Category

Glucophage XR

Generic Name: Metformin SR

Product Description

Glucophage XR extended release tablets are used for treating type 2 diabetes. It is used along with diet and exercise. It may be used alone or with other antidiabetic medicines. Glucophage XR extended-release tablets are a biguanide antidiabetic. It works by decreasing the amount of sugar that the liver produces and the intestines absorb. It also helps to make your body more sensitive to the insulin that you naturally produce.

Medication Name

Strength

Quantity

Price

Rewards

 

Glucophage XR

500 mg

100 Tab.

$109.00

0

Glucophage XR

500 mg

300 Tab.

$125.00

0

Glucophage XR

750 mg

100 Tab.

$115.00

0

Glucophage XR

750 mg

300 Tab.

$139.00

0



Alternative

Medication Name

Strength

Quantity

Price

Rewards

 

Metformin ER

500 mg

400 Tab.

$139.00

0

Metformin ER

500 mg

200 Tab.

$119.00

5




Prescription Glucophage XR Drug Information

Glucophage XR extended-release tablets may rarely cause a serious and sometimes fatal condition called lactic acidosis. Most of these cases have occurred in diabetic patients who also have certain kidney problems. The risk of lactic acidosis may be greater if you have liver problems, kidney problems, or heart failure. The risk may also be greater in patients who are elderly or drink alcohol. Lab tests, including kidney function, may be performed while you take Glucophage XR extended-release tablets. Do not begin to take Glucophage XR extended-release tablets if you are 80 years or older unless lab tests show that you do not have decreased kidney function. Do not take it if you have a severe infection, have low blood oxygen levels, or are dehydrated. Tell your doctor you take Glucophage XR extended-release tablets before you have any surgery or lab procedures. Some medical conditions may interact with Glucophage XR extended-release tablets. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances if you have heart failure, especially heart failure that is treated by medicine if you have a history of heart problems, lung or breathing problems, thyroid problems, stomach or bowel problems (eg, paralysis, blockage), adrenal or pituitary problems, or lactic acidosis if you have vomiting, diarrhea, poor health or nutrition, low blood calcium or vitamin B12 levels, or anemia, or if you are dehydrated if you have an infection, fever, recent injury, or moderate to severe burns if you drink alcohol or have a history of alcohol abuse if you will be having surgery or certain lab procedures if you are taking a beta-blocker (eg, propranolol) Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Glucophage XR extended-release tablets. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following: Calcium channel blockers (eg, nifedipine), corticosteroids (eg, prednisone), diuretics (eg, furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide), estrogen, hormonal contraceptives (eg, birth control pills), insulin, isoniazid, nicotinic acid, phenothiazine (eg, chlorpromazine), phenytoin, sulfonylureas (eg, glipizide), sympathomimetics (eg, albuterol, pseudoephedrine), or thyroid hormones (eg, levothyroxine) because the risk of high or low blood sugar may be increased Amiloride, cimetidine, digoxin, morphine, procainamide, quinidine, quinine, ranitidine, triamterene, trimethoprim, vancomycin, or medicines that may harm the kidney (eg, aminoglycoside antibiotics [eg, gentamicin], amphotericin B, tacrolimus) because they may increase the risk of Glucophage XR extended-release tablets's side effects. Ask you doctor if you are unsure if any of your medicines might harm the kidney


 
 
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