Glyciphage SR 500mg

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Glyciphage SR 500 mg tablet contains Metformin, effectively controlling type 2 diabetes. Know how it regulates blood sugar levels.

Pack Size Qty Price Unit Price  
60 Tablet/s
$5.40 $0.09
100 Tablet/s
$9.00 $0.09
10 Tablet/s
$1.00 $0.10
30 Tablet/s
$3.00 $0.10
  • Generic Name : Metformin Hydrochloride Tablets
  • Brand Name : Glucophage SR
  • Manufacturer Name : Franco-Indian (India)
  • Delivery Days : 10 To 12 Working Days
  • Presentation : Tablet/s (Blister Packing)

What is Glyciphage SR 500 mg?

Glyciphage SR 500 mg is an oral antidiabetic medicine containing Metformin to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. Type 2 diabetes, like a chronic condition, involves high blood sugar levels due to insulin resistance and impaired insulin secretion. 

The use of Metformin improves your body's insulin sensitivity. It also reduces glucose production in the liver and enhances glucose uptake by muscle cells. As a result, Glyciphage SR 500 mg helps control blood sugar levels and prevents severe complications of diabetes. 

Alone with the treatment, your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes. Therefore, staying on a diet and exercising as instructed by your doctor while taking Glyciphage SR 500 mg is essential. 

How does Glyciphage SR 500 mg work?

Glyciphage SR 500 mg is an antidiabetic medicine containing Metformin, a drug from the class of Biguanide. Metformin works by lowering the production of glucose in the liver. It delays the absorption of sugar(glucose from the intestines) and enhances the body's sensitivity to insulin. 

How to take Glyciphage SR 500 mg?

Take Glyciphage SR 500 mg only when prescribed, as directed. Swallow the tablet with a glass of water before the meal, and do not chew or break the tablet during intake. Take Glyciphage SR 500 mg regularly at fixed intervals, and do not miss any dose. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember it, but if it's too late, skip it. Please wait for the next dose and take it at its scheduled time. Do not consume an overdose or double dose to compensate for your missed dose. 

What are the side effects of Glyciphage SR 500 mg?

Use of Glyciphage SR 500 mg tablet in some rare cases can pose some unwanted side effects like:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea 
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach pain
  • Changes in taste, metallic taste

Usually, the side effects do not persist, and they get well soon, but if they become severe and last longer, seek medical care. 

What are the precautions and warnings related to Glyciphage SR 500 mg?

  • A person having allerg to Metformin or drugs from the class of Biguanide should avoid taking Glyciphage SR 500 mg.  
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking Glyciphage SR 500 mg, as it can increase the risk of side effects.
  • In case of pregnancy or breastfeeding, it would be best to contact a doctor before you start taking Glyciphage SR 500 mg.
  • Be cautious if you are undergoing surgical procedures. You may need to temporarily discontinue Glyciphage SR 500 mg to prevent lactic acidosis and do it only on the doctor's advice. 
  • This medicine is not for patients with severe uncontrolled diabetes. Also, patients having breathing or blood circulation problems should discuss it with their doctor before considering using it. 
  • Glyciphage SR 500 mg is not for use in children less than the age of 10 years.
  • Patients with severe liver or kidney disease must consult their doctor to start with 500 mg of Glucophage SR tablet. 
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