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Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about Glycomet 500 SR


Glycomet 500 SR Tablet is a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps control blood sugar levels and thus prevent serious complications of diabetes. It is also used to treat a menstruation-related disorder known as Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women.

Glycomet 500 SR Tablet is best taken with food to avoid nausea and abdominal pain. You should take it regularly, at the same time each day, to get the most benefit. You should not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor recommends it. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes. Therefore, it is important to stay on the diet and exercise program recommended by your doctor while taking this medicine. 


Glycomet 500 SR Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication (biguanide). It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying the absorption of sugar (glucose) from the intestines, and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin.

Directions For Use:

  • You have been prescribed Glycomet 500 SR Tablet to control the blood sugar level and reduce the risk of diabetic complications such as heart attacks.
  • Chances of weight gain and low blood sugar are lesser with this medicine as compared to other diabetes medicines.
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) may occur when taken along with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or on delaying/skipping a meal. Carry a sugar source with you for immediate relief.

Side Effects:

Common side effects of Glycomet

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Flatulence

Warning & Precautions:

Some diabetic patients taking Glycomet-500 SR Tablet  may develop a serious condition called lactic acidosis. In lactic acidosis, there is too much lactic acid accumulated in the blood. So, your liver and kidney proper functioning is required for the elimination of excess lactic acid from the blood. You should not take metformin if you have kidney disease, as measured by a blood test. Glycomet-500 SR Tablet  may lower vitamin B-12 levels, so try to have blood test annual blood and vitamin. Glycomet-500 SR Tablet, when used with insulin, may extremely lower the blood sugar level. So, the doctor may lower the dose of insulin.

Breast feeding

Glycomet 500 SR Tablet should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.


Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.


Glycomet 500 SR Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glycomet 500 SR Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Glycomet 500 SR Tablet is, however, not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.


Glycomet 500 SR Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.


Glycomet 500 SR Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.


It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Glycomet 500 SR Tablet.



Q. What does Glycomet 500 SR Tablet do exactly?
People with type 2 diabetes are not able to make enough insulin or respond normally to the insulin made by their bodies. When this happens, the concentration of sugar/glucose increases in the blood. Glycomet 500 SR Tablet acts in several ways to reduce the increased levels of sugar in blood. Glycomet 500 SR Tablet decreases glucose production from the liver and decreases absorption of glucose from the intestine after taking food while improving the sensitivity of the body organs and muscles towards insulin. This helps improve the uptake of glucose from the blood. It also helps your body to respond better to the insulin it makes naturally.

Q. Does Glycomet 500 SR Tablet cause weight loss?
Yes, Glycomet 500 SR Tablet has been shown to cause weight loss in people who are overweight or obese. It may also cause a modest loss in weight in those overweight and obese individuals who are at risk for diabetes. In addition, patients who are sensitive or resistant to insulin may also show weight loss. But, do not start taking this medicine for weight loss on your own. Consult your doctor for the same.

Q. What are the benefits of taking Glycomet 500 SR Tablet?
Glycomet 500 SR Tablet is one of the first medicines that is given to patients with high blood sugar levels. It helps control blood sugar levels. It promotes the body’s response to the insulin made by the pancreas, decreases the amount of sugar made by the liver and decreases the amount of sugar absorbed by the intestines. Unlike other oral antidiabetic medicines, Glycomet 500 SR Tablet when taken alone, rarely causes low blood sugar as it prevents the pancreas from secreting more insulin. In addition to being a great medicine to lower blood sugar levels, it also helps in controlling weight gain


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