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Glyciphage - Glyciphage contains oral antidiabetics, prescribed for type 2 diabetes. Indications: This combination medication contains oral antidiabetics, prescribed for type 2 diabetes. It is not for treating type 1 diabetes. Contraindications: Contraindicated in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis, with or without coma, severe kidney disease, bladder cancer and hypersensitivity.
Dosage: The recommended initial dose is 15 mg/500 mg or 15 mg/850 mg tablet once or twice daily
Usage: It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
Precautions: Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart failure or heart disease, liver disease, bladder cancer, eye problems caused by diabetes, lung problems, thyroid problems, stomach problems, infection, fever, recent injury, history of bone fracture, weak bones any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking Glyciphage. Follow diet and exercise program as directed by your physician. It should not be used in children. It may lead to dehydration; drink adequate fluid. Avoid alcohol consumption while taking Glyciphage. Monitor kidney and liver function, fasting blood glucose, hemoglobin A1c, blood counts, and eye examinations regularly while taking Glyciphage.
Side Effects: ♦ Most Common - Upper respiratory tract infection, diarrhea, swelling in the extremities, and headache. Miscellaneous - Urinary tract infection, dizziness, weight gain, muscle pain, tooth disorder, diabetes, and inflammation of pharynx. Warning: Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions: Store it at room temperature (25°C). ♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA Active ingredients: Pioglitazone and Metformin