Carbophage XR 500 Tablet

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  • Manufactured by: Merck Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Metformin (500 mg)
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    Carbophage XR 500 Tablet Information

    Carbophage XR 500 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Diabetes are some of its major therapeutic uses.

    The right dosage of Carbophage XR 500 Tablet depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

    The side effects typically associated with Carbophage XR 500 Tablet include Stomach Upset, Difficulty urinating. Some other side effects of Carbophage XR 500 Tablet have been listed ahead. Such side effects of Carbophage XR 500 Tablet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

    Carbophage XR 500 Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Mild and Moderate while nursing. In addition, Carbophage XR 500 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Carbophage XR 500 Tablet related warnings section.

    Carbophage XR 500 Tablet can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Carbophage XR 500 Tablet in conditions like Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Anemia, Shock. Other contraindications of Carbophage XR 500 Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

    Besides this, Carbophage XR 500 Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

    In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Carbophage XR 500 Tablet is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



    Carbophage XR 500 Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Carbophage XR 500 Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Carbophage XR 500 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 500 Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Carbophage XR 500 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 500 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 500 Tablet on the Kidneys?


      Carbophage is not harmful for kidneys.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Carbophage XR 500 Tablet on the Liver?


      Carbophage is not harmful for the liver.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Carbophage XR 500 Tablet on the Heart?


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

      Safe


    Carbophage XR 500 Tablet Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Carbophage XR 500 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Carbophage XR 500 Tablet

    • Is this Carbophage XR 500 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      Forming a habit of Carbophage XR 500 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 500 Tablet since it does not cause drowsiness.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but take Carbophage XR 500 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 500 Tablet for mental disorders.

      No

    Carbophage XR 500 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Carbophage XR 500 Tablet


      Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Carbophage XR 500 Tablet, due to a lack of research on this.

      Unknown
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Carbophage XR 500 Tablet


      Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Carbophage XR 500 Tablet as it can have severe side effects.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Carbophage XR 500 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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