FAQs ABOUT GLYCIPHAGE SR 1GM
What does GLYCIPHAGE SR 1GM 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 SR 1GM 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 SR 1GM make you sleepy?
GLYCIPHAGE SR 1GM is usually well tolerated and does not cause sleepiness. But rarely, it causes sleep disorders and insomnia.
How to take GLYCIPHAGE SR 1GM?
Take GLYCIPHAGE SR 1GM 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 SR 1GM cause low blood sugar levels? How to know its symptoms?
No, GLYCIPHAGE SR 1GM 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 SR 1GM with alcohol?
No, taking GLYCIPHAGE SR 1GM 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.