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About Carbophage XR 500mg Tablet 10’s

Carbophage XR 500mg Tablet 10’s contains Metformin which belongs to a group of anti-diabetic medicines called biguanides used in the treatment of diabetes. It helps to lower the increased blood glucose level in type 2 diabetes patients.

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic or lifelong disorder that affects the way our body processes glucose. People with type 2 diabetes either do not produce enough insulin or the insulin produced is unable to perform its function in the body (insulin resistance). Middle-aged or older individuals are most likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes, so it is also known as adult-onset diabetes.

Carbophage XR 500mg Tablet 10’s is prescribed for the condition of type 2 diabetes when diet and exercise alone cannot control their blood sugar levels. It is the first-line therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes. Carbophage XR 500mg Tablet 10’s restores the body’s response to insulin, decreases the amount of blood sugar produced by the liver and delays the absorption of sugar by the stomach or intestines. Besides, Carbophage XR 500mg Tablet 10’s has off-label usage in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) where it helps normalize the menstruation cycle by restoring the body’s hormonal balance, lowers blood sugar levels and stimulates ovulation. 

Usually, Carbophage XR 500mg Tablet 10’s does not cause very significant side effects. Common side effects include diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting or a metallic taste in the mouth. In very rare cases, it may cause a condition known as lactic acidosis (too much lactic acid in the body) with symptoms like dizziness, drowsiness, muscle pain etc. Your sugar level may go down while taking this medicine with heavy exercise, drinking excessive alcohol, or skipping meals. Talk to the doctor about any of the health conditions listed above that may require urgent medical treatment.

Carbophage XR 500mg Tablet 10’s works best when coupled with a healthy lifestyle like losing weight if you are overweight (BMI >25), eating fewer calories (low fat and sugary food), and being more physically active (at least 150 min of activity every week).

Uses of Carbophage XR 500mg Tablet 10’s

Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Directions for Use

Carbophage XR 500mg Tablet 10’s should not be used unless prescribed by a doctor. Carbophage XR 500mg Tablet 10’s should be taken with meals to help reduce stomach or bowel side effects or as directed by your doctor. Your doctor will advise you how often you take your tablets on the basis of your medical condition. Swallow Carbophage XR 500mg Tablet 10’s with a full glass of water.


Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Carbophage XR 500mg Tablet 10’s

Every medicine has some sort of side effects. In the beginning days of the treatment with Metformin, you may suffer from digestive problems, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and, loss of appetite might occur. But these would be temporary and may be relieved after some time. However, if you still have discomfort speak with your doctor. When taken alone, Carbophage XR 500mg Tablet 10’s does not cause sudden lowering of blood sugars (hypoglycaemia). But when combined with factors like poor nutrition, skipping meals, alcohol intake or strenuous exercise, it may lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugars). So it is better to have regular monitoring of blood sugar level. In case any side effect becomes troublesome, speak with your doctor.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

Some diabetic patient taking Carbophage XR 500mg Tablet 10’s may develop a serious condition called lactic acidosis. In lactic acidosis, there is too much of lactic acid accumulated in the blood. So, your liver and kidney proper functioning is required for elimination of excess lactic acid from the blood. You should not take metformin if you have kidney disease, as measured by a blood test. Carbophage XR 500mg Tablet 10’s may lower vitamin B-12 levels, so try to have blood test annual blood and vitamin. Carbophage XR 500mg Tablet 10’s when used with insulin may extremely lower the blood sugar level. So, the doctor may lower the dose of insulin.

Pack Size

15 gm, 20 gm


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