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Brand name: Metformin XR 1000 (Apo) TM

Active ingredients: metformin

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has a recall notice on this product.

Metformin XR 1000 (Apo) tablets

Recall Action Commencement Date: 19 January 2018

Batch No: E16539

Reason/Issue: There is a possibility of a small section of white plastic (likely from a cable tie/zip tie) being embedded in any given tablet from this batch. This issue may or may not be visible to users given this contamination is in the form of a segment of white plastic within a large sized white tablet. The health risk associated with this issue is the possibility of choking or perforation of the GI tract upon consumption.

Further information on this recall can be found at http://apps.tga.gov.au/PROD/SARA/arn-detail.aspx?k=RC-2018-RN-00042-1

What it is used for

Treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults, particularly in overweight patients, when dietary management and exercise alone does not result in adequate glycaemic control. Metformin modified release tablets may be used as monotherapy or in combination with other oral antidiabetic agents, or with insulin.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Store in Original Container
  • Lifetime is 36 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White, capsule shaped uncoated tablet with XR 1000 on one side and a plain on the other side.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient metformin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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