FAQs ABOUT GLYCIPHAGE 850MG
What does GLYCIPHAGE 850MG do exactly?
In type 2 diabetes, your body will not be able to make sufficient insulin or respond normally to the insulin made by your body. GLYCIPHAGE 850MG acts by decreasing glucose production from the liver and decreases absorption of glucose from the intestine after taking food while improving the sensitivity of the body organs and muscles towards insulin.
Can GLYCIPHAGE 850MG make you sleepy?
GLYCIPHAGE 850MG is usually well tolerated and does not cause sleepiness. But rarely, it causes sleep disorders and insomnia.
How to take GLYCIPHAGE 850MG?
Take GLYCIPHAGE 850MG with meal or after a meal. Do not crush or chew the medicine and swallow it with a glass of water. Always take as prescribed by your doctor.
Can GLYCIPHAGE 850MG cause low blood sugar levels? How to know its symptoms?
No, GLYCIPHAGE 850MG when used alone does not cause low blood sugar levels, when used in combination with other diabetic drugs or insulin may cause low blood sugar levels. Symptoms include increased sweating, visual disturbances, fast heartbeat, dizziness.
Can I take GLYCIPHAGE 850MG with alcohol?
No, taking GLYCIPHAGE 850MG with alcohol may alter your blood sugar levels and can cause serious side effects like lactic acidosis (excess build up of lactic acid in the blood). This medical condition should be treated only at the hospital. Usually, your doctor may warn about the symptoms of lactic acidosis.