Why it’s used
Panfor SR Tablet is a prescription medicine that is used to reduce the high blood sugar level due to improper production or use of insulin in the body (also called, type 2 diabetes mellitus). It works by lowering the amount of glucose in the body. It also increases the response of the body to insulin.
Panfor SR Tablet may also be used along with other medicines in the treatment of certain conditions as recommended by the doctor. It is used with sulphonylureas to lower the total cholesterol levels in the blood and may increase the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia).
When not to use
Panfor SR belongs to the Anti-Diabetic class of medicines. Anti-diabetic drugs are a class of medicines used to treat diabetesmellitus. It control diabetes by lowering the sugar level in the blood. Antidiabetic drugs include insulin and the oralhypoglycemic agents.
How to use
Follow directions on the product label, information guide, and provided by your doctor before using Panfor SR. Consume thismedicine as per your doctor’s instructions.
Panfor SR is consumed with food. This medicine should be taken with meals two or three times a day. Panfor SR is consumed usually in the evening.
The typical adult dose of Panfor SR is initial dose of 850 mg once a day or 500 mg twice a day with food (not more than 2550 mg in a day). The typical dose for children is initial dose of 500 mg twice a day (not more than 2000 mg in children 10-16 years). The maximum dose for adults of Panfor SR is 2550 mg per day. There are no known habit-forming tendencies with this medicine.
Panfor SR is to be used for longer periods of time. You should continue to use this medicine as directed by the doctor even if you feel well.
To decrease the possibility of side-effects, you might be recommended to use the extended-release form of this medicine by your doctor. The extended-release medicine helps in maintaining a steady level of the medicine in your body for a longer period of time. Do not crush or chew the medicine, unless indicated on the package or by your doctor.
Talk to Your Doctor
Tell your doctor if you develop new symptoms. If you have any kidney disease, dosage will usually be adjusted according to the functioning of kidney parameter (glomerular filtration rate).
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