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  • Contains / Salt: Metformin (500 mg)
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    Okamet Information

    Okamet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Diabetes.

    The optimal dosage of Okamet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

    The most common side effects of Okamet are Stomach Upset, Difficulty urinating. While these are the most often observed Okamet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Okamet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    Okamet's effect during pregnancy is Mild and Moderate while nursing. Further, the section on Okamet related warnings talks about Okamet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Okamet can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Okamet in conditions like Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Anemia, Shock. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Okamet contraindications section.

    Drug interactions for Okamet have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Okamet is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



    Okamet Benefits & Uses

    Okamet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Okamet 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

    Okamet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Okamet safe for pregnant women?


      Okamet has mild to no side effects in pregnant women.

      Mild
    • Is the use of Okamet safe during breastfeeding?


      Women who are breastfeeding can experience some moderate side effects of Okamet. Immediately discontinue Okamet if you observe any side effects. Contact your doctor, and restart using it only if your doctor considers it safe for you.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Okamet on the Kidneys?


      Okamet is completely safe for kidneys.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Okamet on the Liver?


      Okamet is completely safe for the liver.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Okamet on the Heart?


      Using Okamet does not have any harmful effects on the heart.

      Safe


    Severe Interaction of Okamet with Other Drugs

    Okamet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe

    Moderate



    Okamet Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Okamet

    • Is this Okamet habit forming or addictive?


      Okamet does not cause addiction.

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


      Okamet does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but take Okamet only as per medical advice.

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


      No, Okamet is not used to treat mental disorders.

      No

    Okamet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Okamet


      Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Okamet and food will interact.

      Unknown
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Okamet


      Consumption of alcohol and Okamet together may have severe effects on your health.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Okamet

    Question over 5 years ago

    How to use Okamet?

    ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

    Okamet 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 almost 5 years ago

    Does Okamet cause stomach ulcers?

    Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

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

    Question over 4 years ago

    How does Okamet increase lactic acidosis?

    Dr. Manoj Meena MBBS , General Physician

    Lactic acidosis associated with Okamet 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 Okamet induced lactic acidosis are nonspecific and include anorexia, nausea, vomiting, altered level of consciousness, hyperpnoea, abdominal pain, and thirst. 

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Does Okamet cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)?

    Dr. Ramraj MBBS , Other

    Yes, Okamet 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 over 5 years ago

    Is Okamet safe to use?

    Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS, MD , Cardiology

    Yes, Okamet is safe to use, many people have side effects at first, they usually diminish and then go away completely in a few weeks. A few people find they cannot tolerate metformin, there are other drugs but metformin is usually the first choice. It is very safe



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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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