Metchek 1000 Tablet SR

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Metchek 1000 Tablet SR Information

Metchek 1000 Tablet SR is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Diabetes.

The optimal dosage of Metchek 1000 Tablet SR 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. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Metchek 1000 Tablet SR include Stomach Upset, Difficulty urinating. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Metchek 1000 Tablet SR can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Metchek 1000 Tablet SR 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.

It is also important to note that Metchek 1000 Tablet SR has a Mild effect for pregnant women and Moderate effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Metchek 1000 Tablet SR's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Metchek 1000 Tablet SR related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Anemia, Shock must refrain from the use of Metchek 1000 Tablet SR since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other contraindications of Metchek 1000 Tablet SR have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Besides this, Metchek 1000 Tablet SR may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to the above precautions for Metchek 1000 Tablet SR, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



Metchek 1000 Tablet SR Benefits & Uses

Metchek 1000 Tablet SR is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Metchek 1000 Tablet SR 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

Metchek 1000 Tablet SR Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Metchek 1000 Tablet SR safe for pregnant women?


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

    Mild
  • Is the use of Metchek 1000 Tablet SR safe during breastfeeding?


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

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Metchek 1000 Tablet SR on the Kidneys?


    Metchek is completely safe for kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Metchek 1000 Tablet SR on the Liver?


    Metchek does not damage the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Metchek 1000 Tablet SR on the Heart?


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

    Safe


Metchek 1000 Tablet SR Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Metchek 1000 Tablet SR unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Metchek 1000 Tablet SR

  • Is this Metchek 1000 Tablet SR habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Metchek 1000 Tablet SR.

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


    Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Metchek 1000 Tablet SR since it does not cause drowsiness.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Metchek 1000 Tablet SR should be used only after doctor's advice.

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


    There is no benefit of taking Metchek 1000 Tablet SR for mental disorders.

    No

Metchek 1000 Tablet SR Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Metchek 1000 Tablet SR


    Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Metchek 1000 Tablet SR and food will interact.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Metchek 1000 Tablet SR


    Consuming Metchek 1000 Tablet SR with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Metchek 1000 Tablet SR

Question over 5 years ago

How long should I take Metchek for?

Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

Metchek can be taken forever, diabetes is a progressive disease it's possible that more medication and/or insulin may eventually need to be added to the regime. 

Question over 5 years ago

How does Metchek work?

Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

Metchek works by decreasing the hepatic glucose production. It also works to lower blood sugar by increasing your sensitivity to insulin and decreasing the amount of glucose that is absorbed from the food you eat.

Question over 5 years ago

Is Metchek safe to use?

Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS, MD , Cardiology

Yes, Metchek 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

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take Metchek with gliclazide?

Dr. Ashish Mishra MBBS , Pathology

Yes, you can take Metchek 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 over 5 years ago

What are the uses of Metchek?

Dr. Haleema Yezdani MBBS , General Physician

Metchek 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.



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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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