Country of origin: INDIA
Glyciphage VG2 tablet is a long-acting oral anti-diabetic medicine used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. This medicine is used with a proper healthy diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. It helps in getting rid of extra glucose from the body through urine. The medicine reduces the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetic patients. Controlling high blood sugar level helps in preventing kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems and loss of limbs is lowered. 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.
The active ingredients of Glyciphage VG2 tablet are Glimepiride (2MG), Metformin (500Mg) and Voglibose (0.2MG)
Glimepiride works by increasing the release of insulin from the pancreas and decreasing the hormones (glucagon) that raise blood glucose levels thereby reducing the fasting and post-meal sugar levels. Metformin reduces hepatic glucose production, decreases intestinal absorption of glucose and improves insulin sensitivity by increasing peripheral glucose uptake and utilization. Voglibose is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor that prevents the breakdown of complex sugars into simple sugars such as glucose, thereby preventing rise of glucose levels after meals. The combination is thus better effective in lowering blood glucose levels.
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking the Glyciphage VG2 tablet:
The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Glyciphage VG2 tablet. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dose. You may experience one or more of the following common side effects:
Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:
Take Glyciphage VG2 as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
Glyciphage VG2 should be taken with food, immediately or during breakfast or the first main meal of the day. Take the tablet at the same time every day as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.
Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested. This medicine is not recommended for children below 18 years of age.
Avoid taking Glyciphage VG2 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 the medicine, symptoms may vary in individuals, you may experience the following signs or symptoms:
Take the tablet only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the Glyciphage VG2 tablet may be required in the following conditions:
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.
Caution is advised among people with liver problems. Dose adjustments of the tablet 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.
Glyciphage VG2 tablet should be used with caution during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown adverse effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.
This medicine is not 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.
Consumption of alcohol with Glyciphage VG2 tablet is not recommended as it increases side effects of the medicine. If found any symptoms of extreme drowsiness, vomiting, confusion, report to your doctor immediately.
This medicine affects blood glucose levels and may decrease 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.
There are no known food interactions with this tablet.
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Glyciphage VG2 tablet along with ACE inhibitors, sulfonylurea, dichlorphenamide, NSAIDs, cimetidine, trimethoprim, acetazolamide, propranolol, thiazides, Iodinated contrast media, gatifloxacin, furosemide.
Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
It is used to lower blood sugar in patients with high blood sugar (diabetes).
Glimepiride raises insulin levels and helps tissues respond better to the insulin.
This drug may be used alone or with other high blood sugar (diabetes) drugs. Take as you have been told, even if you are feeling better. Take with the first meal of the day. Follow the diet and workout plan that your doctor told you about.
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. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Weight gain.
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.
If you have an allergy to gliclazide or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have a sulfa (sulfonamide) allergy, talk with your doctor. If you have any of these health problems: Acidic blood problem, very bad kidney disease, very bad liver disease, or type 1 diabetes. If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. If you are breast-feeding.
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. Signs of infection. These include a fever of 100.5°F (38°C) or higher, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very low blood sugar or very high blood sugar. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
The tablet is a long-acting oral anti-diabetic medicine used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. This medicine is used with a proper healthy diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. It helps in getting rid of extra glucose from the body through urine. The medicine reduces the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetic patients. Controlling high blood sugar level helps in preventing kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems and loss of limbs is lowered.
The medicine is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Common side effects such as hypoglycaemia, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, constipation, peripheral oedema, metallic taste, chest discomfort, haemolytic anaemia, dyspnoea, abnormal stools, cholestatic jaundice are associated with the use of this medicine. Its use may also lead to extreme but uncommon side effects such as lactic acidosis, nasopharyngitis, upper respiratory tract infection, thrombocytopenia, swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet, acute pancreatitis.
The tablet should be taken with food, immediately or during breakfast or the first main meal of the day.
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. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the active ingredients used in tablet or other sulfonylureas, severe renal or hepatic impairment, acute or chronic metabolic acidosis, acute alcohol intoxication, diabetic ketoacidosis, inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal obstruction. Caution is advised among patients with lactic acidosis, stable heart failure, dehydration, prerenal azotaemia, type 1 diabetes, children and elderly, pregnancy and lactation.
This 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.
No. The tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to hypoglycaemia, dizziness, confusion, increased heartbeat, seating, lactic acidosis, muscle cramps, hypothermia, cholestatic liver injury.
This 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.
No, do not take this medicine without doctor’s prescription.
Consumption of alcohol with this tablet 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.
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.
This 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.
This medicine is not recommended for children below 18 years of age as the safety and efficacy of the tablet is not clinically established.
The amount of time for this medicine to show its effect in the body is approximately one hour after administration.
The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is for about 24 hours.
Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Most recommended dose is two tablets per day.
The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.
Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.
Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.
FRANCO INDIAN PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
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FRANCO INDIAN PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
20,dr e moses road,mumbai-400011
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