initial single dose of the drug "Glucophage" monotherapy is 500 or 850 mg.Take your medicine at the same time should be 2-3 times a day.Further, depending on the level of hypoglycemia, it is necessary to gradually increase the amount of the product.The dose for the elderly is selected individually, taking into account indicators of the level of creatinine in the kidneys and blood glucose.
maintenance dose usually is 1500-2000 mg per day, divided into 2-3 receptions.The maximum amount of funds that are allowed to take over the day is 3000 mg.This dose should be used also for 3 times.
Drink "Glucophage" should be during or immed
iately after a meal.Tablets should be swallowed whole.To prevent side effects from the stomach, it is recommended to increase the dosage gradually, and the multiplicity of receiving funds to make the maximum - 3 times a day.
Persons who are already taking drugs gipoglekemicheskie should start treatment pills "Glucophage" at a dosage of 1000 mg 3 times a day.Application of previous tools should stop simultaneously with the start of therapy "Glucophage".
In the combined treatment with insulin, the drug at a dose of 500 mg or 850 mg taken 2-3 times a day, and tablets of 1000 mg - 1 times per day.The insulin dose in this case is adjusted individually according glucose readings.
Children 10 years old can take "Glucophage" as monotherapy or supplementing it with insulin.Starting the dosage of 500 mg 2-3 times a day.After 10-15 days, according to the level change of hypoglycemia, the dosage should be adjusted.The maximum amount of drug which can be applied to children, is 2000 mg per day.It must be divided by 2-3 times.