What You Should Know
Exermet is a prescription medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. The drug is commonly prescribed to overweight and obese diabetics because it can cause weight loss with regular use. Dieters cannot take Exermet unless they have been diagnosed with diabetes. The medication comes with a long list of potential side effects and possible drug interactions, which could cause more harm than good. As is the case with all prescription medications, especially those prescribed for diabetes, patients should always take medications as prescribed and make any potential side effects known to the prescribing physician.
List of Ingredients
- Generic Metformin.
Exermet is a prescription medication currently available to treat type 2 diabetes. The medication is known to cause weight loss, so overweight and obese patients are often prescribed the medication with the hopes of reducing weight while keeping diabetes under control.
Common side effects reported by diabetic on Exermet include gas, nausea, loss of appetite and weight gain. We were slightly confused by weight gain being a possible side effect as Exermet is supposed to cause weight loss via reduced appetite.
Some of the potential side effects associated with Exermet include fatigue, reduced heart rate, pain in muscles and abdomen and fainting. These symptoms are associated with a life-threatening condition caused by Exermet and may not be experienced by all patients. Patients should not drink alcohol while taking the medication. Diabetics suffering from liver disease, heart failure, alcoholism or those prone to lactic acidosis should not take Exermet.
Exermet cannot be prescribed off –label for weight loss as only patients with diabetes can take the drug. Lactic acidosis can result if you do not have diabetes. Lactic acidosis can cause death.
- Exermet may help overweight or obese diabetics lose weight.
- The drug is approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, often caused by excessive weight.
- There are many potential side effects associated with the drug.
- Patients taking other prescription medications like Tagamet should not take Exermet.
- Epinephrine can cause hypoglycemia, thus patients with severe allergic reactions should not take the drug.
Exermet may reduce appetite, leading to weight loss in overweight or obese diabetics. This prescription medication is NOT safe for off-label use as a weight loss medication, unless the patient is also diabetic. There is the potential for weight gain while taking Exermet, which could cause the opposite effect doctors are striving for.