White round shaped pill with A 12 marking is an antidiabetic medicine having metformin hydrochloride 500 mg as an active ingredient.
A 12 pill is used in the management of Type 2 diabetes mellitus, it improves insulin sensitivity and inhibit glucose production.
|Pill Name||A 12 Pill|
About A 12 Pill
- A 12 pill lowers your blood sugar levels by improving the insulin sensitivity and inhibiting glucose production in liver.
- A 12 pill used to treat or prevent type 2 diabetes.
- It is advised to take a 12 pill with meal to reduce the side effects.
- A 12 pill does not cause weight gain, unlike some other diabetes medicines.
|Active Ingredient||Metformin Hydrochloride|
|Pregnancy Category||Pregnancy Category B|
Dosage A 12 Pill
It is advised to take a 12 pill with a meal to reduce the side effects. Swallow you’re a 12 pill whole with a glass of water. Do not chew them.
The maximum daily dose is 2,000mg a day (for example, 4 x 500mg tablets).
Follow the direction given by the doctor and pharmacist to avoid any complications.
Will my doctor change dose of a 12 pill?
Your doctor will check your blood sugar levels frequently and may change your dose of a 12 pill if necessary.
If you find you cannot tolerate the side effects of a 12 pill, your doctor may suggest switching to another pill.
What if I forget to take a 12 pill?
If you miss a dose of a 12 pill, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it’s almost time for next dose then you should skip the missed dose and take next dose as normal dose.
If you often forget doses, then you should take a 12 pill at same time of the day & it may help to set an alarm to remind you.
What happens in case of overdose of a 12 pill?
An overdose of a 12 pill can cause serious health problems. The symptoms are severe and quick to appear.
Side effects of a 12 pill
Like all medicines, a 12 pill can cause side effects, although not everyone get them.
Common side effects of a 12 pill
Common side effects happen in more than 1 in 100 people. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if these side effects bother you or do not go away after 1 week:
- feeling sick (nausea)
- being sick (vomiting) or diarrhoea
- stomach ache
- loss of appetite
- abdominal distention,
- abnormal stools,
Drug interaction of a 12 pill
Drug interaction may changes the way your drug works and may exhibit undesired side effects.
Following is the list of drugs which interact with a 12 pill:
FAQ of A 12 Pill
- How does a 12 pill works?
A 12 pill is antihyperglycaemic agent, it decreases hepatic glucose production by inhibiting gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis, delays intestinal glucose absorption, and improves insulin sensitivity by enhancing peripheral glucose uptake and utilisation.
- How to store a 12 pill?
Store a 12 pill in air tight container that it comes with it. Keep it away from the direct light and out of reach of children’s.
- What drugs and food should I avoid while taking a 12 pill?
Food and drug may affect the way your medicine works and it may alter its action.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicines for pain, fever, swelling, or symptoms of the cold / flu.
It is advised to not to drink alcohol while taking a 12 pill.
- How to take a 12 pill?
Use a 12 pill exactly as directed by the doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Take a 12 pill after food to avoid gastric side effects.
Swallow a 12 pill whole with water and do not chew or break the pill.
- After taking a 12 pill when will I feel better?
After oral administration a 12 pill orally, it starts its action 20 – 30 minutes.
For long duration of course, you'll need to take a 12 pill regularly for up to 3 weeks for it to work properly.
- Will a 12 pill affect my fertility?
Occasional use of a 12 pill for pain relief, such as a bodyache, is unlikely to affect your fertility.
However, it's best not to take a 12 pill, if you're trying for a baby. In this case paracetamol is a better option.
- Can I take a 12 pill for longer time?
Do not take a 12 pill for more than 10 days unless it is recommended by the doctor.
It is safe to take a 12 pill regularly for many years if your doctor prescribes it and as long as you do not take more than the recommended dose.
- Does a 12 pill cause stomach ulcers?
Yes, a 12 pill may cause stomach ulcers if you take a 12 pill for longer time.
If you are more prone to stomach ulcers then you should ask your doctor to prescribe antacid to cope up with stomach ulcers.
- Is it safe to drink alcohol with a 12 pill?
It is generally safe to drink alcohol while taking a 12 pill, but if you are taking a 12 pill orally, drinking too much alcohol can upset your stomach.
- Is it safe to take a 12 pill by breastfeeding women’s?
Yes it is safe to consume a 12 pill while breastfeeding. However, it is recommended to take doctor’s advice before using it.
- What to do to cope up with side effects of a 12 pill?
Make sure you rest and drink plenty of water,
Avoid alcoholic beverages,
Do not eat spicy meals,
Try not to eat foods that cause stomach gas,
If you get frequent indigestion stop taking a 12 pill and see your doctor as soon as possible.