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Glycoheal 850 | Metformin 850mg – 10 Tablets


Metformin (Glycoheal 850) 850 mg tablet is an antihyperglycemic agent used in the treatment of diabetes. It helps in keeping your blood sugar in control.

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Metformin (Glycoheal 850) 850 mg tablet is an antihyperglycemic agent used in the treatment of diabetes. It helps in keeping your blood sugar in control.

Drug =Metformin

Number of Pills Per Order = 10

Strength =850 mg

Manufacturer = Healing Pharma

How To Take

Metformin is available as a conventional tablet, extended-release tablet or oral solution.

Swallow it whole. Take it together with food or immediately after a meal.

Metformin must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by the doctor.

Take Metformin precisely as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Dosage of Metformin (Glycoheal 850) 850 mg

Adult: Treatment: As conventional tab/solution: Initial: 500 or 850 mg twice a day or three times a day, gradually increase at intervals of at least one week according to the response. Maximum of 3,000 mg/day in 3 divided doses. As extended-release tab: Initial: 500 mg/day with an evening meal, increase dose in increments of 500 mg up to a maximum of 2,000 mg/day according to the response. 

Prophylaxis: As extended-release tab: Initial: 500 mg/day with an evening meal, gradually increase the dose at intervals of 10-15 days, according to the response. Maximum of 2,000 mg/day with an evening meal.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and return to your usual dosing schedule. If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

Do not double a dose under any circumstances.

Overdose of Metformin (Glycoheal 850) 850 mg

Signs of overdose may include the following:

  • Hypoglycaemia¬†
  • Lactic acidosis manifested as acidotic dyspnea
  • Abdominal pain¬†
  • Muscle cramps
  • Hypothermia followed by coma¬†

Seek medical help immediately.


People with the following medical conditions should not take Metformin:

  • Acute or chronic metabolic acidosis with or without coma
  • Acute conditions which may alter renal function (e.g. dehydration, severe infection, shock), acute or chronic disease-causing hypoxia (e.g. unstable cardiac or respiratory failure, recent MI, shock)
  • Acute alcohol intoxication or alcoholism
  • Severe renal (eGFR<30 mL/min) impairment¬†
  • Intravascular administration of iodinated contrast agents

Side Effects

Metformin may have the following side effects:

  • Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Chest discomfort
  • Palpitations
  • Dyspnea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting¬†
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Flatulence
  • Heartburn/dyspepsia
  • Abdominal distention
  • Abnormal stools
  • Constipation
  • Asthenia
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Malaise
  • Cholestatic
  • Hepatocellular¬†
  • Mixed hepatocellular liver injury
  • Myalgia¬†
  • Chills
  • Taste disturbance
  • Headache
  • Increased somnolence
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Nail disease
  • Rash
  • Flushing

Potentially Fatal: 

  • Lactic acidosis


Do not use Metformin in people with the following conditions:

  • Heart disease or recent heart attack
  • Metabolic acidosis¬†
  • Liver disease
  • Lung disease
  • Severe kidney disease
  • Excessive alcohol intake or alcohol addiction
  • Radiology procedure involving the injection of a dye into the bloodstream

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:

  • Insulin
  • Verapamil
  • Ranolazine
  • Captopril
  • Losartan
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Cimetidine

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and non-prescription medicines.

This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Metformin.

How Does Metformin (Glycoheal 850) 850 mg Work?

Metformin is a biguanide antihyperglycemic agent which improves glucose tolerance by lowering glucose levels of both basal and postprandial plasma. It decreases the production of hepatic glucose by inhibiting gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis, delaying the absorption of intestinal glucose, and improves insulin sensitivity by enhancing peripheral glucose uptake and utilisation.


Metformin is used  to treat the following conditions:

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Special Precautions and Connected Warnings

Take special precautions if you have the following conditions:

  • Patients with risk factors for lactic acidosis¬†
  • Stable heart failure
  • Dehydration
  • Prerenal azotemia¬†
  • Mild to moderate renal impairment¬†
  • Hepatic impairment
  • Children and the elderly
  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Not indicated for use in a patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus or with diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Avoid alcohol. It is essential to adhere to the diet prescribed by your doctor.

Storage Conditions

  • Store below 30¬įC. Protect from light and moisture.
  • Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.¬†
  • Do not use Metformin that is expired or out of date.

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