Obimet 500 Tablet (15)

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Obimet 500 Tablet (15) Information

Obimet 500 Tablet (15) is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Diabetes.

The optimal dosage of Obimet 500 Tablet (15) is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

The most common side effects of Obimet 500 Tablet (15) are Stomach Upset, Difficulty urinating. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Obimet 500 Tablet (15) can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Obimet 500 Tablet (15) go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Obimet 500 Tablet (15) is Mild for pregnant women and Moderate for women who are breastfeeding. Warnings related to Obimet 500 Tablet (15)'s effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Anemia, Shock must refrain from the use of Obimet 500 Tablet (15) since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other contraindications of Obimet 500 Tablet (15) have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug interactions for Obimet 500 Tablet (15) have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

You should also be aware that Obimet 500 Tablet (15) is safe while driving, and is addiction.



Obimet 500 Tablet (15) Benefits & Uses

Obimet 500 Tablet (15) is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Obimet 500 Tablet (15) 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

Obimet 500 Tablet (15) Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Obimet 500 Tablet (15) safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women can consume [medicine]. Though Obimet Tablet has mild side effects when taken during pregnany

    Mild
  • Is the use of Obimet 500 Tablet (15) safe during breastfeeding?


    Obimet Tablet may lead to some side effects in breastfeeding women. If you witness any unusal symptoms after taking Obimet Tablet, discontinue its use and call your doctor right away. Follow your doctor's advice regarding the use of Obimet Tablet.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Obimet 500 Tablet (15) on the Kidneys?


    Using Obimet Tablet does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Obimet 500 Tablet (15) on the Liver?


    There are no any side effects of Obimet Tablet on the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Obimet 500 Tablet (15) on the Heart?


    Obimet Tablet is not harmful for the heart.

    Safe


Obimet 500 Tablet (15) Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Obimet 500 Tablet (15) unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Obimet 500 Tablet (15)

  • Is this Obimet 500 Tablet (15) habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Obimet 500 Tablet (15) is addictive.

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


    Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Obimet 500 Tablet (15) since it will not make you feel sleepy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Obimet 500 Tablet (15) should be used only after doctor's advice.

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


    No, Obimet 500 Tablet (15) is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Obimet 500 Tablet (15) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Obimet 500 Tablet (15)


    There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Obimet 500 Tablet (15) with food.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Obimet 500 Tablet (15)


    Consumption of alcohol and Obimet 500 Tablet (15) together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Obimet 500 Tablet (15)

Question about 5 years ago

What are the long term effects of Obimet Tablet?

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

The long-term use can lead to the deficiency of Vitamin B12, which can further lead to megaloblastic anemia. Furthermore, Long-term Metformin use can also lead to kidney and liver problems. 

Question over 5 years ago

What are the uses of Obimet Tablet?

Dr. Haleema Yezdani MBBS , General Physician

Obimet Tablet is used with a proper diet and exercise program, to treat diabetes. It is also used with other medication to reduce the high blood sugar. It is used in a patient with type2 diabetes. It is also used in the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and cancer.

Question over 5 years ago

How to use Obimet Tablet?

ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

Obimet Tablet should be taken with food to reduce stomach and bowel side effects, which may experience the first few weeks of treatment. Also, exercise regularly and test for sugar in your blood or urine as directed.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Obimet Tablet cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)?

Dr. Ramraj MBBS , Other

Yes, Obimet Tablet can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). However, this can also occur if you delay or miss a meal, drink alcohol, exercise more than usual, can't eat due to stomach upset, and taking other antidiabetic medicine with metformin. So, regular monitoring of blood glucose level is needed and be cautious of symptoms of hypoglycemia, always keep glucose-rich food with you. 

Question almost 5 years ago

How does Obimet Tablet increase lactic acidosis?

Dr. Manoj Meena MBBS , General Physician

Lactic acidosis associated with Obimet Tablet treatment is a rare but fatal adverse effect. Lactic acidosis appears to result from biguanide interference causing an increase in production and decrease in clearance of lactate leading to higher cellular lactate levels. A decrease in pyruvate carboxylase activity, the rate-limiting enzyme in the formation of glucose from lactate, can also decrease hepatic metabolism of lactate. leading to increasing lactic acidosis. Signs and symptoms of Obimet Tablet induced lactic acidosis are nonspecific and include anorexia, nausea, vomiting, altered level of consciousness, hyperpnoea, abdominal pain, and thirst. 



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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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