Carbophage XR 500 Tablet is best taken with food to avoid nausea and abdominal pain. You should take it regularly, at the same time each day, to get the most benefit. You should not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor recommends it. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes. Therefore, it is important to stay on the diet and exercise program recommended by your doctor while taking this medicine.
The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, taste change, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and loss of appetite. Some people may develop hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when this medicine is taken along with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol, or upon skipping a meal. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly while taking it.
Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any kidney, liver, or heart problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor will check your kidney function tests before starting treatment with it. Avoid excessive alcohol intake while taking it as this may increase the risk of developing some side effects.
USES OF CARBOPHAGE TABLET
- Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus
BENEFITS OF CARBOPHAGE TABLET
In Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control the level you will reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life.
SIDE EFFECTS OF CARBOPHAGE TABLET
Common side effects
HOW TO USE CARBOPHAGE TABLET
HOW CARBOPHAGE TABLET WORKS
Use of Carbophage XR 500 Tablet is, however, not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE CARBOPHAGE TABLET?
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
Q: What does CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG do exactly?
A: In type 2 diabetes, your body will not able to make enough insulin or respond normally to the insulin made by their bodies. This medicine acts by decreasing glucose production from the liver and decreases absorption of glucose from the intestine after taking food while improving the sensitivity of the body organs and muscles towards insulin.
Q: Can CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG make you sleepy?
A: This medicine is usually well tolerated and does not cause sleepiness. But rarely, it causes sleep disorders and insomnia.
Q: How to take CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG?
A: Take this medicine with or after a meal. Do not crush or chew the medicine and swallow it with a glass of water. Always take as prescribed by your doctor.