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DIACON M TABLET

Manufacturer

BAL PHARMA LTD

Pack Of

10 TabletS

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Product Details

About DIACON M TABLET

name belongs to the class of anti-diabetic drugs. It is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar levels.

It occurs when the insulin (a hormone produced by the beta cells of the pancreas) is resistant in breaking the glucose to produce energy (insulin resistance) or the pancreas (an organ behind the stomach) produces little or no insulin at all.

DIACON M TABLET is composed of two medicines, namely Glipizide and Metformin. Glipizide belongs to the class of sulfonylureas. It is used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus as an adjunct to diet and exercise. Metformin belongs to the class of biguanides and is used to manage blood sugar levels, particularly in obese patients.

Glipizide promotes insulin secretion from the beta cells of the pancreas and reduces the glucose output from the liver. It exhibits an extra pancreatic effect by improving the insulin sensitivity at peripheral sites like muscle, fat, or liver cells. Glipizide partially blocks the potassium channels in the beta cells of the pancreas, which leads to the opening of calcium channels. This effect causes insulin secretion from the pancreatic beta cells. It has the fastest absorption and onset of action compared to other sulfonylureas. Metformin exhibits a non-pancreatic effect to reduce serum glucose levels without increasing insulin secretion. It is also known as an insulin sensitizer as it increases the effects of insulin. Metformin is considered to be a unique anti-diabetic drug since it does not cause hypoglycemia (lowered blood sugar levels).

DIACON M TABLET is an orally administered drug. Take this drug with food at regular intervals as prescribed by your doctor to avoid stomach upset. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet. Your doctor will decide the dosage form, and this may change timely depending on your blood sugar levels. Do not stop taking this medicine on your own, since it may cause a rise in your blood sugar levels leading to other health issues like kidney damage, blindness, and loss of limbs. The common side effects of DIACON M TABLET include hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels), nausea, diarrhea, indigestion, headache, dizziness, blurred vision, weakness, cold sweats, stomach pain, weight gain, and oedema (swelling). Although not everyone experiences these side effects, if they occur, seek medical attention.

Before starting DIACON M TABLET, let your doctor know if you have any medical history of anaemia (low hemoglobin levels), seizures (fits), heart, kidney, and liver diseases. Also, speak to your doctor if you are on restricted food or fluid intake since DIACON M TABLET causes dehydration, low blood sugar, and kidney damage. Do not take or stop this medicine, if the doctor did not advise you to do so.

Uses of DIACON M TABLET

Type 2 Diabetes mellitus 

Directions for Use

DIACON M TABLET is available as an oral tablet formulation. Your doctor prescribes the dosage based on your disease conditions and tolerance. Do not chew, crush or break the tablet and swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Take DIACON M TABLET preferably with a meal, since it lowers the blood sugar levels and causes gastrointestinal side effects. Your doctor may start the course with a low dose and gradually maintain an effective dose to achieve the required blood glucose control.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of DIACON M TABLET

Most of the side effects of DIACON M TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. DIACON M TABLET can cause common side effects like hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels), nausea, diarrhea, indigestion, headache, blurred vision, dizziness, weakness, cold sweats, stomach pain, weight gain, and oedema (swelling). Seek medical advice if these side effects persist longer.

Some less common side effects of DIACON M TABLET include anxiety, depression, chills, fast heartbeat, seizures, decreased vitamin b12 absorption, weight loss, skin rashes, slurred speech, cough, sore throat, bladder pain, frequent urge to urinate, decreased hunger, and lactic acidosis (a rare, but serious metabolic complication of excess lactic acid in the blood that is caused by metformin accumulation). The risk of lactic acidosis is high in people with kidney, liver, and heart diseases. It is essential to speak to your doctor about your medical history before you take DIACON M TABLET. If any of these side effects occur and persist longer, call your doctor for emergency treatment.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

DIACON M TABLET can cause weight gain hence possible measures like eating healthy food and exercising are advised. It may also increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases and hypoglycemic conditions in renal and liver disease patients. DIACON M TABLET sometimes cause impairment of vitamin b12 absorption and results in anaemia (low hemoglobin levels).

DIACON M TABLET has an increased risk of lactic acidosis (a rare, but serious metabolic complication of excess lactic acid in the blood that is caused by metformin accumulation). The risk of lactic acidosis is high in older people with kidney, liver and heart diseases. Hence, brief your medical history and take advice from your doctor before starting DIACON M TABLET. Avoid consuming excessive alcohol as it can potentiate lactic acidosis.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    It is unsafe to consume alcohol.

  • Pregnancy

    DIACON M TABLET can cause risk in pregnancy and affect the fetus. Please consult your doctor before starting DIACON M TABLET.

  • Breast Feeding

    There is no sufficient data on how DIACON M TABLET affects breastfeeding. It is safe to seek medical advice before you start DIACON M TABLET if you are lactating.

  • Driving

    Your driving may be affected if your blood sugar levels are too high or too low. Do not drive or operate machinery if may experience dizziness or drowsiness.

  • Liver

    Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases or hepatic impairment when you are prescribed DIACON M TABLET.

  • Kidney

    Let your doctor know if you have any history of kidney diseases when you are prescribed DIACON M TABLET.

Other Information (DIA0147)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

Oral administration of DIACON M TABLET decreases blood sugar levels. Hence, it is advised to take DIACON M TABLET with a meal.

DIACON M TABLET can cause risk in pregnancy and affect the fetus. Please consult your doctor before starting DIACON M TABLET.

There is no sufficient data on how DIACON M TABLET affects breastfeeding. It is safe to seek medical advice before you start DIACON M TABLET if you are lactating.

There is no clinical evidence that DIACON M TABLET affects fertility in either men or women. Speak to your doctor before taking DIACON M TABLET.

It is unsafe to consume alcohol.

Do not stop taking DIACON M TABLET until your prescribed course is finished, even if you feel better.

Take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

Driving may be affected if your blood sugar levels are too high or too low. Do not drive or operate machinery if you also experience dizziness or drowsiness.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

DIACON M TABLET

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Bal Pharma Limited, #21&22, Bommasandra Industrial. Area, Hosur Road, Bangalore - 560 099., Karnataka., INDIA.

DIACON M TABLET

DIACON M TABLET

MRP: 12.00

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10 Tablet in 1 Strip