GLUCOPHAGE XR 750mg Tablet 30s

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Drug Strength: 750mg
Drug Form : Tablet
Pack Size : 30s
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Metformin (HCl):750mg | Oral hypoglycemics

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    Manufactured / Marketed By : MerckProduct Form : TabletPack Size : 30sIngredients : Metformin (HCl):750mgGeneric Category : Oral hypoglycemics

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    How it works

    GLUCOPHAGE XR 750mg Tablet 30s helps to control the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood. It decreases the amount of glucose you absorb from your food and the amount of glucose made by your liver.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for GLUCOPHAGE XR 750mg Tablet 30s

    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Abdominal pain
    • Loss of appetite
    • Weakness
    • Chest discomfort
    • Headache
    • Runny Nose
    • Belching and Heartburn
    • Swollen joints rare

    Uses of GLUCOPHAGE XR 750mg Tablet 30s

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Type II Diabetes Mellitus

      This medicine is used along with an appropriate diet and exercise regimen to reduce blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.

    • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

      This medicine may be used for the treatment of the condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (disorder related to hormones which may result in the enlargement of ovaries with cysts developed in the outer lining of the ovary).

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours of administration.

    • Duration of Effect

      The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4 to 8 hours.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit-forming tendencies were reported.

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to GLUCOPHAGE XR 750mg Tablet 30s , any other biguanides, or inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.

    • Metabolic Acidosis

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with metabolic acidosis since it may worsen the patient's condition.

    • Severe kidney impairment

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe impairment of kidney function due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

    • Breast-feeding

      This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

    General Warnings
    • Lactic Acidosis

      This medicine may cause lactic acidosis, which may be fatal, in some patients. This risk is especially higher in patients suffering from heart diseases, kidney diseases, etc. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

    • Kidney diseases

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of kidney diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

    • Stress

      The use of this medicine should be discontinued in patients exposed to stressful conditions such as fever, trauma, surgeries, or accidents since it may not be effective in controlling blood sugar levels in these conditions. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered under your doctor's supervision.

    • Type I diabetes

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from Type I diabetes since it is not effective in treating such patients.

    • Diarrhea

      This medicine may cause diarrhea when therapy is initiated. In most cases, diarrhea subsides by itself. Contact your doctor if the problem persists for a longer duration. Therapy may need to be discontinued in some cases based on the clinical condition.

    • Vitamin B12 deficiency

      This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with vitamin B12 deficiency since it may worsen the patient's condition. Appropriate vitamin B12 supplementation and dose adjustments may be required in some cases.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

    • Overdose

      Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Amlodipine moderate
    • Estradiol moderate
    • Gatifloxacin severe
    • Iodinated Contrast Media severe
    • Aloe Vera moderate
    • Formoterol moderate
    Disease interactions
    • moderate

      This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with vitamin B12 deficiency since it may worsen the patient's condition. Appropriate vitamin B12 supplementation and dose adjustments may be required based on the clinical condition.

    • severe

      This medicine should be administered with extreme caution in patients suffering from a disease of the heart or blood vessels due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

    • severe

      This medicine may cause lactic acidosis in some patients. This risk is especially higher in patients with kidney diseases, heart diseases, or septicemia. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels, kidney function, heart function, and liver function may be required for such patients based on the clinical condition. Report any symptoms such as fatigue, breathing difficulty, increased sleep, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, irregular heartbeat, etc. to the doctor immediately. Appropriate corrective measures and discontinuation of therapy may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

    • moderate

      This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients taking other antidiabetic agents (e.g. sulfonylureas, insulin, or meglitinides) or who are predisposed to hypoglycemic episodes due to the risk of hypoglycemia. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments may be required based on the blood glucose levels.

    General Instructions

    Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Your dose is likely to change over time based on therapeutic response and clinical condition. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is recommended during treatment with this medicine. You should always carry a sugar candy with you to counteract an unexpected lowering of blood sugar levels. Do not change the dose or duration of use without consulting your doctor.

    Other details

    • To be taken with food
    • To be taken as instructed by doctor
    • May cause sleepiness

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