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The effects of Glucophage 850mg depends on the indications for usage as well as the prescribed dosage. If symptoms do not improve with Glucophage 850mg, 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 850mg 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 850mg? – 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.
· 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 850mg in room temperature and avoid direct exposure to heat and sunlight.
· Stop taking Glucophage 850mg and inform your doctor if you experience a rash or other symptoms.
· Do not use Glucophage 850mg if you are allergic to it or any of its components.
· Glucophage 850mg has several side effects, and users are advised to read this article to be well-informed of the common side effects.
Before taking Glucophage 850mg, please refer to a doctor if you have any of these conditions.
· Hypersensitivity to metformin
· Metabolic acidosis
· Diabetic coma
· Severely impaired renal function
· Administration of iodinated contrast agents intravenously
Interactions with food and drugs differ on an individual basis. You are advised to ask your doctor about any possible interactions before taking Glucophage 850mg.
· Thiazide diuretics
· 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.
Alcohol Warning(Not Advisable)
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Glucophage 850mg Tablet. Alcohol intoxication can increase the risk of lactic acidosis particularly in case of fasting, malnutrition or hepatic impairment.
Glucophage 850mg Tablet should be safe to use during pregnancy because either animal or human studies have not shown any adverse effects on the fetus, however, uncontrolled hyperglycemia in people with PCOS can increase the risk of congenital abnormalities and intrauterine death.
Breastfeeding Warning(Limited Data)
Limited human studies suggest that Glucophage 850mg Tablet does not represent a significant risk to the baby when used during pregnancy. In regards to limited data, please consult your doctor to decide on discontinuation of breastfeeding or Glucophage 850mg Tablet.
Driving Warning (Safe)
Glucophage 850mg Tablet usually does not affect the ability to drive. Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Kidney Warning(High Risk)
Glucophage 850mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease, especially in patients with creatinine clearance less than 60mL/min. Patients with severe kidney disease has high risk to get lactic acidosis. Dose adjustment of Glucophage 850mg Tablet and regular check up to monitor renal function may be needed. Please consult your doctor before consumption.
Liver Warning(Limited information)
Glucophage 850mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease due to increased risk of lactic acidosis. Hence liver function test should be done before initiating Glucophage 850mg Tablet. Discontinuation of Glucophage 850mg Tablet may be needed if there is deterioration of liver function. Please consult your doctor.
Glucophage 850mg may cause certain adverse reactions such as:
1. Loss of appetite
4. Abdominal pain
7. Disturbance of taste
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), pleaseconsult 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.
1.I forgot to take Glucophage 850mg 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 850mg over the recommended dosage. What steps should I take?
If you feel that you have taken more than the prescribed quantity of Glucophage 850mg, 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 850mg during pregnancy?
There is not enough adequate information about the safety of Glucophage 850mg 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 850mg medication when breastfeeding?
There is not enough adequate information about the safety of Glucophage 850mg 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 850mg?
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 850mg lead to addiction?
Please read the product leaflet provided with the medication for more information.
7.I took Glucophage 850mg which has expired. What should I do?
A dose of expired Glucophage 850mg will normally not lead to any adverse effects, however you are advised to consult a doctor as a precaution.
8. Is Glucophage 850mg medication safe for use?
Yes, Glucophage 850mg is generally safe for consumption if taken at the recommended dosage.
Mechanism of Action
Glucophage 850mg Tablet is a biguanide, a drug used in lowering plasma glucose. It is an antihyperglycemic agent. Glucophage 850mg Tablet works by inhibiting the production of glucose in the liver through the process of gluconeogenesis and glycogenesis, delaying absorption of glucose in the intestine and increases target cell insulin sensitivity. One of the symptoms experienced by PCOS includes insulin resistance, characterised by hyperglycemia. Hence, Glucophage 850mg Tablet helps with hyperglycemia and to reduce weight in PCOS patients.
Information last updated on: : Sun Feb 09 2020 01:10:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) 4.9
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