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Glucobay M 50 (500/50 mg) Tablet

Manufactured byBayer Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsMetformin (500 mg) + Acarbose (50 mg)
Description

Glucobay M 50 (500/50 mg) Tablet is a combination medicine used to control high blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Patients are advised to maintain a strict exercise and diet regimen along with this medicine to get the best possible effect.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Glucobay M 50 (500/50 mg) Tablet

  • Yellow colored eyes or skin
  • Abdominal pain
  • Flatulence
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Weakness
  • Chest discomfort
  • Headache
  • Runny Nose
  • Belching and Heartburn
  • Swollen joints

Uses of Glucobay M 50 (500/50 mg) Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Type II Diabetes Mellitus
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 hour of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 to 8 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to acarbose, metformin, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.

Gastrointestinal disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of gastrointestinal diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, colonic ulceration, or any intestinal obstruction since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Severe kidney impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a severe impairment of kidney function due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

Metabolic Acidosis

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with metabolic acidosis since it may worsen the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Hypoglycemia

This medicine may cause hypoglycemia in some patients. This risk is especially higher in patients suffering from kidney diseases, malnourishment, pituitary gland diseases, etc. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments may be required based on the clinical condition. Your doctor may advise you to carry a sugar candy to counteract the effects of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia).

Liver disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of liver disease due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Kidney disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of kidney disease due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Stress

Use of this medicine should be discontinued in patients exposed to stressful conditions such as a fever, trauma, surgeries, or accidents since it may not be effective in controlling blood sugar levels in these conditions. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered under your doctor's supervision.

Type I diabetes

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from Type I diabetes since it is not effective in treating such patients.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
Interaction with Medicine

Amlodipine

Aripiprazole

Estradiol

Gatifloxacin

Furosemide

Corticosteroids

Iodinated Contrast Media

Aloe Vera

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of liver impairment due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis since the risk of adverse effects is significantly high. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered under your doctor's supervision.

Vitamin B12 deficiency

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with vitamin B12 deficiency since it may worsen the patient's condition. Appropriate vitamin B12 supplementation and dose adjustments may be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. It is advised to take this medicine with meals. Your dose is likely to change over time based on therapeutic response and clinical condition. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is recommended during treatment with this medicine. You should always carry a sugar candy with you to counteract unexpected lowering of blood sugar levels. Do not change the dose or duration of use without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Metformin decreases absorption of glucose from the intestines and increases the action of insulin in the body. Acarbose blocks the production of glucose.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Oral anti-diabetic combinations, Combination of oral biguanidies and alpha-glucosidase inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

DailyMed - Metformin Hcl tablet [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 1 March 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=2d98aea3-35ba-447a-b88f-a5a20b612b2f

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 22 September 2017]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/19973#Machineops

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 6 April 2017]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/19972

DailyMed - Acarbose tablet [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 6 April 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=6c2db888-775c-4baf-a1b4-1cfa63b83357
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