Biciphage 500 Tablet
Biciphage 500 MG Tablet is an antihyperglycemic medicine used to control high blood sugar levels. It is the first preferred medicine effectively used in people with type II diabetes (a condition where your body cannot produce sufficient insulin or resists insulin).
Biciphage 500 MG Tablet helps in insulin production, which in turn reduces the excess blood sugar levels in your body. It also helps in minimizing the risk of diabetes-associated complications such as blindness, kidney damage, stroke (decreased blood flow to your brain), and heart attack. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is necessary while taking this tablet.
Biciphage 500 MG Tablet may cause side effects like headache, nausea, diarrhoea, stomach pain, reduced blood sugar levels, weight gain, etc. Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to it. Alcohol intake can also cause reduced blood sugar levels. You may feel tired or uneasy during the treatment at the initial stages, hence avoid driving vehicles or operating machines.
Biciphage 500 MG Tablet can be taken with food for better absorption. For the ease of remembering, take this tablet around the same time every day. Avoid taking Biciphage 500 MG Tablet for a long period unless prescribed by your physician as it may cause severe side effects. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using this medicine.
List of substitutes for Biciphage 500 MG Tablet
Diacip 500 MG Tablet
Formin 500 MG Tablet
Alkem Laboratories Ltd.
Glycomet 500 MG Tablet
Metformin 500 MG Tablet
Metsar 500 MG Tablet
Unichem Laboratories Ltd.
Major & minor side effects for Biciphage 500 MG Tablet
Nausea and vomiting
Loss of appetite
Uses of Biciphage 500 MG Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Type II Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a health condition that occurs due to the excess blood sugar levels in your body. This results in decreased insulin (hormone produced by the pancreas) production that is responsible for the conversion of glucose from the food taken into the form of energy. Diabetes is of 2 types- type I DM (no production of insulin) and type II DM (insulin resistance). Biciphage 500 MG Tablet is used to reduce blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes of both adults and children.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that results due to the enlargement of ovaries with cysts developed in the outer lining of the ovary. This mainly occurs in women of reproductive age due to hormonal imbalance or prolonged menstrual cycle. Biciphage 500 MG Tablet is also sometimes used in treating Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
When not to use?
Avoid taking Biciphage 500 MG Tablet or any other formulation containing it if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of your face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.
Biciphage 500 MG Tablet should be avoided for use if you have metabolic acidosis (electrolyte disorder with altered acid-base balance in your body) since it may worsen your condition.
Severe kidney impairment
Do not take Biciphage 500 MG Tablet if you have severe kidney impairment with changes in serum creatinine levels or abnormal creatinine clearance as it may worsen your health condition due to severe side effects.
Warnings for special population
Use of Biciphage 500 MG Tablet should be avoided during pregnancy as it may affect the foetus. Hence your physician may advise a safer alternative with the same therapeutic effect based on your clinical condition.
It is not known whether Biciphage 500 MG Tablet passes into breast milk. Hence is not recommended for use during breastfeeding. Your physician may advise a safer alternative with the same therapeutic effect based on your clinical condition.
Biciphage 500 MG Tablet may cause damage to the kidneys when used in the presence of kidney problems. Close monitoring of kidney function may be required.
Use of Biciphage 500 MG Tablet should be discontinued in people exposed to stressful conditions such as a fever, trauma (severe injury), surgeries, or accidents since it may not be effective in controlling blood sugar levels in these conditions.
Type I diabetes
Biciphage 500 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in people having Type I diabetes (a condition where the pancreas produces little or no insulin) since it is not effective in treating such cases.
Biciphage 500 MG Tablet may cause diarrhoea during the initial stage of therapy which mostly subsides by itself. However, if the problem persists for a longer duration contact your doctor immediately.
Try not to skip a dose of Biciphage 500 MG Tablet. In case a dose is skipped, do not add it up to the next dose.
Reach the nearest emergency medical department immediately or contact your 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
Consumption of alcohol should be avoided while treatment with Biciphage 500 MG Tablet due to severe side effects like reduced blood sugar levels, dizziness etc.
Interaction with Medicine
Iodinated Contrast Media
Vitamin B12 deficiency
Biciphage 500 MG Tablet should be used with extreme caution if you have vitamin B12 deficiency since it may worsen your condition. Appropriate vitamin B12 supplementation and dose adjustments may be required based on your clinical condition.
Biciphage 500 MG Tablet should be taken with caution if you have heart problems or problems associated with blood vessels due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs is recommended.
Biciphage 500 MG Tablet may cause lactic acidosis if you have septicemia (blood poisoning), kidney and heart problems. Therefore, close monitoring of blood glucose levels, kidney function, heart function, and liver function may be required.
Biciphage 500 MG Tablet should be taken with caution if you have hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels). Close monitoring of blood sugar levels is recommended.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Take Biciphage 500 MG Tablet as instructed by your doctor.
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.
Always maintain a strict exercise and diet regimen for better results.