Glyciphage (Metformin Hydrochloride)
What is Glyciphage (Metformin Hydrochloride) used for?
Glyciphage (Metformin Hydrochloride) is an oral medications prescribed to treat patients with type 2 diabetes. It operates by balancing blood glucose levels to prevent symptoms such as vision problems, nerve pain, or severe fatigue. The medication is normally prescribed along with a balanced diet and regular exercise to get the best results. Your physician may prescribe it for other unlisted purposes, as well.
How should I use Glyciphage (Metformin Hydrochloride)?
Glyciphage (Metformin Hydrochloride) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results. The correct dosage will be determined by your weight, age, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be taken whole and unaltered with a full glass of water after eating a meal. Do not split, chew, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Glyciphage (Metformin Hydrochloride)?
Side effects associated with the use of Glyciphage (Metformin Hydrochloride) include:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical assistance are flu symptoms, unusual swelling, weight gain, trouble breathing, or signs of lactic acidosis (numbness, severe muscle pain, or irregular heart rate). These conditions may require emergency medical attention or alterations to your dosage to prevent further problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Glyciphage (Metformin Hydrochloride) if the patient is a young child, if you have alcoholism, diabetic keto-acidosis, dehydration, sepsi, shock, heart failure, alcohol poisoning, difficulty breathing, or reduced liver or kidney function as these conditions may cause serious complications during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Glyciphage (Metformin Hydrochloride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.