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DIABETROL SR TABLET

Manufacturer

Abbott Healthcare Pvt Ltd

Pack Of

10 TABLETS

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Product Details

About DIABETROL SR TABLET

DIABETROL SR TABLET belongs to the group of medications called ‘antidiabetic agents’ used in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition in which blood sugar or glucose levels rise. It occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin (metabolizes glucose) or if produced, it cannot function properly in the body.

DIABETROL SR TABLET contains two medicines, namely: Metformin and Glibenclamide. Metformin acts by decreasing liver glucose production and intestinal glucose uptake. Glibenclamide increases the production of insulin by acting on the pancreas. DIABETROL SR TABLET is not recommended for the treatment of type 1 diabetes.

DIABETROL SR TABLET is available in oral tablet dosage form. Tablets are swallowed with a whole glass of water. You should not crush, break or chew the tablets. It is advised to take tablets with food in the morning. You may experience side-effects of such as nausea (feeling sick), vomiting (falling sick), diarrhoea, stomach ache and loss of appetite. It may cause vision problems. Some patients experience decline in blood sugar levels lower than normal (hypoglycemia) resulting in sweating, dizziness, headache, confusion, feeling hungry, temporary changes in vision, uneasiness, irritability and weakness. In such cases, seek medical attention immediately.

Do not take DIABETROL SR TABLET if you are allergic to any of its contents. Before taking DIABETROL SR TABLET, inform your doctor if you are taking other medicines that include prescription or non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements or herbal products. Do not stop this medication abruptly, even if you feel better. DIABETROL SR TABLET may cause ‘lactic acidosis’ (accumulation of lactic acid in the blood), which requires immediate medical attention. The risk increases if you are previously diagnosed with kidney or liver diseases. Do not consume alcohol (risk of lactic acidosis) or fast for prolonged periods (risk of hypoglycemia). Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of DIABETROL SR TABLET

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Medicinal Benefits

DIABETROL SR TABLET contains two medicines, namely: Metformin and Glibenclamide. Metformin acts by decreasing liver glucose production and intestinal glucose uptake. Glibenclamide increases the production of insulin by acting on the pancreas. Together DIABETROL SR TABLET decreases the elevated blood sugar level after the meal along with the recommended diet and exercise. 

Directions for Use

DIABETROL SR TABLET is available as oral tablets. Tablets are swallowed as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break the tablets. Take the dose as prescribed by your doctor at a fixed time every day. It is recommended to take DIABETROL SR TABLET with food to prevent hypoglycemia.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of DIABETROL SR TABLET

DIABETROL SR TABLET may cause side-effects such as nausea (feeling sick), vomiting (falling sick), diarrhea, stomach ache and loss of appetite. It may cause vision problems. However, these side-effects are temporary and disappear after a few days. Some patients may also experience a decrease in blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). Hypoglycemia may result in sweating, dizziness, headache, confusion, feeling hungry, temporary changes in vision, uneasiness, irritability and weakness. In such cases, seek medical attention immediately.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take DIABETROL SR TABLET if you are allergic to metformin, glibenclamide or any other contents present in it. DIABETROL SR TABLET may cause ‘lactic acidosis’ (buildup of lactic acid in the blood), characterized by abdominal pain, muscle cramps, vomiting, severe fatigue, and difficulty breathing. It is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical attention. Inform your doctor if you have any severe liver or kidney problems as their normal functioning is required to eliminate excess lactic acid from the body.  Do not consume excess alcohol as it increases the risk of lactic acidosis. Inform your doctor if you have any hormonal problems, infectious diseases, or glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase - G6PD deficiency (an inherited condition that causes the breakdown of red blood cells).

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Alcohol may increase the risk of side-effects.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    DIABETROL SR TABLET should be used with caution only if prescribed by a doctor in pregnant women as it may cause toxic effects to the fetus.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Breastfeeding mothers should not take DIABETROL SR TABLET unless prescribed by your doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    DIABETROL SR TABLET may cause vision problems. So, it is not recommended to drive if your vision is blurred while using DIABETROL SR TABLET.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    DIABETROL SR TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases. Dose adjustments may be necessary.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    DIABETROL SR TABLET should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney impairment. Consult your doctor for further advice.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Prefer eating a meal that contains plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Opt for non-fat dairy products and lean meats. 
  • Eat at regular intervals. Do not take a long gap between a meal or snack. 
  • Monitor your blood glucose levels regularly as advised by your doctor. 
  • Keep a check on your weight. Shed excess weight by exercising regularly.
  • Do not take stress as it shows the effect on blood sugar levels. 
  • Quit smoking and limit alcohol intake.

Special Advise

DIABETROL SR TABLET shows optimum effects when you follow healthy lifestyle changes like weight loss, regular exercise, healthy diet, etc.

Your doctor may advice regular liver function test to monitor your status, so, always maintain regular doctor appointments.

Other Information (DIA0008)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-22

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Type 2 diabetes mellitus: Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition in which blood glucose levels are elevated in the body. Insulin is responsible for the utilization of glucose by the cells. In type 2 diabetes, the body cells do not respond to insulin or in later stages, your body may not produce enough insulin. Symptoms include excessive thirst, excessive hunger, fatigue, increased appetite and dry mouth. This condition may worsen over time and cause toxic effects if not properly treated.

FAQs

DIABETROL SR TABLET is only prescribed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus and is not recommended to treat type 1 diabetes.

You may experience increased thirst and hunger, frequent urination, weight loss, slow-healing wounds and frequent infections if you have diabetes. Consult a doctor to confirm the diagnosis.

DIABETROL SR TABLET reduces elevated blood glucose levels. It works by increasing glucose utilization and insulin production in the body.

DIABETROL SR TABLET tablets are preferably taken with a meal to reduce side-effects. It is swallowed with a whole glass of water, do not chew or crush it. Take this medication regularly as prescribed by your doctor.

DIABETROL SR TABLET should be taken even if your blood sugar levels are in control. Your doctor may lower the dose or ask you to stop the medication depending on your health condition.

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a lifelong condition in which blood glucose levels are elevated in the body. It occurs when the insulin is not produced enough or the body cells do not respond as normal to the produced insulin. Insulin is a hormone essential for glucose utilization in the body.

Yes, long term use of metformin in DIABETROL SR TABLET may cause difficulty in absorption or vit B12, deficiency of vit B12 may cause anemia and nerve problems.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

DIABETROL SR TABLET

Manufacturer/Marketer address

401, LSC, C-Block, Mohan Place Saraswati Vihar Delhi DL 110034 In

DIABETROL SR TABLET

DIABETROL SR TABLET

MRP: 68.86

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