Siofor - a glucose-lowering drug, which is intended for the treatment of diabetes type.
Siofor analogues are the following drugs:
Pharmacological action Siofor
Siofor - a hypoglycemic drug, which includes metformin hydrochloride. This material reduces the level of glucose contained in the blood. When using Siofor has a stimulating effect on lipid metabolism. The drug reduces the concentration of cholesterol and decreases body weight and stabilizes it. In the opinion of Siofor it has a positive effect on blood clotting.
Siofor available in tablets of white color, which have a circular or oblong shape. In the audio pack 60 tablets.
According to the instructions Siofor intended for the treatment of diabetes of the second type. Recommended for use in the treatment of patients with overweight. The drug is often used in cases where the treatment of diabetes through diet and exercise has been ineffective. In the opinion of Siofor often used to prevent weight gain, and metabolic patients suffering from diabetes. Siofor reduces insulin levels, which is contained in the blood. This drug can be administered as both main and auxiliary drug in combination with other medicines.
Siofor not recommended under the following conditions:
- diabetic coma;
- diabetic foot syndrome;
- diseases of the cardiovascular system;
- Diabetes type;
- heart failure;
- myocardial infarction;
- infectious diseases;
- abnormal liver function, and kidney;
- lactic acidosis (including history);
- surgery and trauma.
According to the instructions Siofor should not be used in case of hypersensitivity to any component of the drug, as well as children who have not attained the age of 16. Treatment of patients older than 65 years with the help of Siofor should be especially cautious.
Instructions for use Siofor
Dose, which depends on the level of glucose in the blood, a physician sets. Treatment with Siofor should be a gradual increase in dose. Start at 0, 5 g per day, for a week to increase the dose to 1, 5 g per day.
According to the instructions, the maximum daily dose of 3 g Siofor
Tablets are taken during a meal, not chewing and drinking plenty of fluids.
If the dose of medicament is more than one tablet per day, it should be divided into 2-3 doses.
The duration of treatment with this drug is determined by the doctor.
When treating Siofor may be diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, anorexia, metallic taste in the mouth.
Please be aware that the gradual increase in the daily dose of the drug, the side effects are not pronounced. If this happens, the cessation of treatment is required.
Application Siofor during pregnancy
Application Siofor during pregnancy and while breast-feeding, as its components may adversely affect fetal development.