Glyciphage Metformin 500Mg Tablet

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GLYCIPHAGE METFORMIN 500MG TABLET
 
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GLYCIPHAGE 500MG (METFORMIN) PRODUCT INFORMATION

Glyciphage tablets 500mg contain metformin, an oral antihyperglycaemic medication which is used to control blood sugar levels in people with type-2 diabetes mellitus.
FURTHER INFORMATION

Glyciphage general information

What is Glyciphage used for?

Glyciphage tablets 500mg are an oral diabetes medication that is used to control blood sugar levels in people with type-2 diabetes mellitus (also called non insulin-dependent diabetes or maturity onset diabetes) who are unable to achieve adequate glycaemic control (normal blood sugar levels) with diet and exercise alone, which is a particular problem in overweight people. Glyciphage tablets 500mg can be used as first time treatment for newly diagnosed diabetics, or for patients who are not responding to an alternative medication, and can be used either alone or in combination with another oral antihyperglycaemic medication (lowers blood sugar). In some cases Glyciphage is used in conjunction with insulin in type 1 diabetes (also called insulin -dependent diabetes), where insulin alone is not enough to control blood sugar levels.
How does Glyciphage work?

Glyciphage tablets 500mg contain the active ingredient Metformin hydrochloride, which is an oral antihyperglycaemic medication belonging to the biguanide group of drugs. Metformin in Glyciphage tablets 500mg controls blood glucose (sugar) by lowering levels of glucose after a meal (posprandial) as well as keeping levels normal between meals (basal levels), by helping the body respond to insulin without increasing insulin production. Metformin in Glyciphage tablets 500mg works using three different mechanisms: decreasing glucose production in the liver, which is normally switched off when blood glucose levels are high enough; increasing sensitivity to insulin in fat and muscle tissue, where excess glucose is removed from the blood and stored; reducing absorption of glucose by the intestines form the diet. Maintaining glycaemic control with Glyciphage tablets 500mg reduces risk of serious health complications associated with diabetes, including diabetic retinopathy (damage to the retina in the eye with loss of vision), diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) and diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage).
What does Glyciphage contain?

Glyciphage tablets 500mg contain the active ingredient metformin, which is an oral antihyperglycaemic medication used to control blood sugar levels in people with type-2 diabetes mellitus.
Treating type 2 diabetes with Glyciphage

Glyciphage tablets 500mg contain Metformin, which is an oral antihyperglycaemic medication that is used to control blood sugar levels in people with type-2 diabetes mellitus (also called non insulin-dependent diabetes or maturity onset diabetes) who are unable to achieve adequate glycaemic control (normal blood sugar levels) with diet and exercise alone, which is a particular problem in overweight people. Metformin in Glyciphage tablets 500mg lowers blood sugar after a meal (posprandial) as well as keeping levels normal between meals (basal levels), by helping the body respond to insulin without increasing insulin production, using three different mechanisms: decreasing glucose production in the liver, which is normally switched off when blood glucose levels are high enough; increasing sensitivity to insulin in fat and muscle tissue, where excess glucose is removed from the blood and stored; reducing absorption of glucose by the intestines form the diet. Maintaining glycaemic control with Glyciphage tablets 500mg reduces risk of serious health complications associated with diabetes, including diabetic retinopathy (damage to the retina in the eye with loss of vision), diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) and diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage).
What are the side effects of Glyciphage?

The most commonly reported side effects when taking Glyciphage tablets 500mg include: gastrointestinal symptoms, such as diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, which are usually mild and resolve spontaneously during continued treatment; metallic taste in the mouth; and skin rash. A rare and potentially life threatening side effect is lactic acidosis (a build up of lactic acid in the blood) that can occur due to accumulation of metformin, particularly if you are taking high doses of metformin above 2000mg per day, have kidney problems, drink excessive amounts of alcohol, are elderly.
When should Glyciphage not be used?

