Glyciphage 250 Tablet

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Glyciphage 250 Tablet Information

Glyciphage 250 Tablet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. Diabetes are some of its major therapeutic uses.

The optimal dosage of Glyciphage 250 Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Glyciphage 250 Tablet also has some side effects, the most common being Stomach Upset, Difficulty urinating. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Glyciphage 250 Tablet as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Glyciphage 250 Tablet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Glyciphage 250 Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Mild and Moderate while nursing. Further, the section on Glyciphage 250 Tablet related warnings talks about Glyciphage 250 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Glyciphage 250 Tablet is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Anemia, Shock are examples of such conditions. Some other conditions that can be affected by Glyciphage 250 Tablet are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug reaction of Glyciphage 250 Tablet with other medicines has been reported. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Glyciphage 250 Tablet is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Glyciphage 250 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Glyciphage 250 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Glyciphage 250 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Diabetes Type 2
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Diabetes Type 2
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Diabetes Type 2
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Diabetes Type 2
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Glyciphage 250 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Glyciphage 250 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women can consume [medicine]. Though Glyciphage has mild side effects when taken during pregnany

    Mild
  • Is the use of Glyciphage 250 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Glyciphage. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Glyciphage 250 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Glyciphage does not damage the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Glyciphage 250 Tablet on the Liver?


    Glyciphage is completely safe for the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Glyciphage 250 Tablet on the Heart?


    Using Glyciphage does not have any harmful effects on the heart.

    Safe


Glyciphage 250 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Glyciphage 250 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Glyciphage 250 Tablet

  • Is this Glyciphage 250 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Glyciphage 250 Tablet does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Glyciphage 250 Tablet will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Glyciphage 250 Tablet is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Glyciphage 250 Tablet for mental disorders.

    No

Glyciphage 250 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Glyciphage 250 Tablet


    There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Glyciphage 250 Tablet with food.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Glyciphage 250 Tablet


    Consuming Glyciphage 250 Tablet with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Glyciphage 250 Tablet

Question about 5 years ago

How long should I take Glyciphage for?

Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

Glyciphage can be taken forever, diabetes is a progressive disease it's possible that more medication and/or insulin may eventually need to be added to the regime. 

Question over 5 years ago

How does Glyciphage work?

Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

Glyciphage works by decreasing the hepatic glucose production. It also works to lower blood sugar by increasing your sensitivity to insulin and decreasing the amount of glucose that is absorbed from the food you eat.

Question about 5 years ago

What are the long term effects of Glyciphage?

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

The long-term use can lead to the deficiency of Vitamin B12, which can further lead to megaloblastic anemia. Furthermore, Long-term Metformin use can also lead to kidney and liver problems. 

Question about 5 years ago

How to use Glyciphage?

ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

Glyciphage should be taken with food to reduce stomach and bowel side effects, which may experience the first few weeks of treatment. Also, exercise regularly and test for sugar in your blood or urine as directed.

Question over 4 years ago

How does Glyciphage increase lactic acidosis?

Dr. Manoj Meena MBBS , General Physician

Lactic acidosis associated with Glyciphage treatment is a rare but fatal adverse effect. Lactic acidosis appears to result from biguanide interference causing an increase in production and decrease in clearance of lactate leading to higher cellular lactate levels. A decrease in pyruvate carboxylase activity, the rate-limiting enzyme in the formation of glucose from lactate, can also decrease hepatic metabolism of lactate. leading to increasing lactic acidosis. Signs and symptoms of Glyciphage induced lactic acidosis are nonspecific and include anorexia, nausea, vomiting, altered level of consciousness, hyperpnoea, abdominal pain, and thirst. 



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Glucophage® (metformin hydrochloride)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 275-276

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 825-826

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