Carbophage SR 500mg Tablet 10'S


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METFORMIN HYDROCHLORIDE 500MG
By Merck Ltd
Prescription Needed
Rs.18.82
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Drug Information for Carbophage SR 500mg Tablet 10'S

What is CARBOPHAGE SR?

  • CARBOPHAGE SR contains called Metformin hydrochloride which belongs to a group of medicines called biguanides
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION

THERAPEUTIC USES

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

INTERACTIONS

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

SIDE EFFECTS

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What CARBOPHAGE SR is used for?

  • It is used as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus
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TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR

PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING

CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

Talk to your doctor before taking CARBOPHAGE SR If you,

  • are allergic to metformin hydrochloride
  • have type 1 diabetes
  • have severely reduced kidney function/liver problems/heart problems/breathing problems
  • have uncontrolled diabetes, with, for example, severe hyperglycaemia (high blood glucose), nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, rapid weight loss, lactic acidosis
  • have ketoacidosis (a condition in which substances called 'ketone bodies' accumulate in the blood and which can lead to diabetic pre-coma)
  • have dehydration as it may lead to kidney problems, which can put you at risk for lactic acidosis
  • have a severe infection, such as an infection affecting your lung or bronchial system or your kidney
  • drink a lot of alcohol
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  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine
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  • It is not recommended for children
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Tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. It is especially important to mention the following:

  • topiramate, zonisamide, acetazolamide or dichlorphenamide (carbonic anhydrase inhibitors)
  • ranolazine, vandetanib, dolutegravir, and cimetidine
  • other medicines used to treat diabetes such as insulin
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  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
  • Swallow CARBOPHAGE SR whole and never crush, cut or chew
  • The recommended starting dose of CARBOPHAGE SR is 500 mg orally once daily with the evening meal
  • Increase the dose in increments of 500 mg weekly on the basis of glycemic control and tolerability, up to a maximum of 2000 mg once daily with the evening meal

If you take more CARBOPHAGE SR

  • If you have taken more CARBOPHAGE SR than you should have, you may experience lactic acidosis. Talk to your doctor straight away

If you forget to take CARBOPHAGE SR

  • Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Take the next dose at the usual time
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

SERIOUS

COMMON

Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms, which could be signs of lactic acidosis

  • dizzy or lightheaded
  • cold in your hands or feet
  • very weak or tired
  • slow or irregular heartbeat
  • trouble in breathing
  • stomach pains, nausea or vomiting
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  • digestive problems, such as feeling sick (nausea), being sick (vomiting), diarrhoea, abdominal discomfort
  • changes in taste
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

STORAGE

  • Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which your body does not make enough insulin, and the insulin that your body produces does not work as well as it should
  • Your body can also make too much sugar. When this happens, sugar (glucose) builds up in the blood. This can lead to serious medical conditions such as heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, and amputation
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  • Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children
  • Do not use CARBOPHAGE SR after the expiry date
  • Store at room temperature (15-25°C)
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Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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