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Glyciphage Sr 850mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Glyciphage Sr 850mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Glyciphage Sr 850mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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Metformin(850.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification

Medical Description

Glyciphage Sr 850mg Tab 10'S is an antidiabetic medicine containing metformin as its primary ingredient and is used for treating type 2 diabetes.

Uses of Glyciphage Sr 850mg Tab 10'S

  • Type 2 diabetes

Contraindications of Glyciphage Sr 850mg Tab 10'S

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Allergic reaction to the medicine
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Heart disease
  • Severe infections
  • Heavy alcohol consumption

Side effects of Glyciphage Sr 850mg Tab 10'S

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Breathing problems
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low levels of vitamin B12

Precautions and Warnings of Glyciphage Sr 850mg Tab 10'S


Can I take Glyciphage Sr 850mg Tab 10'S during pregnancy?
This medicine is not generally prescribed for pregnant women. Discuss insulin therapy with your doctor to understand if there are safer alternatives.

Breast Feeding

Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women as it can pass into the milk produced and harm the baby.


Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
Do not drive if you experience side effects like dizziness or drowsiness. Eat or drink something with sugar content if you experience symptoms such as faintness, confusion and increased sweating. These are symptoms of low blood sugar.


Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
It is best to avoid alcohol while taking this medicine. Drinking alcohol while on the medication can harm the liver. Alcohol is also likely to result in low blood sugar levels.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are taking a diuretic
  • You are suffering from severe liver conditions

Mode of Action of Glyciphage Sr 850mg Tab 10'S

How Does It Work?

In certain cases of type 2 diabetes, the pancreas does not produce enough insulin to facilitate the entry of glucose from the bloodstream to the cells. The generic medicine in the composition of Glyciphage Sr 850mg Tab 10'S acts by decreasing the amount of glucose absorbed from the intestine, lowering the amount of sugar created by the liver and facilitating the entry of glucose into the cells.
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Directions for Use of Glyciphage Sr 850mg Tab 10'S

The dosage of Glyciphage Sr 850mg Tab 10'S should be as prescribed by the doctor. Generally, the patient is directed to take the medicine with a meal.

Interactions of Glyciphage Sr 850mg Tab 10'S

Interactions with other medicines

  • Phenytoin
  • Birth control pills and hormone-replacement therapy
  • Diet pills
  • Medicines used to treat asthma, colds or allergies
  • Diuretics
  • Heart or blood pressure medications
  • Niacin 
  • Phenothiazines
  • Steroids (prednisone, methylprednisolone, dexamethasone and others) 
  • Thyroid medicine
  • Furosemide
  • Cimetidine

Interactions with food items

No known interactions with any food products.

Other general Interactions

  • It is dangerous to take the medicine when one has a condition that causes dehydration (significant loss of body fluids) such as severe vomiting and diarrhoea
  • The medicine can cause a serious condition called lactic acidosis in patients with factors such as uncontrolled diabetes, serious infections, prolonged fasting, alcohol intake, dehydration, liver problems and any severe heart conditions
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Storage and disposal of Glyciphage Sr 850mg Tab 10'S

The medicine is to be stored at room temperature, in a place where it does not comes into contact with moisture or direct sunlight.

Dosage of Glyciphage Sr 850mg Tab 10'S


If an individual is suspected to have overdosed on the medicine, they must be taken to emergency care as soon as possible. Overdose can result in hypoglycemia. The person may suffer from vomiting, stomach ache, muscle cramps and difficulty in breathing.
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Missed a Dose

A missed dose should be made up at the earliest. However, if it is time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your dosing schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can a prescription of this medicine be replaced with a prescription of gliclazide?

A: Both medicines are used to treat type 2 diabetes. However, they have different action mechanisms. Consult your doctor before switching.

Q: What are the complications of taking contraceptives while on a prescription of this medicine?

A: Contraceptives result in fluctuating or irregular blood sugar levels, which can cause difficulties for a diabetic person. Consult your doctor to understand more.

Q: Is ibuprofen safe to take while on a prescription of this tablet?

A: Taking this tablet with ibuprofen and other painkillers over a prolonged period can damage your kidneys.

Q: What is the onset time for the prescription?

A: The medicine takes about 2 to 3 hours to start its action.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 08:36 AM (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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