MetPro helps to balance blood sugar levels and reduces the craving for sugar and combats issues regarding age-related insulin / glucose intolerance.
As directed by your physician, a typical dose is 1 tablet with each of the three main meals. Treatment usually begins at the lowest possible dosage (1 or 2 tablets per day), progressively increasing the dosage as necessary. The dosage should not surpass 3 grams of metformin per day. We recommend supplementing with vitamin B12 whilst using metformin.
Keep out of reach of children. Protect from heat, light and moisture. Not for use by pregnant or lactating women. Do not use after the expiration date. Always follow the advice of your health professional.
Do not take Met-Pro if you:
- Are allergic to metformin hydrochloride or to any of the ingredients in it.
- Have ketone bodies or sugar in your urine, (this may mean you have ketoacidosis) or diabetic precoma.
- Suffer from severe hepatic impairment.
- Suffer from severe renal impairment or conditions that could alter its functioning, such as dehydration, severe infection, shock, or are undergoing intravenous administration of iodinated contrast agents.
- Suffer from an acute or chronic disease such as: cardiac or respiratory failure, recent myocardial infarction and shock.
- Suffer from alcoholism.
- Are breast-feeding.
Take special care with Met-Pro:
- If you present symptoms such as: lack of appetite, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. These could be caused by the presence of a disease called lactic acidosis. If you suffer from any of these symptoms, consult your physician at once. He or she will tell you to have regular hepatic and renal function tests and blood analysis during treatment.
- If you have renal problems, your physician will recommend renal function tests several times yearly, and annually if it is in normal condition.
- If you are going to be treated with an iodinated contrast agent, since this will mean you will have to discontinue treatment with Met-Pro 48 hours prior to this contrast.
- If you are planning to undergo surgery, since treatment must be discontinued 48 hours previously.
- As with any treatment for diabetes, your blood glucose levels may be too low if you decrease your food intake and do not follow a regular meal timetable. Do not skip a single meal.
- If you are overweight, and follow a low-calorie diet.
- If your physician prescribes you insulin or sulphonylureas as well as Met-Pro, your blood glucose level is likely to decrease.
Take Met-Pro with food and drink:
Met-Pro should be taken with or immediately after meals, so as to reduce its gastrointestinal side effects. Never take it with alcohol.
Consult your physician or pharmacist before taking Met-Pro. Inform your physician if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant. In this case, your physician will indicate the adequate treatment for you.
Consult your physician or pharmacist before taking Met-Pro. Breast-feeding is contraindicated while taking Met-Pro.
Driving and operating machinery:
Treatment with Met-Pro as a single medication, (monotherapy) does not cause any lowering of blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia) and so does not affect your capacity to drive or operate machinery.
Nonetheless, patients who take metformin in combination with other medications for lowering blood glucose (e.g. sulphonylureas, insulin, replaglinide) may present hypoglycemia and hence should be particularly cautious when driving or operating dangerous machinery.
Your physician will adjust your dosage of Met-Pro, in accordance with your renal functioning, which must be monitored regularly.
Do not administer Met-Pro to children.
Taking other medications:
Inform your physician or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken other medications, including those sold over the counter. Met-Pro may interfere with other drugs, such as:
- Alcohol and medications that contain alcohol: Concomitant use with Met-Pro may produce lactic acidosis.
- Iodinated contrast agents: Concomitant use of substances employed for establishing diagnoses with Met-Pro may alter your renal function.
- Glucocorticoids (intravenous, intramuscular and external administration): Concomitant use of medications employed as immune-suppressants and anti-inflammatories with Met-Pro may increase glucose in the blood (hyperglycemia).
- Beta-2 agonists: Concomitant use with Met-Pro may increase the amount of glucose in the blood.
- Diuretics: Concomitant use of medications that increase the amount of urine with Met-Pro may increase glucose in the blood.
- Concomitant use of medications to reduce high blood pressure belonging to the ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor group and Met-Pro may decrease glucose levels in the blood.
- Anti-inflammatory agents for pain relief called NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and Met-Pro may alter your renal function.
This product and its statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
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