Delivery Time: ~7 days
Delivery Time: ~7 days
What is Glucophage?
Glucophage (Metformin) is a medication in class of antidiabetics, which is developed for patients with type 2 diabetes, particularly for those who suffer from obesity. The drug can be used as a part of a complex treatment and in combination with insulin. It works by reducing glucose produced by the liver. Moreover, the prescription of Glucophage should be supported by a suitable diet plan and regular exercises.
What are the indications for using Glucophage?
Glucophage is incorporated in treatment of the following disorders:
- Type 2 diabetes is a disease manifested through having high blood sugar and resistance to insulin. The drug is prescribed to effectively regulate the levels of sugar in blood.
- Polycystic ovary syndrome. Glucophage helps lower the levels of sugar in women with PCOS and help them achieve ovulation.
What is the dosage of Glucophage?
The dosage of Glucophage should always be approved by your medical advisor. Glucophage can be combined with other drugs and, in such case, the dosage requires an adjustment. The maximum daily dose of Glucophage is 2,500 mg. Tablets should be consumed whole with food in order to avoid nausea.
What are the contraindications for using Glucophage?
You should inform your health care specialist if you have a medical history of severe asthma, serious lung diseases or any problems with kidney or liver. Alcohol should be avoided during the period of treatment, as it increases the risk of getting lactic acidosis. Glucophage can be prescribed during pregnancy only after a consultation with a medical advisor. The medication is not appropriate for people who suffer from type 1 diabetes.
What are the adverse effects of Glucophage?
Common adverse effects of Glucophage may include diarrhea, stomach discomfort, painful urination, insomnia, and muscle pain. In case you experience any of these mild adverse effects, consult with your medical advisor in order to adjust the dosage of the drug. More severe adverse effects, such as body aches, fever, swelling of limbs, pounding heartbeats, rapid weight gain, require an immediate medical help. Glucophage can lead to development of lactic acidosis, so if you experience any complications, such as difficulty breathing, severe nausea, numbness in legs or arms, or slow heartbeats, don’t hesitate to get emergency medical help.