Glucophage is a famous medication which provides treatment type 2 diabetes. Glucophage acts controlling and decreasing glucose (sugar in blood).
Glucophage is oral antihyperglycemic drug from the biguanide class.
Glucophage is not taken to treat type 1 diabetes.
You can normally take insulin while using Glucophage.
Generic name of Glucophage is Metformin.
Glucophage is available in:
- 500mg Min Dosage
- 850mg Low Dosage
- 1000mg Standard Dosage
Glucophage can be taken in form of pills and extended-release pills which should be taken by mouth.
It is better to take Glucophage every day at the same time with meal or without it.
Usual Glucophage dosage is taken 2-3 times a day with meals.
Glucophage XR (extended-release tablets) is taken once a day with evening meal.
Take Glucophage and remember that its dosage depends on patient's health state.
Glucophage can't be used by patients under 10 years. Glucophage XR (extended-release tablets) can't be used by patients under 17 years.
It can be dangerous to stop Glucophage taking suddenly.
Missing a dose
In case of dose missing you should take your tablet as soon as you remember. Do not take double dosage. And if it is right time for the next dosage you should continue your regular schedule of Glucophage taking.
Do not take Glucophage tablets in large quantities. In case of Glucophage overdosage, you need to visit doctor or health care provider immediately.
You can experience following symptoms of Glucophage overdosage: coma, dizziness, migraine, fainting, weakness, feeling cold, pain of muscle, retching, flushing, seizure, dyspepsia, fast heartbeat, extreme fatigue, tremors, pain of stomach, sweating, short breath, slow heartbeat, hunger, breathing problems, loss of appetite.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture, light and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.