This medicine is for oral use only. Swallow this medication as a whole with water. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take this medication at a fixed time each day if it is indicated for everyday use.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Glucophage XR 500mg Tablet. Alcohol intoxication can increase the risk of lactic acidosis particularly in case of fasting, malnutrition or hepatic impairment.
Glucophage XR 500mg Tablet should be safe to use during pregnancy because either animal or human studies have not shown any adverse effects on the fetus, however, uncontrolled hyperglycemia in people with PCOS can increase the risk of congenital abnormalities and intrauterine death.
Limited human studies suggest that Glucophage XR 500mg Tablet does not represent a significant risk to the baby when used during pregnancy. In regards to limited data, please consult your doctor to decide on discontinuation of breastfeeding or Glucophage XR 500mg Tablet.
Glucophage XR 500mg Tablet usually does not affect the ability to drive. Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Glucophage XR 500mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease, especially in patients with creatinine clearance less than 60mL/min. Patients with severe kidney disease has high risk to get lactic acidosis. Dose adjustment of Glucophage XR 500mg Tablet and regular check up to monitor renal function may be needed. Please consult your doctor before consumption.
Glucophage XR 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease due to increased risk of lactic acidosis. Hence liver function test should be done before initiating Glucophage XR 500mg Tablet. Discontinuation of Glucophage XR 500mg Tablet may be needed if there is deterioration of liver function. Please consult your doctor.