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Apo-Metformin

Active Ingredients:Contains the active ingredient, metformin (met-FOR-min) hydrochloride

For a copy of a large print leaflet, Ph: 1800 195 055

What is in this leaflet

Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine.

This leaflet answers some common questions about metformin. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor, pharmacist or diabetes educator.

The information in this leaflet was last updated on the date listed on the last page. More recent information on this medicine may be available.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist:

  • if there is anything you do not understand in this leaflet,
  • if you are worried about taking your medicine, or
  • to obtain the most up-to-date information.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you using this medicine against the benefits they expected it will have for you.

Pharmaceutical companies cannot give you medical advice or an individual diagnosis.

Keep this leaflet with your medicine. You may need to read it again.

Product description

What APO-Metformin 500, 850 or 1000 looks like

500 mg tablets:

  1. White coloured, film-coated biconvex capsule shaped tablet with central break-line on one side and '500' embossed on the other side.
    They are packaged in a blister pack of 100 tablets.
  2. White to off-white, round, biconvex, film-coated tablet, scored and engraved "M" over European bisect "500" on one side. Plain on the other side.

They are packaged in a blister pack of 100 tablets.

850 mg tablets:

  1. White coloured, film-coated, round biconvex tablets plain on one side and '850' embossed on the other side.
    They are packaged in a blister pack of 60 tablets.
  2. White to off-white, capsule shaped, biconvex, film-coated tablet, engraved "APO 850" on one side and plain on the other side.

They are packaged in a blister pack of 60 tablets.

1000 mg tablets:

White, film-coated, capsule-shaped, biconvex tablet, plain on one side and a breakline on the other.

They are packed in a blister pack of 10, 30, 60 and 90 tablets.

Ingredients

Each tablet contains 500 mg, 850 mg or 1000 mg of metformin hydrochloride as the active ingredient.

It also contains the following inactive ingredients:

  • hypromellose
  • macrogol 8000
  • magnesium stearate
  • povidone
  • propylene glycol
  • silica - colloidal anhydrous
  • sodium starch glycollate
  • starch - maize
  • talc- purified
  • colloidal anhydrous silica
  • titanium dioxide.

This medicine is gluten-free, lactose- free, sucrose-free, tartrazine-free and free of other azo dyes.

Australian Registration Numbers

APO-Metformin 500 tablets (blister pack): AUST R 174815.

APO-Metformin 850 tablets (blister pack): AUST R 174816.

APO-Metformin 1000 tablets (blister pack): AUST R 176509.

Sponsor

Apotex Pty Ltd

66 Waterloo Road

North Ryde NSW 2113

Australia

Apotex Pty Ltd is the licensee of the registered trade marks APO and APOTEX from the registered proprietor, Apotex Inc.

This leaflet was prepared in:

September 2010.

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