Glucophage SR is taken at the Diabetes mellitus of type 2 at adults (including inefficiency of group of sulphonylurea), especially in cases which are followed by obesity.
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Glucophage SR product description
Glucophage SR is a medical drug used to control type II diabetes (non-insulin dependent) in adults (especially in patients with overweight) with diet and sport, as a monotherapy or in combination with other oral hypoglycemic agents, or insulin.
Glucophage SR safety information
Therapy with Glucophage SR is forbidden for people with such conditions:
- hypersensitivity to components of the drug;
- diabetic ketoacidosis, diabetic precoma;
- renal failure of moderate and severe or impaired renal function;
- acute conditions that can lead to impaired renal function: dehydration, severe infection, shock;
- diseases of the cardiovascular system; diseases that are accompanied by low oxygen content in the body (especially acute diseases or exacerbation of chronic illness): decompensated heart insufficiency, respiratory insufficiency, recent myocardial infarction, shock;
- liver failure;
- acute alcohol intoxication, alcoholism.
Intaking of Glucophage SR has to be discontinued 48 hours before the planned surgical procedure, which is performed under anesthesia, and not to resume earlier than 48 hours after surgery or recovery of nutrition and only if normal kidney work is established.
People should keep a diet; a uniform intake of carbohydrates during all time of therapy by Glucophage SR. Persons with excessive body weight have to keep on adhering to a low-calorie diet. It is necessary to monitor the parameters of carbohydrate metabolism of persons, taking Glucophage SR, regularly.
Diabetes, which cannot be controlled in the period of pregnancy, enlarge the danger of congenital anomalies and perinatal mortality. In this case, it is better and more useful for the patient to intake insulin, rather than Glucophage SR.
The substance penetrates into breast milk, but there were no side conditions in women who were breastfeeding. Nevertheless, it is necessary to be very cautious about taking the drug during lactation. In addition, Glucophage SR is not used as a therapy for children.
The pharmaceutical product does not influence the reaction and the ability to drive.
Glucophage SR side effects
At the beginning of therapy, the most common adverse reactions are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal painful feelings and loss of appetite, which are spontaneous in most cases.
If the difficulties with the stomach do not go away, it is strictly not allowed to reduce the dosage of Glucophage SR.
Patients get a very low level of vitamin B12 and impaired taste perception; there is a violation of liver function indicators or hepatitis, which completely disappear after the abolition of Glucophage SR. It is also rare, but skin allergic reactions are observed, including erythema, pruritus, urticaria.
It must be emphasized that sometimes after taking the drug lactic acidosis can develop (a metabolic difficulty, which is caused by excessive accumulation of the drug in the body). It is mainly in persons with kidney failure. Therefore, be careful when taking the drug if you have similar complications. If you notice a very severe diarrhea or vomiting, consult a doctor immediately and stop taking the medication.