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Diagraf Information

Diagraf is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Diabetes.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Diagraf. 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 Diagraf include Stomach Upset, Difficulty urinating. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Diagraf as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Diagraf are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Diagraf has a Mild effect for pregnant women and Moderate effect on lactating mothers. Further, the section on Diagraf related warnings talks about Diagraf's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Diagraf can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Diagraf in conditions like Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Anemia, Shock. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Diagraf contraindications section.

Drug reaction of Diagraf with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Diagraf is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Diagraf Benefits & Uses

Diagraf is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Diagraf 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

Diagraf Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Diagraf safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may get mild side effects from Diagraf.

    Mild
  • Is the use of Diagraf safe during breastfeeding?


    If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Diagraf. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Diagraf on the Kidneys?


    Using Diagraf does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Diagraf on the Liver?


    Diagraf is not harmful for the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Diagraf on the Heart?


    Using Diagraf does not have any harmful effects on the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Diagraf with Other Drugs

Diagraf should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Diagraf Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Diagraf

  • Is this Diagraf habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Diagraf has not been reported.

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


    Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Diagraf as it does not make you drowsy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Diagraf should be used only after doctor's advice.

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


    Diagraf is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Diagraf Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Diagraf


    Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Diagraf, due to a lack of research on this.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Diagraf


    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Diagraf as it can have severe side effects.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Diagraf

Question over 5 years ago

How to use Diagraf?

ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

Diagraf 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

How does Diagraf work for PCOS?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

Diagraf increases the sensitivity of insulin, young women with PCOS often have elevated insulin levels and are more likely to develop diabetes. It is often prescribed for women with PCOS to help prevent diabetes. A lifestyle that includes healthy nutrition and daily exercise is the most important part of a PCOS treatment plan.

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take alcohol with Diagraf?

Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

No, you should not take alcohol with Diagraf, 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 Diagraf than if you're just taking Diagraf. Some of the signs of hypoglycemia include dizziness, confusion, and drowsiness.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Diagraf cause stomach ulcers?

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

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

Question over 5 years ago

How does Diagraf help in weight loss?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

Diagraf helps in weight loss by reducing appetite and food intake. It also increases the insulin sensitivity in your body to work more effectively. This lead to decreased glucose production increases the use of glucose and decrease the fat deposition further helps in weight loss. However, Diagraf is not approved for weight loss, this is an off-label use.



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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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