A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
This information is for Glumetza 1000 mg and Glumetza 500mg. You must take the medicine just the way it has been prescribed by your doctor. You may also follow the directions provided on the description label. The dosage of Glumetza will be decided on the basis of both efficiency and tolerability.
Glumetza should be consumed once every day with the evening meal and a glass of water. Glumetza 1000 mg and Glumetza 500mg tablets should be swallowed entirely; do not crush or chew them.
In case of a missed dose, you may take the tablet as soon as you remember but if it is almost time for your next tablet, you must skip it. Don’t take extra medicine as it may lead to overdose.
Each tablet of Glumetza Metformin Extended Release contains:
Before starting this medication, you must consult your doctor first. Get emergency help if you experience any of the adverse reactions listed above. Glumetza Metformin can cause lactic acidosis that can be deadly. Seek medical help if you observe even slightest of indications of lactic acidosis that are:
Glumetza Metformin can cause an unwanted response. Side effects can be mild or harsh, momentary or permanent and include: