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Side Effects

Side effects of Glucophage 500mg FC Tablet

Glucophage 500mg may cause certain adverse reactions such as:
1.     Loss of appetite
2.     Nausea
3.     Vomiting
4.     Abdominal pain
5.     Diarrhea
6.     Urticaria
7.     Disturbance of taste
8.     Hepatitis
9.     Lactic acidosis
 
While some of the above symptoms could be common, some of the stated adverse effects rarely occur. If you experience any side effects (whether or not it is included in the above list), please consult a doctor immediately. The above list is not exhaustive, and you are advised to report any untoward symptoms to a doctor. These side effects will become progressively severe if the drug is continued for a longer timeframe.


Dosage & Composition

Dosage & composition Glucophage 500mg FC Tablet

The effects of  Glucophage 500mg depends on the indications for usage as well as the prescribed dosage. If symptoms do not improve with  Glucophage 500mg, please consult a doctor for other alternatives.
 
 This medication should only be taken at the recommended dose by the doctor. You need doctor's prescription to get this medication. Usually 1 strip comes with 20 tablets.

 
You can buy  Glucophage 500mg from the nearest pharmacy. This medication is also available in other generic versions. Generally, this medication is not too expensive, and should be taken as stated in the doctor’s prescription.
 
Please check the expiry date on the packaging of this medication. It is produced by Merck.
 
How do you take  Glucophage 500mg? – Swallow the tablet with a glass of water after your evening meal and do not chew. Take it according to the dosage recommended by your doctor.


Precautionary Steps

Precautions & interactions of Glucophage 500mg FC Tablet

Before taking  Glucophage 500mg, please refer to a doctor if you have any of these conditions.
Contraindications:
·       Hypersensitivity to metformin
·       Metabolic acidosis
·       Diabetic coma
·       Severely impaired renal function
·       Administration of iodinated contrast agents intravenously
 
Interactions:
 
Interactions with food and drugs differ on an individual basis. You are advised to ask your doctor about any possible interactions before taking  Glucophage 500mg.
 
·       Sulfonylureas
·       Thiazide diuretics
·       Steroids
·       Oral contraceptive pills
·       ACE inhibitors
 
This list of interactions is not exhaustive. You are advised to inform your doctor about all medication and supplements you are taking. Do not stop taking any medications which have been prescribed by a doctor.


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FAQ

Questions about Glucophage 500mg FC Tablet

1.     I forgot to take  Glucophage 500mg on a specific day. What should I do?
 
If you have forgotten to take a dose of your medication, please take the dose as soon as you remember. However, if the time is closer to your next dosage, simply skip the missed dosage. In these cases, it is recommended to not take a double dosage.
 
2.     I took  Glucophage 500mg over the recommended dosage. What steps should I take?
 
If you feel that you have taken more than the prescribed quantity of  Glucophage 500mg, please speak to  a doctor immediately. Overdosing on this medication may lead to adverse effects such as lactic acidosis.
 
3.  Is it safe to take  Glucophage 500mg  during pregnancy?
 
There is not enough adequate information about the safety of  Glucophage 500mg usage when pregnant. If you are pregnant, you are advised to seek medical opinion to weigh the risks and benefits of this medication.
 
4.   Is it safe to use  Glucophage 500mg medication when breastfeeding?
 
There is not enough adequate information about the safety of  Glucophage 500mg usage when breastfeeding. If you are nursing, you are advised to seek medical opinion to weigh the risks and benefits of this medication, and to consider stopping nursing or switching to an alternative medication.
 
5.  Can I drive a vehicle when taking  Glucophage 500mg?
 
It is not advisable to drive after taking this medication. However, you are encouraged to talk to your doctor as a precautionary step.
 
6.   Does usage of  Glucophage 500mg  lead to addiction?
 
Please read the product leaflet provided with the medication for more information.
 
7.   I took   Glucophage 500mg  which has  expired. What should I do?
 
A dose of expired  Glucophage 500mg will normally not lead to any adverse effects, however you are advised to consult a doctor as a precaution.
 
  8. Is  Glucophage 500mg  medication safe for use?
 
Yes,  Glucophage 500mg is generally safe for consumption if taken at the recommended dosage.


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Information was last updated on: Tue, Jul 16 2019

Glucophage 500mg FC Tablet is available in many areas in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang, Titiwangsa, Setiawangsa, Wangsa Maju, Kepong, Segambut, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Mont Kiara, Puchong, Bandar Sunway, TTDI, Seri Kembangan, Klang, Bukit Tinggi, Damansara, Sentul, Penang, George Town, Jelutong, Gelugor, Bayan Baru, Bandar Baru Air Itam, Sungai Ara, Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth, Perai, Johor Bahru, Skudai, Bukit Indah, Gelang Patah, Senai, Pasir Gudang, Taman Daya, Taman Molek, Taman Perling, Tebrau, Danga Bay, Larkin, Nusajaya, Pontian, Masai, Setia Tropika, Desaru, Tampoi

Disclaimer

The information above is collated by the expert from DoctorOnCall.com.my for medicine Glucophage 500mg FC Tablet.This information is accurate, complete and up-to-date to the best knowledge and understanding of the medical experts. DoctorOncall.com.my does not guarantee accuracy, completeness, timeliness or correct sequencing of the medicine information of Glucophage 500mg FC Tablet. Please do not use this information to self-diagnose without seeking advice from doctor or pharmacist. When in doubt, you are advised to see a doctor or obtain a consultation from DoctorOnCall.com.my for a professional opinion.

