Glyciphage 500mg Strip Of 20 Tablets
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Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S is an antidiabetic medication that belongs to the class of biguanides.
Uses of Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S
Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S uses are for diabetes mellitus or type 2 diabetes. It is prescribed when lifestyle changes like dietary modifications are not properly able to control blood glucose levels.
Contraindications of Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S
- Heart failure.
- Type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Severe kidney disease.
- In people who consume alcohol in excess amounts.
- Severe infections, such as infection of the lung or kidney.
- Severe respiratory disease.
- Liver disease.
- Hypersensitivity (allergic reaction) to metformin.
Side effects of Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S
Most common Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S side effects are mild diarrhoea, loss of appetite, vomiting, nausea and stomachache. If you experience these symptoms, do not discontinue taking Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S as these symptoms go away in a few weeks. Other Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S side effects include skin reactions like hives and rashes, weight loss, altered taste sensations and reduced vitamin B12 levels along with a serious one like lactic acidosis.
Precautions and Warnings of Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S
Can I take Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S during pregnancy?
Oral antidiabetic medications like Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S is typically not prescribed to pregnant women. Your doctor might mostly prescribe insulin to you. Do not use Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S without your doctor's advise during pregnancy.
Can I take Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S while breastfeeding?
According to reports, Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S travels into mother's milk. Therefore, do no take Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S if you are breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S?
Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S along with other anti-diabetic medications might cause faintness, confusion and low blood sugar levels. Carry chocolate or juice along with you while driving, and consume them if you experience any of these symptoms.
Can I consume alcohol with Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S?
Alcohol can reduce your blood sugar levels and increase the risk of lactic acidosis. Therefore, avoid consuming alcohol in excess amounts while taking Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S.
Other General Warnings
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Mode of Action of Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S
How Does It Work?
In people who are diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, either the pancreas fails to produce insulin in adequate amounts or the body is unable to utilise the produced insulin appropriately, which causes the condition of insulin resistance. Due to these factors, glucose fails to enter body cells. Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S works by reducing the amount of glucose absorbed from the intestines and lowering the sugar created by the liver. Therefore, it facilitates the entry of sugar into blood cells.
Directions for Use of Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S
Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S dosage is advised with meals to reduce bowel-related side effects, which generally occur in the first few weeks. The whole tablet is to be taken with water. The tablet is not supposed to be chewed, crushed or broken.
Interactions of Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S
Interactions with other medicines
Cimetidine and furosemide increase Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S side effects. Phenothiazines, birth control pills, phenytoin, thyroid medicines, niacin, diuretics, steroids, blood pressure and other heart medications, diet pills increase blood sugar levels if taken along with Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S.
Interactions with food items
Long-term medication of Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S reduces vitamin B12 absorption. It has also been found to reduce red blood cell parameters.
Other general Interactions
The presence of some conditions like hypoxemia, anaemia, congestive heart failure, underactive adrenal glands, liver disease, diabetic ketoacidosis (ketones in blood), excessive use of alcohol, liver or kidney disease, metabolic acidosis (excess amounts of acid in the blood), fever, dehydration, a weak physical system and vitamin B 12 deficiency might affect Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S use.
Storage and disposal of Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S
The medicine needs to stored away from moisture and heat along with direct sunlight. Keep it from freezing conditions and store it at room temperature and out of children's reach. Expired medications are supposed to be discarded.
Dosage of Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S
Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S overdose is known to cause lactic acidosis. Symptoms of lactic acidosis are vomiting, stomach, muscle cramps and difficulty in breathing. Immediate medical attention is required for its overdose.
Missed a Dose
The missed dose is supposed to taken with food as it is recalled. If it is the time for your next dose, the missed dose needs to be skipped. Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S is not to be taken in excess to make up for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is it safe to take Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S with meals?
A: As Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S is likely to cause gastric symptoms in the first few weeks, it is advisable to take Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S with food.
Q: Should I consume specific foods while taking Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S?
A: It is advisable to follow a diabetic diet along with a proper exercising routine while taking Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S. Ask your doctor or dietician for tips.
Q: I am 8 weeks pregnant. Is it safe for me to use Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S?
A: Oral antidiabetic medications are generally not prescribed to pregnant women. In most cases, insulin is prescribed to pregnant women. Take Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S only under the guidance of your doctor.
Q: My tasting ability is affected. Can I still take Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S?
A: Change in tasting sensations is a common side effect of Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S. Do not discontinue or skip a dose of Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S unless advised by your physician.
Q: I am experiencing skin rashes and itching after using Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S. Can I use any topical application to reduce the rash and itch?
A: Itching and rashes are a common side effect of Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S. Ask your doctor about any topical application to use on the skin to reduce them. However, do not use products that might irritate the skin.
Q: Can I use Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S if I am diagnosed with a kidney infection?
A: Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S is contraindicated in people with severe infections. Inform your doctor about the infection. He might make changes in the prescription if needed.
Q: I use vitamin B12 supplements. Can I take Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S?
A: Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S dosage can reduce the absorption of vitamin B12 .Talk to your doctor about the supplements, other medications and your dietary pattern. He might make changes in the prescription if needed. You might be advised to do a routine vitamin B12 screening.
Q: I experience a sudden drop in my blood sugar levels. Is it due to Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S?
A: Glyciphage 500mg Tab 20'S generally does not cause hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar). However, when given with other antidiabetic medications, you might experience hypoglycaemia.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 03:26 PM (IST)
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