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Glyciphage 850 MG Tablet 10

Glyciphage 850 MG Tablet 10


    • Rs. 19.00

    Uses :

    Metformin hydrochloride is an oral antihyperglycemic drug which helps to reduce blood sugar levels. It is mainly prescribed for the management of type 2 diabetes. It is prescribed either as monotherapy or in combination with other antihyperglycemic drugs. It helps to prevent kidney damage, blindness, and nerve disorders in the diabetic patients. It is also prescribed for the treatment of the polycystic ovarian syndrome.

    Mode of drug action

    Metformin is an antihyperglycemic agent which is mainly used to treat hyperglycemia. It reduces blood glucose levels by decreasing the glucose absorption from the gastrointestinal tract, improves the insulin sensitivity by increasing the uptake of glucose into muscle and inhibits biosynthesis of glucose from amino acids. However, metformin is not prescribed for the treatment of type 1 diabetes.

    What are the common side effects?

    The common side effects reported for metformin are acidity, belching, bloating, heartburn, loss of appetite, metallic taste in mouth, vomiting, weight loss, and stomach pain. In rare cases, patients reported having abnormal stools, joint pain, flu-like symptoms, runny nose, sneezing, swollen joints and discoloration of fingernails or toe nails.


    Pregnancy: Safe under medical guidance Breast feeding: Safe under medical guidance Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required

    Special precautions for safe use

    • Inform the doctor immediately, if any Glyciphage side effects such as gastrointestinal disturbances, nausea, and lack of appetite are experienced.

    • Before using Glyciphage tablets, inform the doctor about the current health conditions.

    • Limit the intake of alcohol while using Glyciphage medicine.

    • Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult the doctor before taking tab Glyciphage.

    • It is best to take Glyciphage medication after the meals to minimize nausea, indigestion, or diarrhea.

    • If there is a history of lactic acidosis or undergoing radiological treatment, inform the doctor before taking Glyciphage.

    What else should I know?

    1. What should I do if I miss a dose? If you forget to take the medication at the usual time, you must take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, you must skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.

    2. Are there any storage precautions for metformin? Store the medication at room temperature (25°C) and away from direct heat. Keep the drug out of reach of children.

    3. Should I take vitamin B12 supplements with metformin? Long-term use of metformin may cause vitamin B12 deficiency in few patients. You should consult your doctor and discuss it. Do not take vitamin B12 supplements without your physician’s prescription.

    4. Is metformin effective for the type 1 diabetes? No. Metformin is not effective for the treatment of type 1 or juvenile diabetes.

    5. Can I take any other medications along with metformin? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications.

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