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Glyciphage Sr 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Glyciphage Sr 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Glyciphage Sr 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Glyciphage Sr 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Glyciphage Sr 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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Medical Description

The main ingredient in the composition of Glyciphage Sr 500mg Tab 10'S is metformin. This medicine is used for treating diabetes mellitus.

Uses of Glyciphage Sr 500mg Tab 10'S

  • Type 2 diabetes

Contraindications of Glyciphage Sr 500mg Tab 10'S

  • Severe kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Overconsumption of alcohol
  • Allergic reactions to the medicine
  • Severe kidney or lung infection
  • Heart failure
  • Severe respiratory disorders

Side effects of Glyciphage Sr 500mg Tab 10'S

  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach ache
  • Mild diarrhoea

Precautions and Warnings of Glyciphage Sr 500mg Tab 10'S


Can I take Glyciphage Sr 500mg Tab 10'S during pregnancy?
In pregnancy, insulin is always prescribed over oral antidiabetic medications. Never use this medicine during pregnancy without your doctor's permission.

Breast Feeding

Can I take the tablet while breastfeeding?
It tends to pass to the child from the mother's milk; hence, it is not recommended.


Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
The blood sugar levels may drop when you take the medicine; this may make driving difficult. Always take extra care while driving and carry sweet juice or a chocolate bar if symptoms like weakness, confusion, sweating are seen.


Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Overconsumption of alcohol should be strictly avoided. Alcohol tends to increase blood sugar levels.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You see the side effects of the medicine such as severe vomiting and diarrhoea
  • You have a history of renal disease

Mode of Action of Glyciphage Sr 500mg Tab 10'S

How Does It Work?

The free-flowing glucose in the blood enters the cell with the help of insulin. In type 2 diabetes, the insulin produced by the body is not utilized properly, or the body fails to make sufficient insulin, due to which glucose cannot enter the cells. Glyciphage Sr 500mg Tab 10'S reduces glucose absorption from the intestine, and therefore, is used for lowering the sugar levels created in the liver and acts by facilitating glucose into the cells.
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Directions for Use of Glyciphage Sr 500mg Tab 10'S

The dosage of Glyciphage Sr 500mg Tab 10'S changes depending on the clinical condition of the patient. It is advised to take the medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor.

Interactions of Glyciphage Sr 500mg Tab 10'S

Interactions with other medicines

  • Phenytoin
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Hormonal replacement therapies
  • Heart/blood pressure medicines
  • Thyroid medicine
  • Steroids such as prednisone, methylprednisolone
  • Phenothiazines
  • Long-term use of NSAIDs/ibuprofen can damage the kidneys

Interactions with food items

This medication reduces the absorption of vitamin b12 injections; hence, a regular check-up of serum vitamin b12 levels and red blood cell parameters is recommended.

Storage and disposal of Glyciphage Sr 500mg Tab 10'S

  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Protect from direct light and moisture
  • Do not crush or chew the tablet

Dosage of Glyciphage Sr 500mg Tab 10'S


In case of overdose, lactic acidosis may occur; the symptoms of lactic acidosis include vomiting, stomach ache and difficulty in breathing. Call your doctor immediately if these symptoms are observed.

Missed a Dose

The missed dose has to be taken as soon as you remember. Do not take the missed dose if it is time for the next dose. Never try to double-up your dose to make up for the missed one.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can all patients with type 2 diabetes take this tablet?

A: The main disadvantage of this medicine is lactic acidosis, so one should always consult the doctor before taking it. Also, patients with kidney and liver problems are often advised not to take this medicine.

Q: What lifestyle should I adopt while taking this medicine?

A: For best results, complement your treatment with the tablet with a strict diet and exercise.
A: What is lactic acidosis?
A: The build-up of lactic acid in the blood is referred to as lactic acidosis. Its symptoms include muscle pain, stomach ache, feeling dizzy and cold, and difficulty breathing.
A: Can young diabetic patients take this medicine?
A: Clinical trials have proved the medicine safe for young adults.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 03:27 PM (IST)
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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