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Glyciphage-PG 1 Tablet SR

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Overview

Introduction

Glyciphage-PG 1 Tablet SR is a combination medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. This medicine is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps in proper utilisation of insulin, thereby lowering the blood sugar levels.

Glyciphage-PG 1 Tablet SR should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It must be taken with food to avoid stomach upset. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose. Overdose may lead to low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

Some people may develop hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when this medicine is taken along with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or upon skipping a meal. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly while taking it. Other common side effects of this medicine include nausea, taste changes, diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, edema (swelling), blurred vision, bone fracture, and respiratory tract infection.

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any kidney, liver or heart problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor will check your kidney function tests before starting treatment with it. Avoid excessive alcohol intake while taking it as this may increase the risk of developing some side effects.

Uses of Glyciphage-PG Tablet SR

Side effects of Glyciphage-PG Tablet SR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Glyciphage-PG

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Weight gain
  • Blurred vision
  • Bone fracture
  • Respiratory tract infection

How to use Glyciphage-PG Tablet SR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Glyciphage-PG 1 Tablet SR is to be taken with food.

How Glyciphage-PG Tablet SR works

Glyciphage-PG 1 Tablet SR is a combination of three antidiabetic medicines: Glimepiride, Metformin and Pioglitazone. They work by different mechanisms to provide better control of blood sugar when single or dual therapy is not effective. Glimepiride is a sulfonylurea which works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose. Metformin is a biguanide. It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin. Pioglitazone is a thiazolidinedione which further increases insulin sensitivity.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Glyciphage-PG 1 Tablet SR.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Glyciphage-PG 1 Tablet SR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Glyciphage-PG 1 Tablet SR is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Monitor the breastfed baby’s blood sugar during treatment with Glyciphage-PG 1 Tablet SR
Driving
CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Glyciphage-PG 1 Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glyciphage-PG 1 Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Glyciphage-PG 1 Tablet SR is, however, not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Glyciphage-PG 1 Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glyciphage-PG 1 Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Glyciphage-PG 1 Tablet SR is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
  • It may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal.
  • Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemic symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxiety.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms such as abdominal pain, loss of appetite, or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).

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Patient Concerns

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How to control diabetes, currently having Glyciphage sr 1g
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
A person can control his or her sugar levels by regular exercise and walk or regular aerobic exercises at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY THAT IS TO MAINTAIN CALORIES INTAKE AS PER BMI .TAKE HELP OF DIABETIC EDUCATOR. VISIT YOU DOCTOR AND FOLLOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED. ALWAYS IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you SHOULD not treat it as disease but start of a healthy life.Uncontrolled sugar levels for long time leads to lower limb weakness which is neuropathy and which is followed by foot ulcers and other complications.online prescription is not allowed without seeing pt.so contact doctor nearby for any change or dose adjustment or visit my clinic at Gurugram, SERGEY NURSING HOME, C BLOCK, BALJEET COMPLEX ADREE CITY SECTOR 52 (Advanced diabetic clinic) . . . . . What medicines are you taking and what you want to know please. YOUR LATEST REPORTS PLEASE
Hello SIR GOOD MORNING. My futher is a diabitic paitent since last more than 10 years. He is now tacking GLYCIPHAGE G2 Teblet in the morning as doctors advise. (One Teblet daily). But now he done one blood suger test PP and find it increase from normal range. (PP test result 246 mg found) . What can to do now ? Can it tacken two Teblet daily ? Please give me some suggestion s. Thank you.
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
Can take glyciphage G2 in morning and glyciphage G1 in evening
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FAQs

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Glyciphage-PG?

No, it is not safe to drink alcohol while using Glyciphage-PG. Drinking alcohol may lower your blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). Also, it can increase the chances of lactic acidosis.

Q. What should I inform the doctor before taking Glyciphage-PG?

Before taking Glyciphage-PG inform your doctor if you have congestive heart failure, kidney problems, liver problems, swelling of the back of the eye. Inform the doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or a premenopausal woman. Let the doctor know if you are taking any prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Q. Can the use of Glyciphage-PG lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency?

Yes, the use of Glyciphage-PG can cause vitamin B12 deficiency as it contains metformin in it. On long-term use, it interferes with absorption of vitamin B12 in the stomach.

Q. Can the use of Glyciphage-PG cause hypoglycemia?

Yes, the use of Glyciphage-PG can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level). Symptoms of hypoglycemia include nausea, headache, irritability, hunger, sweating, dizziness, fast heart rate and feeling anxious or shaky. It happens more often if you miss or delay your meal, drink alcohol, over-exercise or take other antidiabetic medicine along with it. So, regular monitoring of blood sugar level is important. Always carry some sugary item like a candy or chocolate with you.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Glyciphage-PG?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References

  1. Glimepiride. North Harrow, Middlesex: Accord Healthcare Limited; 2008 [revised 24 Jul. 2014]. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Metformin hydrochloride oral solution. Gloversville, New York: Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc.; 2003. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Pioglitazone hydrochloride. Wooburn Green, High Wycombe: Takeda UK Ltd.; 2000 [revised 13 Sep. 2018]. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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