Carbophage Sr(500mg)

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Composition

Metformin(500mg)

SALT INFORMATION

Metformin(500mg)

TYPICAL USAGE

It is used in the treatment of patient's with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes). Metformin controls high level of sugar in the blood therefore prevents kidney damage, blindness and peripheral nerve problem.

SIDE EFFECTS

The common side effects are urge to vomit, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, malabsorption of vitamin B12, taste disturbance, and altered liver functions. Also, the patient may have the side effects of lactic acidosis (symptoms are vomiting, abdominal pain with muscle cramps, not feeling well with severe tiredness, and difficulty in breathing), and skin reactions such as redness of skin, itching, hives (pale red, raised, itchy bumps of skin).

DRUG INTERACTION

Taking metformin with other anti-diabetic drugs may lead to excessive lowering of bloodsugar. If you go for an X-ray or scan, do not take metformin before and at least 48 hours afterwards. Metformin with diuretics (furosemide), anti-asthmatic drugs such as salbutamol or terbutaline, or corticosteroids (prednisone) may affect the glucose control. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.

MECHANISM OF ACTION

Metformin decrease the level of glucose in the body by 1. Delays glucose absorption. 2. Decreases hepatic and renal glucose output. 3. Increases the peripheral glucose utilisation by enhancing anaerobic glycolysis (Breaking of sugar in the body). 4. Increasing the sensitivity of liver, muscle, fat, and other tissues to the uptake and effects of insulin.

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INTERACTIONS

Can I take Carbophage Sr(500mg) during pregnancy?

The drug should not be used by pregnant women. Experiences of drug use and evidence from studies in pregnant women have shown high risk to fetus. The risk of drug use in pregnant women outweighs the benefit.

Can I take Carbophage Sr(500mg) while breastfeeding/lactation?

Contraindicated: The drug should not be used by breastfeeding women, as evidences from studies have shown that there is a high risk of causing significant damage to infants.

Can I take Carbophage Sr(500mg) with alcohol?

Since there is some doubt about the results of concurrent use in this interaction, it is advised to give some guidance to the patient about its possible adverse effects and/or consider close monitoring.