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      GLYCIPHAGE 500MG TAB

      Glyciphage 500Mg tablet
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      lyciphage 500Mg tablet is an effective first choice oral anti-diabetic medicine used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat high blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is also used to treat polycystic ovary syndrome (hormone related disorder that results in enlargement of ovaries with cysts to form in the outer lining of the ovary). This medicine is used with a proper healthy diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Controlling high blood sugar level helps in preventing kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, stroke and loss of limbs. However, the uses of the tablet mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon doctor’s discretion.

      Composition

      Composition

      The active ingredient of Glyciphage 500Mg is Metformin (500Mg)

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Metformin is a biguanide anti-diabetic medication that works by lowering hepatic glucose production and decreases intestinal absorption of glucose and improves insulin sensitivity by increasing peripheral glucose uptake and utilization.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking the Glyciphage 500Mg Tablet:

      • Hypersensitivity to any of the active ingredients used in tablet
      • Severe renal impairment
      • Unstable cardiac or respiratory failure
      • Recent myocardial infarction
      • Acute alcohol intoxication
      • Caution:
      • Lactic acidosis
      • Stable heart failure
      • Dehydration
      • Prerenal azotaemia
      • Type 1 Diabetes or for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.
      • Pregnancy and lactation
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Glyciphage 500Mg tablet. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dose. More common ones are generally mild and may include:

      • Headache
      • Dizziness
      • Nausea
      • Vomiting
      • Constipation
      • Peripheral oedema
      • Vitamin B12 deficiency
      • Back pain
      • Chest discomfort
      • Palpitations
      • Dyspnoea
      • Flushing
      • Abnormal stools

      Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

      • Lactic acidosis
      • Nasopharyngitis
      • Upper respiratory tract infection
      • Increased somnolence
      • Belching
      • Rash
      How to Use

      How to Use

      Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor. Swallow Glyciphage 500Mg tablet whole, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not break or chew or crush the tablet. Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take Glyciphage 500Mg tablet as early as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next regularly scheduled time.
      The tablet should be taken with, or just after meals to avoid stomach upset. Take the tablet at the same time every day as it helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. This medicine is not recommended for children below 10 years of age.

      Overdosage

      Avoid taking Glyciphage 500Mg tablet more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose of the medicine, promptly ask for medical advice. Depending on the dosage of medicine, symptoms may vary in individuals, you may experience the following signs or symptoms:

      • Hypoglycaemia
      • Lactic acidosis
      • Muscle cramps
      • Hypothermia
      • Cholestatic liver injury
      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      Take the tablet only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the Glyciphage 500Mg tablet may be required in the following conditions:

      Kidney:

      Among people with renal problems, caution is recommended. Close monitoring of kidney function and adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed based on the clinical condition of the patient. If you have any, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine.

      Liver:

      Extreme caution is advised among people with liver problems. Dose adjustments of the Glyciphage 500Mg tab may be needed based on the clinical condition of the patient. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine. However, use of this tablet is not suggested in patients with moderate to severe liver diseases.

      Pregnancy:

      Glyciphage 500Mg tablet should be used with caution during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown no or low adverse effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Lactation:

      This medicine is considered safe to use in nursing mothers unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Since the effect of the medicine on infants is not clearly established, we recommend that you to consult your doctor before consuming the tablet.

      Alcohol:

      Consumption of alcohol with Glyciphage 500Mg is not recommended as it increases side effects of the tablet. If found any symptoms of extreme drowsiness, vomiting, confusion, report to your doctor immediately.

      Driving:

      This medicine affects blood glucose levels and decreases alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness, confusion, so do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Food:

      There are no known food interactions with Glyciphage 500Mg tablet.

      Drug Interactions:

      ACE inhibitors
      Sulfonylurea, Dichlorphenamide
      NSAIDs
      Cimetidine
      Trimethoprim
      Acetazolamide
      Insulin
      Iodinated contrast agents
      Gatifloxacin
      Always inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes medicines, supplements, herbal tonics that you buy without a prescription.

      Precautions
      • Keep the medicine out of reach of children
      • Keep the medicine in a cool place, away from heat and moisture
      • Do not use the medicine beyond its expiry
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      FDA Pregnancy Category

      Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.


      Drug Composition information
      What is Metformin for:

      This medication is an oral antidiabetic agent, prescribed for type 2 diabetes. It helps control blood sugar levels.

      How does Metformin work:

      Metformin lowers sugar and helps insulin work better.

      How should Metformin be used:

      Take Metformin exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor. - Metformin must be taken regularly for it to work well. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by your doctor. - Metformin must be taken with food. - If you are taking an extended-release type of Metformin, swallow the tablet whole with food. Do not crush or chew the tablet.

      Common side effects of Metformin :

      Low blood sugar signs include, anger, shaking, a fast heartbeat, confusion, or sweating. Keep hard candies, glucose tablets, liquid glucose, or juice on hand for low blood sugar. - Belly pain. - Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. - Loose stools (diarrhea). - Not hungry. - Bad taste in your mouth. This most often goes back to normal. - Too much acid in the blood (lactic acidosis) may rarely happen.

