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Diabetes type 2 and having long term medicine

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: October 19, 2020 9:00 AM
Anonymous 43 days

I am man 35 with diabetes type 2. Taking 1 tablet jardiance dua 12.mg/850mg in morning, 1 tablet metformin 850mg in night.

What is the different between metformin 850mg and Metformin Stada 850mg?

Dr Sri Viknarajan 43 days
General Practitioner


For your information, as both works to prevent high blood sugar level. Both Metformin 850mg and Metformin Stada 850mg are the same and should be taken with food.

Metformin STADA is used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes (also called ‘non-insulin dependent diabetes’) when diet and exercise alone have not been enough to control your blood glucose levels. It is used particularly in overweight patients.

Adults can take Metformin STADA on its own or together with other medicines to treat diabetes (medicines taken by mouth or insulin).

DO NOT take Metformin STADA

 if you are allergic to metformin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in


section 6)

  •  if you have severely reduced kidney function
  •  if you have liver problems
  •  if you have uncontrolled diabetes, with, for example, severe hyperglycaemia (high bloodglucose), nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, rapid weight loss, lactic acidosis (see “Risk of lactic acidosis” below) or ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis is a condition in which substances called ‘ketone bodies’ accumulate in the blood and which can lead to diabetic pre-coma. Symptoms include stomach pain, fast and deep breathing, sleepiness or your breath developing an unusual fruity smell.
  •  if you lost too much water from your body (dehydration), such as due to long-lasting or severe diarrhoea, or if you have vomited several times in a row. Dehydration may lead to kidney problems, which can put you at risk for lactic acidosis (see ‘Warnings and precautions’ below).
  •  if you have a severe infection, such as an infection affecting your lung or bronchial system or your kidney. Severe infections may lead to kidney problems, which can put you at risk for lactic acidosis (see ‘Warnings and precautions’ below).
  •  if you are treated for heart failure or have recently had a heart attack, have severe problems with your circulation or have breathing difficulties. This may lead to a lack in oxygen supply to tissue which can put you at risk for lactic acidosis (see ‘Warnings and precautions’ below)
  •  if you drink a lot of alcoholIf any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor, before you start taking this medicine.

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Last Updated: Mon Oct 19 2020 09:00:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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