Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Selected Pack Size: 10
METFORMIN-1000MG + TENELIGLIPTIN-20MG
Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S is a combination drug of Sitagliptin (DPP4 inhibitors) and Metformin (Biguanides) belongs to the class of anti-diabetic. Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which either the body stops producing enough insulin (the hormone which helps to decrease sugar levels in the blood) or there is resistance to the action of insulin. As a result, insulin is produced in large amounts but it is not able to act on the organs of the body.
Sitagliptin belongs to the class of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors which works by increasing the amounts of certain natural substances that lower blood sugar when it is high. Another medicine Metformin belongs to the class of biguanides which lowers glucose production in the liver, delays glucose absorption from intestines and increases the body's sensitivity to insulin. Together, it prevents blood glucose levels from rising to very high levels after meals.
Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S should be taken with food to avoid an upset stomach. Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S should be taken at the same time of the day each time for best results. For better advice, your doctor will decide, what dose should be taken and it can change timely depending upon your condition. The most common side effect of Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S is hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels) characterised by dizziness, sweating, palpitations, hunger pangs, dry mouth and skin etc. So, to avoid hypoglycemia, you should not miss meals and also should carry some form of sugar along with you. Other side effects include taste change, nausea, diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, upper respiratory symptoms.
Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S should not be stopped even if you feel better, without consulting your doctor as sugar level keeps changing. If you stop taking Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S abruptly, it may increase your sugar levels which could further increase the risk of eyesight loss (retinopathy), kidney (nephropathy) and nerve damage (neuropathy). Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S should not be taken if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, severe kidney or liver disease. Please inform your doctor if you have any type of heart disease, is or planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S helps your pancreas to produce more insulin, make effective utilization of insulin, and decreases excess of sugar that your liver makes. It helps in controlling rise of blood sugar level in your body after meal. Besides this, it does not cause weight gain in the prolonged use. Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S plays a vital role in controlling blood sugar levels and prevents serious complications of diabetes like eyesight loss (retinopathy), kidney (nephropathy), nerve damage (neuropathy), diabetic foot ulcer and delayed wound healing.
Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S should not be used in patients with type 1 diabetes or with diabetic ketoacidosis. Some diabetic patients, while taking Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S, might develop a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis. In this condition, too much lactic acid is accumulated in the blood, which can damage the working of your liver and kidney required to eliminate excess lactic acid from the blood. Before you start taking Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S, tell your doctor if you’ve ever had pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), kidney disease, and low vitamin B12 levels. Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S, when used with insulin, $ name may lower the blood sugar level, leading to hypoglycaemia, which can be fatal. In this case, your doctor may adjust the dose by lowering the insulin dose or Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S. Prolonged intake of Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S may lower your thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH); hence, an annual check-up of TSH is recommended. In rare cases, you may also develop a serious skin reaction known as bullous pemphigoid that requires immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor if you are going to have a diagnostic test with an injection of dye or X-ray contrast agent. You should stop using Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S for a short time before an X-ray procedure.
Drug-Drug Interactions: Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S interacts with an anti-depressant (bupropion), drugs used to treat glaucoma, antibiotics (cephalexin, ciprofloxacin), anti-acidity drugs (cimetidine), heart condition drugs (digoxin), anti-HIV drugs (dolutegravir), ethanol, saliva reducing drugs (glycopyrrolate), iodinated X-ray contrast agents, anti-epileptic drugs (topiramate, lamotrigine), heart-related chest medicine (ranolazine). Other drug interactions can contribute to increased low blood sugar, including sex hormones (androgens), anti-oxidant (alpha-lipoic acid), pain killers (aspirin), anti-TB drugs (prothionamide), growth hormones (pegvisomant), and other antidiabetic medicines.
Drug-Food Interactions: Intake of excessive alcoholic beverages may increase the chance of a life-threatening condition known as Lactic Acidosis. So, avoid intake of alcoholic beverages with Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S.
Drug-Disease Interactions: People affected with heart diseases (like congestive heart failure and myocardial infarction), Vitamin B12 deficiency, and alcoholism should avoid intake of Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S.
It is best to avoid alcohol while taking medication.
Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S is only recommended during pregnancy when the benefit outweighs the risk. Please consult your doctor before starting Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.
Consult your doctor; Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S should be used in breastfeeding mothers only if the benefits outweigh the risks.
Drive only if you are physically stable and mentally focussed, If you experience drowsiness after taking these medications you should not drive or operate any machinery or vehicles.
If you have or had a history or evidence of any liver-related diseases, please consult the doctor before taking medicine.
If you have or had a history or evidence of any kidney-related diseases, please consult the doctor before taking medicine.
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Type 2 diabetes is a condition where the body is unable to make sufficient insulin, or the insulin that it makes doesn't work properly or utilized by our body. This can cause high blood sugar levels (hyperglycaemia). Symptoms of type 2 diabetes include increased thirst, frequent urination at night, slow wound healing, increased hunger, fatigue, and blurred vision. In some cases, there may be weight gain while in rare cases weight loss may be observed. The complication of type 2 diabetes also includes neuropathy (nerve problems), nephropathy (kidney problems), and retinopathy (damaged retina of eyes or blindness), loss of limbs, sexual dysfunction, and an increase the chance of heart attack or stroke.
Sitagliptin belongs to the class of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors which work by increasing the amounts of certain natural substances that lower blood sugar when it is high. Another medicine Metformin belongs to the class of biguanides which lowers glucose production in the liver, delays glucose absorption from the intestines and increases the body's sensitivity to insulin. Together, it prevents blood glucose levels from rising to very high levels after meals.
If you have symptoms like increased hunger, increased thirst, frequent urination (usually at night), unexplained weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision, slow wound/sores healing, and frequent infections, contact doctor as it can be a condition of type 2 diabetes.
Lactic acidosis is a rare but life-threatening condition when there is too much of lactic acid build up in the bloodstream. Long term intake of Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S may lead to lactic acidosis when cells get deprived of the oxygen levels. Symptoms of lactic acidosis include a burning sensation of muscle, muscle ache, fast breathing, nausea, and stomach pain. Immediately contact the doctor in this complication.
In case you feel that your blood sugar level is going down and you are feeling weak, immediately eat sugar candies or drink sugary beverages. It will help to balance the blood sugar level in your body. So, it is advisable to keep sugar candies with you.
Do not take excessive alcohol while taking Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S, as this may increase the risk of a life-threatening condition called as lactic acidosis (too much of lactic acid in the body).
No. Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S is only prescribed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes also called as 'non-insulin-dependent diabetes'.
Type 2 diabetes is a common form of diabetes in which the blood sugar-lowering hormone called insulin produced by the body does not function properly. Due to this, the blood glucose level increases, and symptoms such as frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger start. Diabetes, if left untreated or not treated properly, can cause long-term complications such as nerve damage, kidney damage, eye damage, foot problems, and also poses a high risk of developing heart diseases.
Afoglip M 1000 Tablet 10'S
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