Metchek (Metformin Hydrochloride)
What is Metchek (Metformin Hydrochloride) used for?
Metformin is an oral anti-diabetic medication. It is most often used to treat type II diabetes, but can also be used to treat insulin-dependent diabetes in patients who are overweight.
How should I use Metchek (Metformin Hydrochloride)?
Most people will achieve diabetic control on a dosage of 500mg once or twice a day. The maximum recommended dosage is 100mg three times a day. It is best to take the lowest possible dosage at which hyperglycaemia can be controlled.
Metformin will be taken in combination therapy with insulin and/or sulphonylurea.
What are the side effects of Metchek (Metformin Hydrochloride)?
If you develop and allergic reaction to Metformin (hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat) contact a doctor.
Metformin can cause a potentially fatal condition known as lactic acidosis. If you notice any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor immediately:
Serious side effects that will need medical advice include:
Less serious metformin side effects you may notice may include:
Metchek should be used with caution in cases of:
Use of metformin by pregnant women or nursing mothers is not recommended unless specifically advised by a doctor.