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GLYCIPHAGE P 15 MG/500 MG TABLET SR

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Composition for GLYCIPHAGE P

Pioglitazone(15 mg),Metformin(500 mg)

food interaction for GLYCIPHAGE P

alcohol interaction for GLYCIPHAGE P

pregnancy interaction for GLYCIPHAGE P

lactation interaction for GLYCIPHAGE P

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking pioglitazone with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
Taking metformin with alcohol may cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, somnolence, abdominal upset, or other unusual symptoms.
UNSAFE
Glyciphage p 15 mg/500 mg tablet sr may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for GLYCIPHAGE P

Pioglitazone(15 mg)

Uses

Pioglitazone is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Pioglitazone restores body's ability to use insulin to lower blood sugar level. Also decreases amount of glucose absorbed from food in the intestine and decreases glucose production from liver.

Common side effects

Numbness, Abnormal liver function tests, Bladder cancer, Bone fracture, Insomnia, Nasal infection, Visual impairment, Weight gain
Metformin(500 mg)

Uses

Metformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

How it works

Metformin restores body's ability to use insulin to lower blood sugar level. Also, decreases amount of glucose absorbed from food in the intestine and decreases glucose production from liver.

Common side effects

Flatulence, Muscle pain, Abdominal bloating, Chest pain, Skin rash, Flushing, Abdominal pain, Nail disorder, Diarrhoea, Headache, Indigestion, Bitter taste, Constipation, Allergic reaction, Heartburn

Common Dosage for GLYCIPHAGE P 15 MG/500 MG TABLET SR

Patients taking GLYCIPHAGE P 15 MG/500 MG TABLET SR

  • 50%
    Once A Day
  • 29%
    Twice A Day
  • 14%
    Thrice A Day
  • 7%
    Four Times A Day

SUBSTITUTES for GLYCIPHAGE P

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Expert advice for GLYCIPHAGE P

Consult your doctor if you have any mental confusion, persistant abdominal pain, dark uine, yellowing of skin/eyes or easy bruising, Check your blood sugar regularly.
Consult your doctor: 
  • If you are allergic to pioglitazone or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. 
  • If you have heart failure or have had heart failure in the past.
  • If you have liver disease.
  • If you have had a complication of diabetes causing rapid weight loss, nausea or vomiting (diabetic ketoacidosis) or a special type of diabetic eye disease with swelling of the back of the eye(macular edema).
  • If you have ever had bladder cancer and blood in urine.
  • If you have cysts on your ovaries (polycystic ovary syndrome).

Frequently asked questions for GLYCIPHAGE P

Pioglitazone

Q.Does pioglitazone cause hair loss?
No, pioglitazone does not cause hair loss. However, if you experience such side effects, consult your doctor

Q.Does pioglitazone cause bladder cancer or any other cancer?
In clinical studies, more people who took pioglitazone for more than one year developed bladder cancer as compared to those who did not take pioglitazone. It is recommended to consult your doctor about the risk of taking this medication if you have had bladder cancer in the past or have a history of passing blood in urine. No other cancer type has been linked with use of pioglitazone

Q.Does pioglitazone cause heart failure?
Pioglitazone can cause fluid retention, which may worsen or precipitate heart failure

Q.Is pioglitazone safe?
Pioglitazone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Metformin

Q.Is Metformin a birth control pill/ insulin / statin/ banned drug?
Metformin (also available as glyciphage, glycomet, glycomet SR) is an antidiabetic drug used in treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly in overweight patients, as an adjunct to the diet and exercise

Q.Is metformin safe?
Metformin is generally safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Can I take metformin forever?
Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is metformin good for weight loss / weight loss in non-diabetics?
Metformin is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly in overweight patients.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 January, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)