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Kelzem-SR Forte

Classification:- Rx Prescription
Dosage Form:- Tablet
Generic Name:- Metformin HCL 1000 mg SR + Sitagliptin 50mg
Manufactured By:- National Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.


Kelzem-SR  Forte is the combination of Metformin 1000 mg Sustained Release and Sitagliptin 50 mg Bilayered Tablets used for the reduction of high blood glucose levels. It helps to prevent serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage and blindness and may reduce your chance of having a heart attack or stroke.


Metformin HCL 1000 mg SR + Sitagliptin 50mg 

Therapeutic Class

Antidiabetics ( Biguanides + DPP-4 enzyme inhibitor)


Dose and Direction of Use

Once daily administration with a meal preferably in the evening. The tablet must be swallowed whole and not crushed or chewed

Mode of Action


- Decreases hepatic glucose production; decreases GI glucose absorption; increases target cell insulin sensitivity.


Sitagliptin selectively blocks DPP-4 enzyme which is responsible for inactivation of incretins like GLP-1 & GIP.
This results in glucose dependent stimulation of insulin and decrease in glucagon release.Thus decreases HbA1C, fasting and post prandial glucose level.gliptin selectively blocks DPP-4 enzyme which is responsible for inactivation of incretins like GLP-1 & GIP.


  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Side Effects

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Upset stomach
  • Headache

Most of the side effects don't require medical attention and disappear once body gets adjusted to it. But, consult with your doctor if you are worried or the side effects persists



Don't use this medicine if you have:

  • Hypersensitivity to Metformin, Sitagliptin or any other component of this product.
  • Severe renal impairment (GFR <30ml/min)
  • Diabetic  ketoacidosis

Precautions and Warning

  • Consult with your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding woman before taking this medicine to understand the risk and benefit ratio.
  • Talk to your doctor about past medical history like kidney problem or pancreatitis before taking this medicine
  • Don't double the dose for the missed one.
  • Chances of weight gain and low blood sugar are lesser as compared to other diabetes medicines. 
  • You should take this medicine as prescribed by the doctor along with proper diet plan and exercise.
  • Pack a biscuit or chocolate incase you feel dizzy due to low sugar level.

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