Gluformin Metformin Hydrochloride Tablet

Gluformin® Brand of Metformin Hydrochloride

Composition, Indications, Dosage, Side effects, Contraindication, Interaction, Presentation and Manufacturer of Gluformin Tablet Medicine for Diabetes.



Each tablet contains: Metformin hydrochloride 500mg BP



Gluformin is indicated in:

-Diet-failed, maturity onset or Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM), especially if overweight;

(a) alone as initial therapy

(b) combination therapy with a sulphonylurea.

-Adjuvant therapy in Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM), especially if overweight.



1.5g – 3g a day in three divided doses i.e. 1 or 2 tablets three times daily.

It is important that Gluformin should be taken with, or just after a meal.


Side Effects

Side effect of Metformin include diarrhoea, abdominal discomfort, nausea, metallic taste, and anorexia. These are usually minimized by increasing the dosage of the drug slowly and taking with meals. Absorption of Vitamin B12 may be impaired.



Gluformin is contraindicated in the following conditions, Diabetic coma, and ketoacidosis, impaired renal or hepatic functions, heart failure, alcoholism, or other conditions likely to predispose to lactic acidosis. Insulin is preferred for the treatment of pregnant patients.



May interact with other compounds, notably Cimetidine.



Tablet in pack of 10 x 10.


Manufactured by

Nigerian-German Chemicals Plc

Km 38, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway,

Otta, Ogun State, Nigeria.

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