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. - Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

      What precautions should I take when taking Metformin :

      Metformin may not be suitable for you if you suffer from heart, liver, kidney, adrenal or pituitary disease. - Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. - If you are going for an operation, dental work or any X-ray procedure in which a dye is injected, inform your doctor or dentist that you are taking Metformin. - You may need to stop taking Metformin before the procedure and wait 48 hours to restart your medicine.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. - Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. - These include wheezing, chest tightness, fever, itching, bad cough, blue or gray skin color, seizures, or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. - Very low blood sugar or very high blood sugar. - Very bad dizziness. - Trouble breathing. - Feeling cold. - Very bad belly pain. - Very upset stomach or throwing up. - Very loose stools (diarrhea). - A big weight loss. - Very bad muscle pain or weakness. - Feeling very tired or weak. - Any rash. - Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse

      Can I take Metformin with other medicines:

      A type of heart medicine called beta-blockers may mask the symptoms of hypoglycaemia when taken with Metformin. Some examples of beta-blockers are metoprolol, atenolol and propranolol. - Inform your doctor if you are taking diuretics (medicines to remove excess water) such as hydrochlorothiazide; a group of heart medicine such as captopril or enalapril; a type of gastric medicine called cimetidine or birth control pills. - Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

      Are there any food restrictions

      It is important for you to maintain a healthy diet and weight in order to help keep your diabetes under control. - Avoid alcohol.

      How do I store Metformin :

      Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

      Pregnancy Category

      Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

      Therapeutic Classification

      Antidiabetic Agents


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Frequently Asked Questions
      Q1.What is the use of Glyciphage 500Mg tablet?

      Glyciphage 500Mg tablet is an effective first choice oral anti-diabetic medicine used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat high blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is also used to treat polycystic ovary syndrome (hormone related disorder that results in enlargement of ovaries with cysts to form in the outer lining of the ovary). This medicine is used with a proper healthy diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Controlling high blood sugar level helps in preventing kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, stroke and loss of limbs.

      Q2.Can we take this medicine daily?

      Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dose and duration.

      Q3.How many tablets can be taken in a day?

      Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one tablet per day.

      Q4.What are the side effects of this medicine?

      The medicine is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Common side effects such as headache, dizziness, vitamin B12 deficiency, nausea, vomiting, constipation, peripheral oedema, back pain, chest discomfort, palpitations, dyspnoea, flushing, abnormal stools are associated with the use of Glyciphage 500Mg tablet. Its use may also lead to extreme but uncommon side effects such as lactic acidosis, nasopharyngitis, upper respiratory tract infection, increased somnolence, belching, rash.

      Q5.Does this medication make you sleepy?

      Glyciphage 500Mg tablet affects blood glucose levels and decreases alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness, confusion, so do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Q6.When should I take the medicine?

      Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration. If you have been prescribed to take one dose each day, take it in the morning. If you have been prescribed two doses each day, take one in the morning and one in the evening.

      Q7.Is this medicine harmful for health?

      Glyciphage 500Mg tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to hypoglycaemia, lactic acidosis, muscle cramps, hypothermia, cholestatic liver injury.

      Q8.Can we take this on empty stomach or should take it with food?

      Take the tablet with, or just after meals to avoid stomach upset.

      Q9.What are the precautions I need to follow while taking the Glyciphage 500Mg tablet?

      If you ever had kidney, liver or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. Caution is advised for patients with hypersensitivity to any of the active ingredients used in tablet, severe renal impairment, acute alcohol intoxication, unstable cardiac or respiratory failure, recent myocardial infarction, lactic acidosis, stable heart failure, dehydration, prerenal azotaemia, type 1 Diabetes or for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis, pregnancy and lactation.

      Q10.Can I give this medicine to a child?

      This medicine is not recommended for children below 10 years of age as the safety and efficacy of the tablet is not clinically established.

      Q11.How long does the effect of medicine last?

      The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is 4-8 hours.

      Q12.Can I take this tablet during pregnancy?

      Glyciphage 500Mg tablet should be used with caution during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown no or low adverse effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Q13.At what time can I take the medicine?

      To get the most benefits, take the medicine with food, preferably at the same time every day and you should not quit unless your doctor suggests.

      Q14.Can I take this tablet without a doctor’s prescription?

      No, do not take this medicine without doctor’s prescription.

      Q15.Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am using this medicine?

      Consumption of alcohol with Glyciphage 500Mg is not recommended as it increases side effects of the tablet. If found any symptoms of extreme drowsiness, vomiting, confusion, report to your doctor immediately.

      Q16.How to store the medicine?

      Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

      Q17.If I have trouble swallowing this tablet, can I mix it in water and drink?

      Glyciphage 500Mg tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

      Q18.For how long should I take the medicine?

      Take the medicine as prescribed by your doctor. It is important to keep your blood glucose levels under control as any fluctuations in your blood glucose levels may cause serious problems. So, do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor.

      Q19.By when should I start seeing results of the medicine?

      The amount of time for this medicine to show its effect in the body is approximately 1-2 hours after administration.

      Q20.What are the alternate medicines to Glyciphage 500Mg tablet?

      METSMALL 500MG TAB, CONFIRMIN 500MG TAB

      Seller Information
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      FRANCO INDIAN PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD

      20,dr e moses road,mumbai-400011

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      FRANCO INDIAN PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD

      20,dr e moses road,mumbai-400011

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