Typically, advantages of pharmaceutical product Metermine are more important than potential risk of side effects. Therefore, Metermine is approved in Australia and is considered safe anti-obesity drug.

Despite the proven clinical safety, any patient taking Metermine capsules can experience side effects.

Unfortunately, there is no way to know for sure that Metermine 15mg, 30mg or 40mg capsules will cause adverse reactions.

Side effects may occur at the beginning, in the middle or at the end of pharmacological treatment of overweight or obesity. Their occurrence may depend on a daily dose, age, gender, individual tolerance, health problems and other factors.

What side effects may occur?

Like most anti-obesity drugs, Metermine is taken orally on a regular basis. Therefore, during Metermine use, some of the most common adverse reactions are gastrointestinal, such as abdominal pain, unpleasant taste, nausea, constipation, dry mouth, diarrhea or vomiting.

Another common set of potential Metermine side effects is associated with its mechanism of action. Metermine stimulates the nervous system, suppresses appetite and increases blood pressure.

During Metermine use, the CNS and cardiovascular side effects include nervousness, dizziness, sleep disorders, headache, anxiety, tremor, tachycardia, heart pain or heart palpitation.

Other adverse reactions of Metermine are development of pulmonary arterial hypertension, urinary disorders, facial swelling, changes in libido, impotence, or rash. If this anti-obesity drug is taken for a long time, withdrawal symptoms, tolerance or dependence may occur.

Duration and severity of side effects

It is not known in advance whether Metermine capsules will cause adverse reactions or not. However, in terms of duration and severity, side effects are often predictable.

Most side effects of Metermine cause inconvenience, discomfort and are insignificant. Some body reactions to Metermine, such as diarrhea, can be very unpleasant.

Noxious response to the drug can be seen at the beginning, in the middle, at the end of treatment or after changing a daily dose. Unfavorable response may occur even after cessation of pharmacological treatment of obesity, for example, tolerance or withdrawal symptoms.

Side effects can be sudden and severe at once, for example allergic reaction. Reactions can be initially mild and develop over time, for example abdominal pain.

However, most side effects of Metermine are mild or moderate and disappear on their own after a short time. If they persist or progress, take measures to remove them.

What actions should be taken if side effects occur?

If you experience any side effects, it is best to consult the treating doctor.

He will be able to weigh benefit of further use of Metermine and availability of adverse effects.
Decrease in the daily dose is the main method of struggle against side effects.

However, it is quite possible that intake of low or average doses of Metermine will no longer provide the needed therapeutic effect.

Some side effects can be avoided without changing the daily dose of Metermine:

  • Vomiting or nausea – use of antiemetics
  • Constipation – increase of fiber and water consumption
  • Diarrhea – increase of water consumption avoiding coffee and alcohol

It is important to know that reliable ways to remove side effects exist.
If taken measures do not give result, it will be needed to stop using the drug, to switch to another anti-obesity drug or change the dose.