You should not use Glyciphage if you:
are allergic to metformin or any other biguanide or any ingredients in Glyciphage tablets 500mg
are pregnant or are breastfeeding without discussion with your doctor
have liver or kidney disease
have a conditions affecting renal function, like dehydration, severe infection or shock
have diabetic ketoacidosis, diabetic precoma
have acute or chronic disease which may cause tissue hypoxia such as heart failure, recent myocardial infarction, respiratory failure, pulmonary embolism, shock, acute significant blood loss, sepsis, gangrene, pancreatitis
have a history of lactic acidosis
have a problem with alcohol
are taking medications that may interact with Glyciphage tablets 500mg including: cimetidine for reflux and ulcers, medications for high blood pressure and heart conditions like nifedipine, beta-blockers, diuretics, other diabetes medications like sulfonylureas and repaglinide, corticosteroids such as prednisone, cortisone, anticoagulants
undergoing radiological treatment with intravascular iodinated contrast agents which may lead to renal failure, resulting in metformin accumulation and a risk of lactic acidosis
What medications interact with Glyciphage

Several medications interact with Glyciphage and should either not be taken while you are taking Glyciphage or only after discussion and instruction from your doctor:
Drugs that interact with Glyciphage to increase side effects: other diabetes medications like sulfonylureas and repaglinide, ACE inhibitors for high blood pressure, corticosteroids such as prednisone, cortisone
Drugs that affect Glyciphage: cimetidine for reflux and ulcers, medications for high blood pressure and heart conditions like nifedipine, beta-blockers, diuretics , thyroid medicines
Drugs that are affected by Glyciphage: anticoagulants
How should Glyciphage be taken?

You should take your Glyciphage tablets 500mg with a glass of water and with food. The dose you take and how often should be as recommended by your doctor. The usual starting dose is one tablet once, twice or 3 times daily during or immediately after a meal, to reduce stomach effects. You will have your blood sugar levels monitored and your dose may be adjusted after a few weeks, depending on how well your blood sugar levels are controlled. You should continue to take your Metformin tablets 500mg for as long as recommended by your doctor, which may be for long periods.
How long should you take Glyciphage?

You should continue to take your Glyciphage tablets 500mg for as long as recommended by your doctor, which may be for long periods.
Missed dose of Glyciphage

If you miss a dose of Glyciphage take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.
How should Glyciphage be stored?

You should store your Glyciphage tablets 500mg below 25°C in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight.

Metformin(500mg)
Uses

Glyciphage sr 500mg tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
How it works

Glyciphage sr 500mg tablet restores the body's ability to use insulin, lowering the blood sugar levels. Glyciphage sr 500mg tablet also decreases the amount of glucose absorbed from food in the intestine and decreases glucose production in the liver.
Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Altered taste, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Loss of appetite


EXPERT ADVICE FOR GLYCIPHAGE

Metformin is generally prescribed in newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with a proper diet alone or a diet along with exercise. Planned diet and exercising are always important when you have diabetes, even when you are taking antidiabetic medicines.
Metformin does not help patients who have type 1 diabetes.
Metformin should be stopped for at least 2 days after a surgery or a radiological test done using dyes.
It is best to take Metformin after meals to minimize nausea, indigestion or diarrhea. Unlike some other diabetes medicines, Metformin doesn't cause any weight gain or lower blood sugar levels.
This is the only oral diabetes medicine that lowers complications and deaths in conditions related to diabetes. Low blood sugar is life-threatening. Low blood sugar may develop due to:
Delay or missing a scheduled meals or snacks.
Exercising more than usual.
Drinking a significant amount of alcohol.
Using too much insulin.
Sickness ( vomiting or diarrhea).
Symptoms of low blood sugar (alarming signs) are fast heartbeat, sweating, cool pale skin, feeling shaky, confusion or irritability, headache, nausea, and nightmares. Make sure that you have access to quick-acting sugar sources that treat low blood sugar. Consuming some form of quick-acting sugars immediately after the appearance of the symptoms will prevent the low blood sugar levels from worsening.
Consuming alcohol may increase the chance of severe low blood sugar.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR GLYCIPHAGE

Metformin

Q.What is metformin?
Metformin is an antidiabetic drug used to control high blood sugar levels in newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients, along with modifications in diet and exercise.

Q.Is metformin safe?
Metformin is generally safe if taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q.Can I take metformin forever?
Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q.Is metformin a sulfonylurea?
No, metformin is not a sulfonylurea.

