Drug Class: What is Glucophage XR and why is it prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does Glucophage XR work?
Dosage: How should you take Glucophage XR?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Glucophage XR
Special information on Glucophage XR
Glucophage XR side effects
|Drug Class: What is Glucophage XR and why is it prescribed?|
Generic Glucophage, is an oral anti-diabetic medication used to treat
type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes (formerly adult-onset). Generic Glucophage / Metformin is not used to treat type 1 (insulin- dependent) diabetes (formerly juvenile-onset).
|Drug Mechanism: How does Glucophage XR work?|
Generic Glucophage XR 500 mg / Metformin helps your body to regulate the amount of glucose
(sugar) in your blood.
|Dosage: How should you take Glucophage XR?|
Do not take more or less of Generic Glucophage than directed
by your doctor. The drug should be taken with food to reduce the possibility
of nausea or diarrhea, especially during the first few weeks of therapy.
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Glucophage XR|
If Generic Glucophage is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Generic Glucophage with the following:
|Special information on Glucophage XR|
Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding:
If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, tell your doctor immediately. Generic Glucophage should not be taken during pregnancy. Since studies suggest the importance of maintaining normal blood sugar (glucose) levels during pregnancy, your doctor may prescribe insulin injections instead.
|Glucophage XR side effects|
Side effects of Generic Glucophage XR 500 mg cannot be anticipated. If any
develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your
doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Generic Glucophage XR 500 mg.
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