Side Effects

Side effects of Glucophage 500mg FC Tablet

Glucophage 500mg may cause certain adverse reactions such as:
1.     Loss of appetite
2.     Nausea
3.     Vomiting
4.     Abdominal pain
5.     Diarrhea
6.     Urticaria
7.     Disturbance of taste
8.     Hepatitis
9.     Lactic acidosis
 
While some of the above symptoms could be common, some of the stated adverse effects rarely occur. If you experience any side effects (whether or not it is included in the above list), please consult a doctor immediately. The above list is not exhaustive, and you are advised to report any untoward symptoms to a doctor. These side effects will become progressively severe if the drug is continued for a longer timeframe.


Dosage & Composition

Dosage & composition of Glucophage 500mg FC Tablet

The effects of  Glucophage 500mg depends on the indications for usage as well as the prescribed dosage. If symptoms do not improve with  Glucophage 500mg, please consult a doctor for other alternatives.
 
 This medication should only be taken at the recommended dose by the doctor. You need doctor's prescription to get this medication. Usually 1 strip comes with 20 tablets.

 
You can buy  Glucophage 500mg from the nearest pharmacy. This medication is also available in other generic versions. Generally, this medication is not too expensive, and should be taken as stated in the doctor’s prescription.
 
Please check the expiry date on the packaging of this medication. It is produced by Merck.
 
How do you take  Glucophage 500mg? – Swallow the tablet with a glass of water after your evening meal and do not chew. Take it according to the dosage recommended by your doctor.


Precautionary Steps

Precautions & interactions of Glucophage 500mg FC Tablet

Before taking  Glucophage 500mg, please refer to a doctor if you have any of these conditions.
Contraindications:
·       Hypersensitivity to metformin
·       Metabolic acidosis
·       Diabetic coma
·       Severely impaired renal function
·       Administration of iodinated contrast agents intravenously
 
Interactions:
 
Interactions with food and drugs differ on an individual basis. You are advised to ask your doctor about any possible interactions before taking  Glucophage 500mg.
 
·       Sulfonylureas
·       Thiazide diuretics
·       Steroids
·       Oral contraceptive pills
·       ACE inhibitors
 
This list of interactions is not exhaustive. You are advised to inform your doctor about all medication and supplements you are taking. Do not stop taking any medications which have been prescribed by a doctor.


Click here to speak to a doctor

FAQ

Questions aboutGlucophage 500mg FC Tablet

1.     I forgot to take  Glucophage 500mg on a specific day. What should I do?
 
If you have forgotten to take a dose of your medication, please take the dose as soon as you remember. However, if the time is closer to your next dosage, simply skip the missed dosage. In these cases, it is recommended to not take a double dosage.
 
2.     I took  Glucophage 500mg over the recommended dosage. What steps should I take?
 
If you feel that you have taken more than the prescribed quantity of  Glucophage 500mg, please speak to  a doctor immediately. Overdosing on this medication may lead to adverse effects such as lactic acidosis.
 
3.  Is it safe to take  Glucophage 500mg  during pregnancy?
 
There is not enough adequate information about the safety of  Glucophage 500mg usage when pregnant. If you are pregnant, you are advised to seek medical opinion to weigh the risks and benefits of this medication.
 
4.   Is it safe to use  Glucophage 500mg medication when breastfeeding?
 
There is not enough adequate information about the safety of  Glucophage 500mg usage when breastfeeding. If you are nursing, you are advised to seek medical opinion to weigh the risks and benefits of this medication, and to consider stopping nursing or switching to an alternative medication.
 
5.  Can I drive a vehicle when taking  Glucophage 500mg?
 
It is not advisable to drive after taking this medication. However, you are encouraged to talk to your doctor as a precautionary step.
 
6.   Does usage of  Glucophage 500mg  lead to addiction?
 
Please read the product leaflet provided with the medication for more information.
 
7.   I took   Glucophage 500mg  which has  expired. What should I do?
 
A dose of expired  Glucophage 500mg will normally not lead to any adverse effects, however you are advised to consult a doctor as a precaution.
 
  8. Is  Glucophage 500mg  medication safe for use?
 
Yes,  Glucophage 500mg is generally safe for consumption if taken at the recommended dosage.


Click here to speak to a doctor

Image of Glucophage 500mg FC Tablet

Information last updated on: Tue, Jul 16 2019

Glucophage 500mg FC Tablet is available in many areas in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang, Titiwangsa, Setiawangsa, Wangsa Maju, Kepong, Segambut, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Mont Kiara, Puchong, Bandar Sunway, TTDI, Seri Kembangan, Klang, Bukit Tinggi, Damansara, Sentul, Penang, George Town, Jelutong, Gelugor, Bayan Baru, Bandar Baru Air Itam, Sungai Ara, Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth, Perai, Johor Bahru, Skudai, Bukit Indah, Gelang Patah, Senai, Pasir Gudang, Taman Daya, Taman Molek, Taman Perling, Tebrau, Danga Bay, Larkin, Nusajaya, Pontian, Masai, Setia Tropika, Desaru, Tampoi

Disclaimer

The information above is collated by the expert from DoctorOnCall.com.my for medicine Glucophage 500mg FC Tablet.This information is accurate, complete and up-to-date to the best knowledge and understanding of the medical experts. DoctorOncall.com.my does not guarantee accuracy, completeness, timeliness or correct sequencing of the medicine information of Glucophage 500mg FC Tablet. Please do not use this information to self-diagnose without seeking advice from doctor or pharmacist. When in doubt, you are advised to see a doctor or obtain a consultation from DoctorOnCall.com.my for a professional opinion.

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