Glyciphage Tablet

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Glyciphage Tablet Information

Glyciphage Tablet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Diabetes.

The optimal dosage of Glyciphage Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Glyciphage Tablet include Stomach Upset, Difficulty urinating. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Glyciphage Tablet can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Glyciphage Tablet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Glyciphage Tablet has a Mild effect for pregnant women and Moderate effect on lactating mothers. Warnings related to Glyciphage Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Glyciphage Tablet can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Glyciphage Tablet in conditions like Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Anemia, Shock. Other contraindications of Glyciphage Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Besides this, Glyciphage Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

You should also be aware that Glyciphage Tablet is safe while driving, and is addiction.



Glyciphage Tablet Benefits & Uses

Glyciphage Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Glyciphage 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 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Glyciphage 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 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 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Glyciphage does not damage the kidneys.

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


    Glyciphage is completely safe for the liver.

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


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

    Safe


Glyciphage Tablet Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Glyciphage Tablet

  • Is this Glyciphage Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Glyciphage Tablet does not cause addiction.

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


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

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Glyciphage 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 Tablet for mental disorders.

    No

Glyciphage Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Glyciphage Tablet


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

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Glyciphage Tablet


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

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Glyciphage 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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