To avoid these side effects you should take Forson with your meal and increase the dose gradually.

Question over 5 years ago

What is Forson?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Forson contain metformin, is an oral antidiabetic drug which belongs to the class of biguanide. It is the first-line medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, particularly in people who are overweight. It is also used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome. Moreover, it also reduces the risk of cardiovascular complications of diabetes.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Forson cause alopecia (hair loss)?

Dr. Vipin Khadse MBBS , General Physician

Forson is not a known cause of alopecia (hair loss). However, the conditions treated by Forson type 2 diabetes and PCOS, often list hair loss as a possible symptom.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Glucophage® (metformin hydrochloride)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 275-276

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 825-826

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