Bigomet 500 Mg
USA Brand Name
Aristo Pharmaceuticals, India
Bigomet 500 is marketed globally by Aristo Pharmaceuticals and is available at every leading online pharmacy, drugstore and medical supply store. The active ingredient present in Bigomet 500 is Metformin Hydrochloride. Metformin Hydrochloride is used in the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
Manufacturer of Bigomet-500
Bigomet 500, the contains 500 mg of Metformin Hydrochloride is manufactured by Aristo Pharmaceuticals. It is mainly marketed and supplied by the company and its associates in India.
Bigomet 500 contains 500 mg of Metformin Hydrochloride.
USA Brands Equivalent to Metformin Hydrochloride, The Salt In Bigomet-500
Uses of Metformin Hydrochloride, The Salt In Bigomet-500
- It is used in the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: It is a condition in which your blood sugar is higher than the normal levels, which can cause damage to multiple organs in your body.
How Bigomet-500 Works
Bigomet-500, the contains Metformin Hydrochloride works by-
- Decreasing hepatic glucose production
- Decreasing intestinal absorption of glucose
- Improving insulin sensitivity (increases the peripheral uptake and utilization of glucose)
How to take Bigomet 500?
Bigomet- 500 can be administered along with food.
Metformin Hydrochloride, the active salt in Bigomet- 500 is usually to be taken in dosages which range from 250 mg to 2550 mg. A more specific dose will be directed by your physician. It is available at every leading online pharmacy, drugstore and medical supply store.
How Long Should I Continue Taking Bigomet-500?
It is always advisable to consult your physician before you start/stop taking the drug. Avoid taking such decisions on your own and do not self-medicate.
A missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take multiple doses at the same time
Drugs That Interact With Metformin Hydrochloride, The Salt In Bigomet-500
The following substances are known to interact with Bigomet-500:
- MAO inhibitors
When not to take Bigomet-500
- Do not take Bigomet-500 if you have
- Allergic reactions to the salt or any of the excipients.
- Severe kidney disease.
Side Effects Of Bigomet-500
- Some patients may have allergic reactions. Inform your doctor if you have any signs of allergic reaction like rash, itching, red-swollen skin, fever, trouble breathing, swollen face, etc.
- Low blood sugar (signs may include dizziness, feeling weak, increased heartbeat, sweating, headache, hunger, confusion, etc.)
- Abdominal pain
- An upset stomach, vomiting, loose stools, gas
- Rarely, Metformin can even cause a serious health problem called lactic acidosis (signs include fast breathing, increased heartbeat, abnormal heartbeat, upset stomach, vomiting, feeling sleepy, tiredness, feeling dizzy, muscle pain, feeling cold)
- The risk of lactic acidosis is more if you have a kidney problem, a liver problem or heart failure
- A risk is also higher in older people (65 or older) and alcoholics.
Overdose Of Bigomet 500
Metformin overdose can cause lactic acidosis. Get emergency medical help if you have any symptoms of lactic acidosis (signs include fast breathing, increased heartbeat, abnormal heartbeat, upset stomach, vomiting, feeling sleepy, tiredness, feeling dizzy, muscle pain, feeling cold)
General Information and Precautions
- Inform your physician if you have are allergic to the salt or any of the excipients present in the formulation.
- Inform your physician if you are allergic to similar drugs or to any other drugs in general. (Inform your doctor if you have any signs of allergic reaction like rash, itching, red-swollen skin, fever, trouble breathing, swollen face, etc.)
- Inform your physician if you are an alcoholic.
- Inform your physician if you have had a recent heart attack or a stroke.
- Inform your physician if you have kidney or liver disease.
- Inform your physician if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
- Inform your physician before you start taking another drug.
- Do not use the drug longer than you are asked to as there is a chance of second infection.
- Use the drug with caution if you are 65 years or older.
- Check your blood sugar regularly
- Check for the signs of low blood sugar.