A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Glucophage is a TABLET.
Glucophage is used to stabilize the amount of sugar in the blood (blood glucose) in people who suffer from diabetes mellitus. Metformin generic is administered with a proper exercise and diet, alone or possibly in combination with other medications to control high blood sugar and diabetes. It is generally used in individuals with type 2 diabetes.
Metformin generic functions by facilitating to reestablish your body's appropriate response to the insulin produced naturally. It also cuts the amount of sugar produced by the liver, and that is absorbed by the intestines/stomach.
Metformin 500 mg controls high blood sugar which eventually prevents:
The dose of Glucophage 500mg will differ from patient to patient. Follow your doctor's instructions and the guidelines provided on the label. Take Glucophage 500mg by mouth (orally) with a meal, 1 to 3 times, at the same time every day. You are required to drink plenty of liquids while consuming Metformin 500 mg. Your consultant can increase or decrease the quantity of the dose, depending on the levels of your blood glucose.
Each Glucophage 500mg tablet contains:
Before taking Glucophage, inform your clinician or doctor if you have any other medical conditions and are taking any medicines for them. Metformin 500 mg consists of inactive ingredients that can cause adverse reactions. If you experience any of the side effects listed above, seek help immediately.
If you are pregnant, Metformin generic should be consumed only if it is absolutely necessary. Talk about the dangers and advantages of the medicine with your doctor.
Metformin 500 mg can impact the menstrual cycle and escalate the chances of getting pregnant. It also passes into the breastmilk, so if you are a nursing mother, you may want to talk to your doctor before starting this medication.
Limit alcohol consumption while consuming Glucophage as it may increase the risk of developing low blood sugar and lactic acidosis.
Glucophage benefits most patients with diabetes. However, it may cause undesirable side effects in some people. The adverse reactions of Glucophage are: