Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet

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  • Manufactured by: Merck Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Metformin (1000 mg)
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Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet Information

Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. Diabetes are some of its major therapeutic uses.

The right dosage of Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet include Stomach Upset, Difficulty urinating. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet as well, which are listed below. Usually, these side effects of Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Mild and Moderate while nursing. It is important to know if Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Anemia, Shock must refrain from the use of Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet since this can cause severe adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet are listed in the contraindications section below.

Besides this, Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Diabetes Type 2
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Diabetes Type 2
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Diabetes Type 2
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Diabetes Type 2
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Carbophage rarely shows harmful effects in in pregnant ladies. Even if it does, the effects are mild

    Mild
  • Is the use of Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women may feel side effects of Carbophage. If you see any side effects, stop taking Carbophage immediately and talk to your doctor. Take Carbophage again, only after your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Carbophage is not harmful for kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet on the Liver?


    Carbophage is not harmful for the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet on the Heart?


    You can take Carbophage without any fear of damage to the heart.

    Safe


Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet

  • Is this Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet has not been reported.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet since it does not cause drowsiness.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet for mental disorders.

    No

Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet


    Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet, due to a lack of research on this.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet


    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet as it can have severe side effects.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Carbophage XR 1000 Tablet

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take Carbophage with statin?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Yes, Carbophage can be taken with the statin. There is no serious or harmful interaction have been observed between them. Some studies say that it's possible your blood sugar (blood glucose) level may increase when you take a statin, which may lead to developing type 2 diabetes. The risk is small but important enough that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning on statin labels regarding blood glucose levels and diabetes.

Question over 5 years ago

How to use Carbophage?

ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

Carbophage should be taken with food to reduce stomach and bowel side effects, which may experience the first few weeks of treatment. Also, exercise regularly and test for sugar in your blood or urine as directed.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Carbophage cause stomach ulcers?

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Carbophage commonly cause stomach upset like diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. To avoid these side effects you should take Carbophage with your meal and increase the dose gradually.

Question over 5 years ago

What are the uses of Carbophage?

Dr. Haleema Yezdani MBBS , General Physician

Carbophage is used with a proper diet and exercise program, to treat diabetes. It is also used with other medication to reduce the high blood sugar. It is used in a patient with type2 diabetes. It is also used in the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and cancer.

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take alcohol with Carbophage?

Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

No, you should not take alcohol with Carbophage, because it can cause serious side effects which includes hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). The risk of hypoglycemia is higher when you're drinking and taking Carbophage than if you're just taking Carbophage. Some of the signs of hypoglycemia include dizziness, confusion, and drowsiness.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Glucophage® (metformin hydrochloride)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 275-276

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 825-826

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