GLUCOPHAGE 500MG

About Glucophage 500mg

Glucophage 500mg is a medication containing Metformin Hydrochloride used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. It belongs to the class of biguanide antidiabetics. It is also available under other trade names such as Glucomet.

Usage

Benefits & Uses Glucophage 500mg

Glucophage 500mg is used as an antidiabetic to lower blood sugar levels and is indicated in the following conditions:
1.     As monotherapy or with other medications for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults when diet and exercise does not control blood glucose adequately
2.     Treatment of metabolic syndrome
 
This list is not exhaustive and may omit other indications and uses for  Glucophage 500mg. Please refer to a medical professional before commencing on this medication.

Side Effects

Side Effects of Usage Glucophage 500mg

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 and Active Ingredients

Dosage and Active Ingredients Glucophage 500mg

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 dcotor for other alternatives.
 
You are advised to take this medication with food. This medication should only be taken at the recommended dose by the doctor.
 
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.
 

Professional Opinion

Professional opinion on Glucophage 500mg

  How does  Glucophage 500mg work?   Glucophage 500mg is a biguanide medication which increases sensitivity of tissue to insulin to help the body lower the level of glucose in the blood. It also reduces hepatic glucose production and delay absorption of glucose in the gut.
·  Patients with renal and liver dysfunction should seek medical advice before taking this medication.
·  Dosage and frequency of medication should be according to doctor’s orders.
·  The time for this medication to work depends on the indication and dosage taken.
·  Do not take this medication on the advice of a friend or family. Do not give it to someone whom you feel has the same symptoms.
·  Keep  Glucophage 500mg in room temperature and avoid direct exposure to heat and sunlight.
·  Stop taking  Glucophage 500mg and inform your doctor if you experience a rash or other symptoms.
·  Do not use  Glucophage 500mg if you are allergic to it or any of its components.
·  Glucophage 500mg has several side effects, and users are advised to read this article to be well-informed of the common side effects.

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Precautions

Precautions & interactions Glucophage 500mg

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

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 quantitiy 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?
 
 Glucophage 500mg may occasionally cause dizziness or low blood sugar. Avoid driving or operating hevay machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
 
6.     Does usage of  Glucophage 500mg  lead to addiction?
 
No. Medications with an addictive potential are usually classified under Schedule H or X in India and Schedule 2-5 in US. 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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CUSTOMER

What customers say about Glucophage 500mg

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Last Updated: Tue, Jul 17 2018

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