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  • Unsafe when combined with alcohol. Follow your physician's advice.


  • Safe and does not interfere with the ability to drive


  • Safe for pregnant women


  • Safe for lactating women


  • Unsafe and risky for patients with renal issues. Follow your physician's advice.

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CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB is primarily used to lower blood glucose levels in people with Type 2 Diabetes. This medicine is also effectively used to delay the onset of diabetes in association with change in diet and lifestyle modifications. 

Special Instructions for CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB

• CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB is a modified release tablet which means they have a special coating which allows the active ingredient of CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB to be released slowly over time.
• CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB is intended for adult patients only.
• Remember to always take it with meals to avoid hypoglycemic events (sudden dip in blood glucose levels).
• A low- carbohydrate healthy diet and 45 mins of brisk walk daily along with CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB has been found to give very good results in people with type 2 diabetes.
• Before driving or performing any strenuous activity after taking CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB, make sure your blood glucose levels are in good control.
• Do not hesitate to speak with a doctor if you experience hazy vision, dizziness, yellowing of skin, shaky hands, extreme anxiousness, severe stomach pain and profuse sweating.
• Do not take CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB if you have liver problems, severely reduced kidney function, uncontrolled diabetes, with, severe hyperglycaemia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, rapid weight loss, lactic acidosis or ketoacidosis, dehydration, if you have been treated for acute heart problems or have recently had a heart attack or have severe circulatory problems or breathing difficulties, if you drink alcohol heavily, if you are under 18 years of age.
• Useful tips: If you smoke, try to stop. Exercise regularly. Limit drinking or drink as little alcohol as possible. Follow proper diet. Check glucose levels regularly.





Q) How does CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB helps in the treatment of diabetes?
A) Abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood causes diabetes, it is a chronic condition. Insulin produced by the pancreas helps in lowering blood glucose. Inability of the body to properly use insulin or absence or insufficient production of insulin causes diabetes. Type 2 diabetes people do not make enough insulin, or their body does not respond properly to the insulin which it does make. This causes a build-up of glucose in the blood which can cause several serious long-term problems. CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB helps in making the body more sensitive to insulin and helps in returning to the normal way that body uses glucose.

Q) Can CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB help in curing type 2 diabetes?
A) Diabetes is a life-long condition. However, research for its cure is in progress. CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB helps in managing and delaying the progress of the condition effectively along with diet and lifestyle modifications.

Q) Can other anti-diabetes medicines be taken along with CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB?
A) Yes, other anti-diabetes medicines can be safely taken along with CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB to achieve good control over diabetes provided it is prescribed by a doctor, preferably an endocrinologist/diabetologist.

Q) Does CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB cause weight loss?
A) Yes, one can experience weight loss while consuming CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB.

Q) Can I consume alcohol with CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB?
A) Alcohol with CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB can lead to unpleasant side effects and elevation of blood sugar levels leading to poor control of diabetes. You are strongly recommended to avoid alcohol along with CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB as much as possible.

Q) Are there any long-term complications of taking CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB?
A) CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB is considerably a safe drug to treat people with type 2 diabetes. However, some reported long term usage hints some conditions such as nephropathy and in extreme rare cases lactic acidosis.

Q) Can obese people take CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB?
A) Yes, people suffering from obesity can safely take CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB. In fact, according to research, long term usage of this drug helps in preventing obese people from other diabetes induced complications such as cardiovascular diseases.

Q) Can I stop taking CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB on my own?
A) No, please do not suddenly stop taking CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB without consulting your doctor even if your blood sugar levels have become normal. In case you are facing any discomfort such as stomach pain or vomiting, inform your doctor and he/she will guide you in the best way possible.

Q) How to store CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB?
A) CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB does not require any special storage conditions.

Q) Which medications I should not take along with CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB?
A) Some medicines may reduce the effect of CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB or interact with CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB or cause serious side-effects when given both at same time. Your doctor may need to check your blood glucose frequently and kidney function tests, or your doctor may need to adjust the CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB dose especially if you are taking medicines like diuretics (water tablets) such as furosemide, NSAID and COX-2 inhibitors, such as ibuprofen and celecoxib, ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor antagonists, Steroids such as prednisolone, mometasone, beclomethasone, Epinephrine, verapamil, rifampicin, cimetidine, dolutegravir, ranolazine, trimethoprim, vandetanib, isavuconazole, crizotinib, olaparib. So, always inform and check with your doctor before taking CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB with other medications.

Q) Is CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB safe on overdose?
A) You are strongly advised not to take any medicine extra or overdose. If you have taken CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB extra dose by mistake, you may have unusual symptoms. Lactic acidosis is more likely you can experience on overdose of CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB. Symptoms of lactic acidosis include vomiting, bellyache with muscle cramps, severe tiredness, difficulty in breathing, reduced body temperature and heartbeat. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should immediately contact your doctor, as lactic acidosis may lead to coma.

Q) Can I have x-rays or scan during while on CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB medication?
A) No, you are advised not to have x-rays or scans which require injection of iodinated contrast (dye). You are advised to inform your doctor if you are going to have these tests. He/she may advise you to stop CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB for certain period if you are undergoing any surgery or any of the above tests. Also, your doctor will monitor your glucose levels until the surgery or tests get completed.

Q) Can I take CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB if I am pregnant?
A) No, you are advised not take CARBOPHAGE XR 500MG TAB if you are pregnant. Your doctor may prescribe Insulin, which is more suitable for controlling blood glucose during pregnancy. Your doctor will replace metformin with insulin while you are pregnant.

Q) What happens if hyperglycemia is not treated?
A) You are advised to consult your doctor immediately if your random blood sugar readings are high. Your doctor may start your treatment for this after monitoring your blood sugar levels for a while. Consult your doctor as soon as possible since long-term hyperglycaemia can lead to heart disease, blindness, kidney damage, poor blood circulation and gangrene. One can also experience tiredness or lack of energy, headache, thirst, passing large amounts of urine and blurred vision as signs of hyperglycaemia.

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Brands Merck Ltd
Composition METFORMIN 500 MG
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