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Glifage: what is it for and how to take it

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Glifage: what is it for and how to take it
Glifage: what is it for and how to take it

Glifage is an oral antidiabetic drug with metformin in its composition, indicated for the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, which helps maintain normal blood sugar levels. This remedy can be used alone or in combination with other oral antidiabetic drugs.

In addition, this medication is also indicated in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which is a condition characterized by irregular menstrual cycles, excess hair and obesity.

Glifage is available in doses of 500 mg, 850 mg and 1g and can be purchased in pharmacies, in the form of tablets, for a price of around 18 to 40 reais.


How to use

Glifage tablets can be taken with or after a meal, and treatment should be started with small doses, which can be gradually increased. In the case of a single dose, the tablets must be taken with breakfast, in the case of two doses per day, the tablets must be taken with breakfast and dinner, and in the case of three daily doses, the tablets must be taken for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Glifage can be used alone or in combination with other medications.

Treatment of diabetes

Generally, the starting dose is one 500 mg tablet twice daily or one 850 mg tablet daily in adults. In children over 10 years of age, the starting dose is 500 mg or 850 mg once daily.

Treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome

Generally, the recommended dose is 1,000 to 1,500 mg per day, divided into 2 or 3 doses, and it is advisable to start treatment with a low dose, 500 mg per day, and gradually increase the dose until reaching the desired dosage.

Possible side effects

Some of the most common side effects that may occur during treatment with Glifage are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain and loss of appetite.

Who should not use

Glifage is contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding. In addition, patients with low output, alcoholics, severe burns, dehydration and patients with heart, respiratory and renal failure.

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