Bagomet - means for lowering blood sugar.
Pharmacological action Bagometa
Bagomet belongs to the biguanide.
The active substance of the drug - metformin - tend to slow down the absorption of glucose from the intestine, improve insulin sensitivity, without impacting on the production of insulin by the pancreas.
Release tablets Bagomet.
Bagomet of instructions can be assigned in the type 2 diabetes patients without ketoacidosis in case of diet therapy and treatment with sulfonylureas proved ineffective.
Dosing instructions for Bagometa
Bagomet of instructions taken after or during a meal.
Patients who are not taking insulin, must take two tablets (1d), two r / day during the first three days of treatment or on one tablet (500mg) three r / day. From 4 to 14 days of treatment is necessary to take two tablets three Bagometa p / day. On the fifteenth day after the analysis of blood and urine for glucose is corrected dose and the daily dose is 1-2g Bagometa.
Sustained-release tablets (850mg), take 2 p / day for 1st thing.
The maximum permitted daily dosage Bagometa - 3g.
If the patient receives a dose of insulin 40ED / day, the drug is prescribed in the same way, but insulin dosage gradually, one day, lower - 4-8 units. If the daily dose of insulin exceeds 40ED, Bagomet patient to take and adjust the insulin dose is desirable in a hospital under the supervision of a physician.
Side effects tablets Bagomet
Reviews Bagomet indicate that the drug causes vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, metallic taste in the mouth, anemia, appetite loss, hypoglycemia, rash, with prolonged use - an overabundance of vitamin B12.
In overdose Bagometa may develop lactic acidosis, symptoms of which - a decrease in body temperature, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, muscle aches and abdominal pain, shortness of breath, coma, impaired consciousness. If you experience these symptoms the patient is hospitalized, determine the level of lactate, hemodialysis and symptomatic therapy if necessary.
Bagomet of instructions can not be assigned in diabetic coma and precoma, ketoacidosis, severe renal dysfunction, with respiratory and heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, acute circulatory disorders of the brain, chronic alcoholism, serious injuries and after operations in the human liver, lactic acidosis, in t .ch. in the past, subject to low calorie diets (less than 1000 calories), hypersensitivity, during lactation, pregnancy.
Judging by the reviews, Bagomet can not be used for the treatment of elderly patients aged over 60 years, and those who work hard physically.
In combination with sulfonylureas can cause hypoglycemia Bagomet.
Effect Bagometa reduced when combined with oral contraceptives, corticosteroids, epinephrine, glucagon, diuretics "loop" and thiazide, preparations containing thyroid hormones, nicotinic acid derivatives and phenothiazine.
It enhances the action Bagometa when combined with acarbose, non-steroidal drugs, insulin, MAO inhibitors, and ACE, oxytetracycline, clofibrate derivatives, beta-blockers, cyclophosphamide.