Q.Is metformin a steroid?
No, metformin is not a steroid.

Q.Is metformin taken before meals?
It is preferred to take metformin with food.

Q.Is metformin safe in pregnancy or contraindicated?
No relevant data is available for use of metformin in pregnancy. Animal studies do not indicate any harmful effect. Please consult your doctor before taking metformin during pregnancy.

Q.Is metformin safe for weight loss?
Metformin is not indicated for weight loss.

Q.Is metformin good for fatty liver?r
Metformin is not indicated for the treatment of fatty liver.

Q.Can I take metformin without food?
It is better to take metformin with food.

Q.Can I take metformin with alcohol?
Taking metformin with alcohol may cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, somnolence, abdominal upset, or other unusual symptom. It is better to avoid taking alcohol while you are taking metformin.

Q.Can I take metformin with atorvastatin?
Yes, metformin can be taken with atorvastatin. There are no interactions defined between the two medicines. However, it does not mean it does not exist. Always consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.

Q.Can I take metformin with phentermine?
Metformin can be taken with phentermine. No interactions have been reported between them. However, it may exist. Always consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.

Q.Can I take metformin with food?
Yes, metformin can be taken with food. It is preferred to take metformin with food.

Q.Can I take metformin with levothyroxine?
Metformin can be taken with levothyroxine. No interactions have been reported between metformin and levothyroxine. However, it may exist. Always consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.

Q.Can I take metformin with prednisone or prednisolone?
Always consult your doctor before taking metformin with prednisone as it may decreases the effect of metformin and high blood sugar levels have been seen in some patients and it is recommended to monitor the blood glucose level regularly.

Q.Can I take metformin with metoprolol?
Use of metformin and metoprolol should be avoided at the same time. If you are taking these two medicines together you may experience confusion, dizziness, faster heart beat, tremors (shaking) and increased sweating. Please consult your doctor before taking them together.

Q.Does metformin clear acne?
Metformin is not indicated for clearing acne.

Q.Does metformin affect your period?
No, metformin does not affect your periods. In case you experience abnormalities in your periods while taking metformin, please consult your doctor.

Q.Does metformin cause hair loss?
No, hair loss has not been reported with metformin. In case you experience hair loss while taking metformin, please consult your doctor.

Q.Does metformin cause weight gain?
No, weight gain has not been reported with metformin.

Q.Does metformin reduce weight?
Yes, metformin may reduce weight. Please consult your doctor, if there is an unexpected weight loss along with tiredness and feeling of being sick.

Q.Does metformin cause hypoglycemia?
Metformin alone does not cause hypoglycemia, although caution is needed when taking it along with other anti-diabetic drugs like sulfonylureas and insulin.

Q.Does metformin cause constipation?
Constipation has not been reported with metformin. Please consult your doctor if you experience constipation while taking metformin.

Q.Does metformin increase blood pressure?
No metformin does not cause an increase in blood pressure. But caution should be taken when taking any medicines for the treatment of high blood pressure.

Q.Can I take metformin for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?
Metformin is not a first line treatment of choice in the management of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). the first aim for women with PCOS who are overweight is to make lifestyle changes with a combination of diet and exercise in order to lose weight and improve ovarian function. Please consult your doctor before taking metformin for PCOS.

Q.Can I take metformin for weight loss?
No, metformin is not indicated for weight loss although it may reduce the weight of obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Q.How long can I take metformin for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?
Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration only as advised by your doctor. Also refer to the question above.

Q.Can I take metformin for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) while pregnant?
No relevant data is available for use of metformin in pregnancy. Animal studies do not indicate any harmful effect. Please consult your doctor before taking metformin during pregnancy. Also refer to the question above.

Q.How long can I take metformin for?
Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration only as advised by your doctor.

Q.Is metformin an insulin?
No, metformin is not an insulin.

Q.Is metformin a banned drug?
No, metformin is not a banned drug.

Q.Is metformin a birth control pill?
No, metformin is not a birth control pill.

Q.Is metformin a statin?
No, metformin is not a statin.
 
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