Cetapin XR 500mg (Metformin Hydrochloride) - 500mg (150 Tablets)
Cetapin XR 500mg (Metformin Hydrochloride) is prescribed for patients with
insulin-independent type of diabetes mellitus for the lowering blood glucose
level and prevention of complications diabetes mellitus.
Cetapin XR 500mg (Metformin Hydrochloride) lowers hyperglycemia due to three
main mechanisms of action:
inhibits glycogenesis and liver glycogenolysis, reducing the production of
glucose by the body
improves the sensitivity of peripheral tissues to insulin, and thus improves
the capture and utilization of glucose
reduces intestinal absorption of glucose.
Cetapin XR 500mg (Metformin Hydrochloride) also affects glycogen synthase and
stimulates intracellular glycogen synthesis.
Metformin has a positive effect on the lipid balance - it reduces the amount
of triglycerides and low density lipoprotein.
Metformin does not increase the level of insulin.
Dosage and Administration
Always follow your doctor`s instructions when Cetapin XR 500mg (Metformin
Hydrochloride) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment.
The dosage is prescribed by the doctor individually for each patient. It
depends on many factors, for example functioning of the kidneys, severity of
Usually, Cetapin XR 500mg (Metformin Hydrochloride) is prescribed as a
starting therapy in the dosage of 1 tablet 2-3 times a day during or after a
10-15 days after the start of treatment, it is necessary to adjust the dose
according to the results of the blood glucose level.
The use of Cetapin XR 500mg (Metformin Hydrochloride) may cause side effects
in some patients including:
loss of appetite,
metallic taste in the mouth,
With prolonged use of Cetapin XR 500mg (Metformin Hydrochloride), the
absorption of vitamin B12 may decrease and, accordingly, the lowering of its
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious or worrying
During treatment with Cetapin XR 500mg (Metformin Hydrochloride), alcohol,
alcohol-based drugs and iodine-containing X-ray contrast media should be
avoided as it increases the risk of lactic acidosis