Generic Name - Metformin
Category - Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Generic for Glucophage* is indicated for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, combined with a balanced diet and exercise. Diabetes develops when the body proves unable to burn sugar and the unused sugar builds up in the bloodstream. Metformin (Generic for Glucophage*) lowers the amount of sugar in your blood by decreasing sugar production and absorption and helping your body respond better to its own insulin, which promotes the burning of sugar.
Generic for Glucophage* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Glucophage* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Glucophage* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Heart failure that is treated with medications
Hormone changes or problems
Serious infection or injury
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Glucophage*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Generic for Glucophage* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericGlucophage*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic Glucotrol for type 2 diabetes mellitus is 5 milligrams taken before breakfast. Depending upon blood glucose response, the doctor may increase the initial dose in increments of 2.5 to 5 milligrams
Generic for Glucophage* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic Glucotrol side Effects include hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) which can cause symptoms such as anxiety or nervousness, confusion, difficulty concentrating, hunger, pale skin, nausea, fatigue, perspiration, headache, palpitations,breathing difficulties, severe skin reactions or excessive phlegm, fever, chills, sore throat, skin rash and redness.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic Glucotrol.
Generic for Glucophage* and Pregnancy
If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, do inform your doctor immediately. Generic for Glucophage* should not be taken during pregnancy. Since studies suggest the importance of maintaining normal blood sugar (glucose) levels during pregnancy, your doctor may prescribe insulin injections instead.
Generic for Glucophage* and Breastfeeding
Studies do not indicate whether Generic for Glucophage* appears in human milk. Therefore, women should discuss with their doctors whether to discontinue the medication or to stop breastfeeding. If the medication is discontinued and if diet alone does not control glucose levels, then your doctor may consider insulin injections.
Generic for Glucophage* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Glucophage* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Glucophage* and Geriatric
Studies indicate that older people and those who are malnourished or in a weakened state are generally given lower doses of Generic for Glucophage* because their kidneys may be weaker, making side effects more likely.
The above information about Generic for Glucophage* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.