Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet

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Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet Information

Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Diabetes.

The optimal dosage of Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet include Stomach Upset, Difficulty urinating. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet is Mild for pregnant women and Moderate for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Anemia, Shock must refrain from the use of Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other contraindications of Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug reaction of Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet with other medicines has been reported. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to the above precautions for Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Glyciphage SR 850 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 SR 850 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Glyciphage SR 850 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 SR 850 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 SR 850 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Glyciphage does not damage the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet on the Liver?


    Glyciphage is completely safe for the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet on the Heart?


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

    Safe


Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet

  • Is this Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet does not cause addiction.

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


    Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Glyciphage SR 850 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 SR 850 Tablet for mental disorders.

    No

Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet


    There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet with food.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet


    Consuming Glyciphage SR 850 Tablet with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Glyciphage SR 850 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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