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Bigmet

Generic Name: Metformin Hydrochloride
Manufacturer: Renata Ltd.

It is used in the management of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), Metformin is the drug of first choice in obese (over weight) patients in whom strict dieting has failed to control diabetes.

Side Effects

Anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (usually transient), lactic acidosis (withdraw treatment), decreased vitamin B12 absorption.

Precautions

In case of trauma, surgery, febrile and infectious illness it may be necessary to stop treatment, substituting it with the temporary administration of insulin in order to control the diabetes adequately.

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