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  • Diabetes
  • Maturity onset diabetes mellitus
  • Insulin resistance
  • Polycystic ovarian disease

Glucophage Tablet 500mg

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Glucophage contains the generic drug Metformin, which belongs to the class biguanides. It is given to lower blood glucose levels

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Glucophage Tablet Uses

Glucophage tablet is an anti-hyperglycemic medicine used to treat conditions characterized by high glucose levels in the blood, such as diabetes or insulin resistance. It helps lower blood glucose levels by combating insulin resistance.

Glucophage Tablet Uses in Urdu

Glucophage ٹیبلٹ ایک اینٹی ہائپرگلیسیمیک دوا ہے جو خون میں گلوکوز کی اعلی سطح جیسے ذیابیطس یا انسولین کے خلاف مزاحمت کی خصوصیات کے علاج کے لیے استعمال ہوتی ہے۔ یہ انسولین مزاحمت کا مقابلہ کرکے خون میں گلوکوز کی سطح کو کم کرنے میں مدد کرتا ہے۔

Glucophage Tablet 500mg formula

  • Metformin

Available forms

  • Tablets

Risks and warnings

You should know the risks and warnings of Glucophage tablet to prevent its misuse.

There are some specific circumstances under which the use of certain medications is contraindicated or considered dangerous. So when taking any medicine, it's always a good practice to familiarize yourself with its risks and warnings.

The risks and warnings associated with Glucophage tablet are:

  • Pregnancy

You might need to take Glucophage during pregnancy if you have gestational diabetes. However, you should still consult your doctor before using it.

  • Breastfeeding

If you are breastfeeding, do not use Glucophage before prior approval from your healthcare provider.

  • Allergic to Metformin

Patients who are allergic to Metformin should avoid the use of Glucophage tablet to prevent an allergic reaction.

How to use Glucophage Tablet 500mg?

  • Swallow it whole with a glass of water
  • Take it half an hour before food intake
  • Do not crush or chew the tablet.
  • The recommended dosage of Glucophage tablet is 500mg twice a day. However, it may vary according to condition.

Glucophage Side Effects

Some common side effects of Glucophage are:

  • Hypoglycemia
  • GI upset
  • Taste disturbance
  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Hepatitis
  • Skin reactions
  • Reduced B12 absorption
  • Lactic acidosis (rarely)


The use of Glucophage tablet is contraindicated in the following conditions:

  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Liver or kidneys impairment
  • Cardiac or respiratory failure

Drug Interactions

Glucophage can interact with the following medications:

  • Acetazolamide
  • Diatrizoate
  • Dichlorphenamide
  • Ethanol
  • Gatifloxacin
  • Iodamide
  • Iodipamide
  • Iodixanol
  • Iohexol
  • Iomeprol
  • Iopamidol
  • Iopromide
  • Iothalamate
  • Ioversol
  • Ioxaglate
  • Ioxilan
  • Methazolamide
  • Metrizamide
  • Topiramate
  • Zonisamide

Storage Conditions

  • Store the medicine at room temperature
  • Keep out of reach and sight of children
  • Protect it from light and moisture


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of Glucophage Tablet 500mg in Pakistan?

The Glucophage Tablet 500mg price in Pakistan is Rs. 149

What is Glucophage Tablet 500mg used for?

Glucophage Tablet 500mg is used in the following conditions:
  • Diabetes
  • Maturity onset diabetes mellitus
  • Insulin resistance
  • Polycystic ovarian disease

What is Glucophage Tablet 500mg composed of?

Glucophage Tablet 500mg is composed of:
  • Metformin

Do you need a prescription to buy Glucophage Tablet 500mg?

To buy Glucophage Tablet 500mg you must have a prescription signed by your doctor.


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