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Glyciphage 850mg Tablet
Glyciphage 850mg Tablet

Glyciphage 850mg Tablet

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Metformin(850.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification

Medical Description

Glyciphage 850mg Tab is an anti-diabetic medicine which belongs to the biguanide group of diabetic medications.

Uses of Glyciphage 850mg Tab

Glyciphage 850mg Tab uses include the treatment of non-insulin dependent diabetes or type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Contraindications of Glyciphage 850mg Tab

  • Serious respiratory disease
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Allergic reactions to metformin
  • Liver disease
  • Heart failure
  • People who consume alcohol in excess amounts
  • Severe kidney disease
  • Severe infection in the kidney or lung

Side effects of Glyciphage 850mg Tab

Common Glyciphage 850mg Tab side effects include weight loss, redness and rashes on the skin, change in taste, mild diarrhoea, loss of appetite, reduced vitamin B12 levels. A rare side effect of Glyciphage 850mg Tab is lactic acidosis. The symptoms of this condition are rapid breathing, nausea, muscle weakness and vomiting.
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Precautions and Warnings of Glyciphage 850mg Tab


Can I take Glyciphage 850mg Tab during pregnancy?
Typically, your doctor will not prescribe you Glyciphage 850mg Tab as oral anti-diabetic medications are not preferred to be used in pregnant women. Your doctor might advise you insulin instead. Take Glyciphage 850mg Tab only if prescribed by your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Glyciphage 850mg Tab while breast-feeding?
Glyciphage 850mg Tab passes into the mother's milk. Therefore, do not take Glyciphage 850mg Tab if you are a breast-feeding mother.


Can I drive if I have consumed Glyciphage 850mg Tab?
You might experience faintness and confusion as Glyciphage 850mg Tab along with other anti-diabetic medications might cause your blood sugar to fall. In such a case, carry some juice or chocolates to have them immediately once you experience these signs.


Can I consume alcohol with Glyciphage 850mg Tab?
Alcohol increases the risk of lactic acidosis. It also reduces blood sugar levels. Therefore, avoid consuming alcohol in excess amounts while taking Glyciphage 850mg Tab.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • If you have a condition that might cause dehydration in the body, such as diarrhoea and vomiting, stop taking Glyciphage 850mg Tab for a short time.
  • Glyciphage 850mg Tab when taken with other anti-diabetic medications might cause hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar).

Mode of Action of Glyciphage 850mg Tab

How Does It Work?

Glyciphage 850mg Tab works by reducing the amount of glucose absorbed from the intestine. It reduces the glucose levels in the bloodstream by facilitating glucose absorption by the cells of the body.

Directions for Use of Glyciphage 850mg Tab

Take the Glyciphage 850mg Tab tablet with a glass of water. Taking Glyciphage 850mg Tab with meals helps reduce bowel or stomach side effects that some people might experience during the first few weeks of treatment. Swallow the whole tablet without breaking, chewing or crushing it.
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Interactions of Glyciphage 850mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

Furosemide and cimetidine might increase the side effects of Glyciphage 850mg Tab. Some medicines like birth control pills, phenytoin, thyroid medicine, niacin, diet pills, diuretics, steroid medications, blood pressure medications and hormone replacement therapy medicines can increase blood sugar levels if taken with Glyciphage 850mg Tab.
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Interactions with food items

Glyciphage 850mg Tab composition affects vitamin B12 absorption when given as a long-term medication.

Other general Interactions

Some conditions like anaemia, dehydration, hypoxemia (reduced oxygen in the blood), diabetic ketoacidosis (ketones in the blood), liver disease, metabolic acidosis (excess acids in the blood), congestive heart failure, infections, sepsis, underactive pituitary or adrenal gland and a weakened physical condition might affect the use of Glyciphage 850mg Tab.
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Storage and disposal of Glyciphage 850mg Tab

Store the medicine away from direct light, moisture and heat. Prevent it from getting frozen and keep it at room temperature. Discard expired medicines.

Dosage of Glyciphage 850mg Tab


Typically a Glyciphage 850mg Tab overdose causes lactic acidosis. Symptoms of lactic acidosis are breathing issues, stomach ache, vomiting and muscle cramps. Contact your doctor immediately if you happen to take Glyciphage 850mg Tab in excess amounts.
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Missed a Dose

If you missed a dose, take it along with food as soon as you remember it. However, skip taking the Glyciphage 850mg Tab dosage if it is time for your next dose. Avoid taking an extra dose of Glyciphage 850mg Tab to compensate for the missed dose.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What happens if I skip a dose?

A: Hyperglycaemia or high blood sugar might occur if you skip a dose or do not take adequate doses of Glyciphage 850mg Tab.

Q: Can I take anti-inflammatory medications while taking Glyciphage 850mg Tab?

A: Long-term use of anti-inflammatory and pain killer medicines can damage the kidneys. Avoid using these medicines if you are diagnosed with diabetes.

Q: Are regular exercises necessary while following a Glyciphage 850mg Tab prescription?

A: Glyciphage 850mg Tab works best in people who exercise regularly and follow a healthy diet. Also, exercise can help reduce resistance to insulin.

Q: Do I need to carry Glyciphage 850mg Tab during travel?

A: Remember to carry the recent prescription of Glyciphage 850mg Tab and your medical history. Try to keep your meal times as close as possible to your regular meal times.

Q: Do I have to discontinue drinking alcohol?

A: Alcohol can cause severe low blood sugar. Discuss with your doctor about how much alcohol you can consume while taking Glyciphage 850mg Tab.

Q: Can I take birth control pills as usual while taking Glyciphage 850mg Tab?

A: Birth control pills can increase your blood sugar levels if taken along with Glyciphage 850mg Tab.

Q: I suspect of being pregnant. Can I still take Glyciphage 850mg Tab?

A: Oral anti-diabetic medications are generally not recommended for pregnant women. If you suspect of being pregnant, talk to your doctor about your Glyciphage 850mg Tab prescription.

Q: Do I continue taking Glyciphage 850mg Tab if I experience rashes after taking it?

A: Redness, hives and rashes on the skin are a common Glyciphage 850mg Tab side effect. Inform your doctor about these instances. The doctor might make changes in the prescription, if needed.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 08:12 PM (IST)
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