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Metkap

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Metkap

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Metkap Information

Metkap Benefits & Uses

Metkap is used to treat the following -

  1. टाइप 2 मधुमेह Primary
  2. Diabetes

Metkap 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.

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Ingredients of Metkap

Metformin

Metkap Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Metkap is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Altered taste
  3. Diarrhoea
  4. Abdominal Pain Mild
  5. Loss of appetite
  6. Stomach Upset
  7. Difficulty urinating
  8. Anxiety दुर्लभ
  9. Blurred vision
  10. Headache Mild
  11. Coma
  12. Pale Red Skin
  13. Flatulence Mild
  14. Dyspepsia
  15. Palpitations (fluttering in chest)
  16. Chest Pain Moderate

Metkap Related Warnings

Is the use of Metkap safe for pregnant women?

Harmful effects of Metkap are extremely rare for pregnant ladies.

Mild

Is the use of Metkap safe during breastfeeding?

Taking Metkap may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Metkap should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary.

Moderate

What is the effect of Metkap on the Kidneys?

[Organ] can be affected by Metkap. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.

Moderate

What is the effect of Metkap on the Liver?

Metkap is not harmful for [Organ].

Safe

What is the effect of Metkap on the Heart?

Metkap may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Metkap with Other Drugs

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

Metkap Contraindications

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

  1. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  2. Anemia
  3. Shock
  4. Heart Failure
  5. Liver Disease
  6. Heart Disease
  7. Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
  8. Drug Allergy
  9. Kidney Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Metkap

Is this Metkap habit forming or addictive?

No, Metkap is not habit forming.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

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

Safe

Is it safe?

Yes, but take Metkap only on doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Metkap for mental disorders.

नहीं

Metkap Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Metkap

information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Metkap, due to a lack of research on this.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Metkap

Taking alcohol with Metkap can be dangerous.

Severe

Metkap से जुड़े सवाल और जवाब

सवाल over 1 year पहले

What is Metkap?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS, Internal Medicine

Metkap 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.

सवाल about 1 year पहले

What are the long term effects of Metkap?

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. 

सवाल 12 months पहले

Does Metkap cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)?

Dr. Ramraj MBBS, Other

Yes, Metkap 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. 

सवाल 10 months पहले

Can I take Metkap with a beta-blocker?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS, Pediatrics

Yes, you can take Metkap with a beta-blocker. People with diabetes tend to develop heart disease or stroke at an earlier age than the general population. One reason for this is that high glucose levels increase your risk of high blood pressure (hypertension). No harmful interactions are seen between them. However, a recent study suggests that beta-blockers can decrease the plasma level of Metkap and long-term use can increase lactic acid and uric acid in the blood.

सवाल over 1 year पहले

How to use Metkap?

ravi udawat MBBS, General Physician

Metkap 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.

Details

सामग्री For 1 Strip(S) (10 Tablets Each)
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References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Glucophage® (metformin hydrochloride)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 275-276
  3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 825-826