Glucophage (Metformin)

TypeDrug NameDosagePrice from 
drug typeGlucophage500 mg$63.99
drug typeGlucophage850 mg$63.99

Generic Equivalent of Glucophage

TypeDrug NameDosagePrice from 
drug typeMetformin500 mg$22.99
drug typeMetformin500 mg/150 ml$91.99
drug typeMetformin850 mg$22.99


Glucophage Information

reviewed by reviwer portrait Dr. Bolanle Aina, Pharmacist on 1/4/2021 11:02:53 AM.
Generic Glucophage 850 mg
* The product images are for reference only. Generic equivalents may also be supplied by alternate manufacturers.

How and Where to Buy Glucophage Online?


You can buy Glucophage online through our Canadian International Pharmacy at huge savings. We offer RX and OTC medications online with a valid prescription from your doctor. At Canadian Pharmacy World, your health is our priority. You can place the order online, by mail, by fax or toll-free over the telephone at 1866-485-7979.

Are There Alternative Names for the Brand and Generic Glucophage?


Glucophage is available from United Kingdom. The generic form of Glucophage is metformin also called Sandoz Metformin and is manufactured by Sandoz.

What Dosages and Forms is Glucophage Available In?


Glucophage (metformin hydrochloride) is available as 500mg dosage form in the packaging of 84 tablets. The generic form of Glucophage is supplied in the dosage form of 500 mg and 850 mg in quantities of 500 and 200 tablets respectively.

What Is Glucophage used for?


Glucophage is indicated in addition to exercise and diet, for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults by improvement of blood sugar levels. It helps to control blood sugar by making your body respond better to insulin produced naturally by the body through:

• The decrease in the amount of sugar made by the liver

• The decrease in the amount of sugar absorbed by your intestines

Can Glucophage (Metformin) Be Used To Treat Other Conditions?


Recent studies have shown that metformin can target and delay the aging process, that is it has anti-aging beneficial effects. It has also shown effective results in the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), prediabetes and gestational diabetes. It has also shown efficacy in countering weight gain caused due to antipsychotic medications.

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Glucophage?


Like all other medications, Glucophage can also cause side effects. Most common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, stomach upset, gas, abdominal bloating and loss of appetite. These side effects generally fade away with time and are less bothersome when the medication is taken with meals. Glucophage can rarely lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), especially when you drink alcohol, do not eat enough or take other medicines to lower blood sugar. In very rare cases, Glucophage can lead to a life-threatening side effect known as lactic acidosis, which is caused by the build-up of lactic acid in your blood. It mostly occurs in people whose kidneys do not function properly. Symptoms of lactic acidosis include weakness, unusual muscle pain, troubled breathing, unexpected stomach discomfort, nausea, vomiting, feeling cold, dizziness or light-headedness, slow or irregular heartbeat. If you experience any of these symptoms, stop taking Glucophage and seek medical help immediately. These are not all the side effects of Glucophage. If you experience any unexpected effect, consult your health care professional right away.

Are there any Precautions and Drug interactions for Glucophage?


Do not drink a lot of alcohol if you are taking Glucophage as this can increase your chances of getting lactic acidosis (a life-threatening condition). To know more about lactic acidosis, visit here.

Do not take Glucophage if you:

• Have unstable or insulin-dependent diabetes (type 1 diabetes)

• Have acute or chronic metabolic acidosis (including diabetic ketoacidosis, with or without coma, history of ketoacidosis with or without coma

• Have a history of lactic acidosis (too much lactic acid in the blood)

• Drink a lot of alcohol

• Have severe liver or kidney diseases

• Are going to have an X-ray procedure with injection of iodinated contrast materials

• Suffer from dehydration (have lost a lot of water from the body

• Have a severe infection or trauma

• Are allergic to metformin
hydrochloride or any of the ingredients in Glucophage

• Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant

• Are breastfeeding

• Have cardiovascular collapse (abrupt failure of blood circulation

• Have surgery and during the recovery phase


Before you start taking Glucophage, be sure to tell your doctor if you:

• Have cardiovascular collapse (abrupt failure of blood circulation

• Have lactic acidosis

• Have severe liver or kidney problems

• Are 80 years old and did not have your kidney function tested

• Suffer from serious dehydration (have lost a lot of water from the body

• Have metabolic diseases such as diabetic ketoacidosis

• Drink a lot of alcohol

• Are going to have an X-ray procedure with injection of iodinated contrast materials

• Have surgery and during the recovery phase

• Develop a serious medical condition such as heart attack, severe infection, stroke

• Develop or experience worsening of heart disease and heart failure

• Are pregnant or planning a pregnancy

• Are breastfeeding

• Are anemic or have vitamin B12 deficiency

Drug interactions


You should tell your healthcare professional about all the medications and skin products that you use, including any prescription or non-prescription vitamins or herbal supplements. Medicines which interact with Glucophage include:

• Some other diabetic drugs such as glyburide

• Furosemide

• Nifedipine

• Cationic drugs like amiloride, digoxin, morphine, procainamide, quinidine, quinine, ranitidine, triamterene, trimethoprim, and vancomycin

• Blood thinning agents such as phenprocoumon or other antivitamin K anticoagulants

• Diuretics, especially loop diuretics as they increase the risk of lactic acidosis by decreasing renal function

• Drugs that lead to hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) such as thiazides and other diuretics, corticosteroids, phenothiazines, thyroid products, estrogens, oral contraceptives, phenytoin, nicotinic acid, calcium channel blockers, isoniazid, beta-2-agonists

• ACE inhibitors may lower blood sugar and the combination of these with Glucophage should be monitored carefully

Glucophage Storage and Safety Information


The medication should be stored at a room temperature between 15°C and 30°C, in well-closed containers. It should be kept out of sight and reach of children.

References:


1. http://www.sanofi.ca/products/en/glucophage.pdf
2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9408071
3. https://www.healio.com/endocrinology/diabetes/news/print/endocrine-today/%7B3d599445-6a21-46c9-b694-7d91409a503f%7D/beyond-diabetes-metformin-may-prove-to-be-a-wonder-drug

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