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Sitagliaid 50 Tablet

Sitagliaid 50 Tablet

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Composition

SITAGLIPTIN-50MG

Manufacturer/Marketer

Workcell Solutions Private Limited

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

About Sitagliaid 50 Tablet

Sitagliaid 50 Tablet belongs to the group of anti-diabetic medicines called DPP-4 inhibitors (dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors) used to treat type-2 diabetes mellitus. Type-2 diabetes mellitus is a condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally.

Sitagliaid 50 Tablet contains Sitagliptin, which works by blocking the action of DPP-4 (dipeptidyl peptidase-4) and increases the amount of insulin made by the body. Thus, it helps lower blood glucose levels.

In some cases, Sitagliaid 50 Tablet may cause side effects such as upper respiratory tract infections, headache, and nasopharyngitis (inflammation of nasal passages). Most of these side effects may not require medical attention and resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to consult the doctor if any side effects persist or worsen.

Do not take Sitagliaid 50 Tablet if you are allergic to any of its components. Consult the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Sitagliaid 50 Tablet is not recommended in children below 18 years. Keep the doctor informed about your health condition and medications to rule out any unpleasant side effects/interactions.

Uses of Sitagliaid 50 Tablet

Treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Medicinal Benefits

Sitagliaid 50 Tablet contains Sitagliptin, which belongs to the group of anti-diabetic medicines called DPP-4 inhibitors (dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors). It is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Sitagliaid 50 Tablet works by blocking the action of DPP-4 (dipeptidyl peptidase-4) and increasing the amount of insulin made by the body. Thus, it helps lower blood glucose levels.

Directions for Use

Swallow the medicine as a whole with water; do not break, chew or crush it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Sitagliaid 50 Tablet

  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Headache
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of nasal passages)

Drug Warnings

Do not take Sitagliaid 50 Tablet if you are allergic to any of its components. Inform the doctor if you have kidney or liver problems, pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), gallstones, type 1 diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis (a complication of diabetes with high blood sugar, rapid weight loss, nausea or vomiting), a history of alcoholism, heart problems/heart failure, or high blood triglyceride levels. Consult the doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms of pancreatitis (severe abdominal pain) or heart failure (shortness of breath, swelling in the legs, unusual tiredness). Let the doctor know if you are taking any other medicines, including supplements and herbal products.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Inform the doctor if you are taking anti-diabetic (insulin glargine), diuretic (furosemide), hormone (levothyroxine), or cardiac glycoside(digoxin).

Drug-Food Interactions: No interactions found/established.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Inform the doctor if you have diabetic ketoacidosis, type-1 diabetes, heart problems, or pancreatitis.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • INSULIN GLARGINE
  • FUROSEMIDE
  • LEVOTHYROXINE
  • DIGOXIN

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans in your diet.
  • Try eating food at regular intervals. Do not skip meals. Also, try not to overeat.
  • Maintain a healthy weight by exercising regularly.
  • Rest properly.
  • Avoid stress by doing meditation or yoga.
  • Limit saturated and processed food.
  • Stay physically active as it helps manage blood glucose levels. 
  • Avoid/limit the consumption of alcohol as it may affect blood sugar levels.

Special Advise

  • If you are due to undergo any tests or surgery, inform the doctor that you are taking Sitagliaid 50 Tablet.
  • Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is advised.
  • It is recommended to stay on your prescribed diet and exercise program while taking Sitagliaid 50 Tablet.
  • Consult the doctor if you have stress, fever, trauma, infection or surgery. The doctor may adjust the dose in such cases.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Type-2 diabetes mellitus: Type-2 diabetes mellitus, also known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes, is a chronic or lifelong disease that keeps the body from utilizing insulin (a hormone which controls sugar levels in the blood) properly. It is a medical condition in which blood glucose levels are above normal. People with type 2 diabetes either do not produce enough insulin, or the insulin produced cannot perform its function in the body (insulin resistance). Middle-aged or older individuals are most likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes; hence, it is also known as adult-onset diabetes. Type 2 diabetes symptoms include lack of energy, tiredness, frequent urination, excess thirst, dry mouth, blurry vision, constant hunger, weight loss, and itchy skin.

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Alcohol

Caution

It is not known if alcohol interacts with Sitagliaid 50 Tablet. However, avoid/limit alcohol consumption as it might affect blood sugar levels.

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Pregnancy

Caution

Sitagliptin belongs to pregnancy category B. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Please consult the doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

Sitagliaid 50 Tablet should be taken with caution if you are breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor for more information about using Sitagliaid 50 Tablet during lactation.

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Driving

Caution

This medicine may cause dizziness and drowsiness. Drive or operate machinery only if you are alert.

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Liver

Consult your doctor

If you have liver disease, inform your doctor before taking Sitagliaid 50 Tablet.

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Kidney

Caution

Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with moderate or severe renal insufficiency. Please consult the doctor if you have kidney problems.

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Children

Unsafe

Sitagliaid 50 Tablet is not recommended for children below 18 years as the safety and effectiveness have not been established.

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FAQs

Sitagliaid 50 Tablet is used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps manage blood sugar levels.
Sitagliaid 50 Tablet works by increasing the amount of insulin made by the body. Thus, it helps lower blood glucose levels.
Do not stop taking Sitagliaid 50 Tablet without consulting your doctor, as it may cause an increase in blood glucose levels. Continue taking Sitagliaid 50 Tablet for as long as your doctor has prescribed it to you. Speak with your doctor if you experience any difficulty while taking Sitagliaid 50 Tablet.
Some people taking Sitagliaid 50 Tablet may develop joint pain that could be severe. Consult the doctor if you have severe joint pain.
Sitagliaid 50 Tablet may cause hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) when taken in combination with other anti-diabetic medications. Talk to the doctor if you experience symptoms of low blood sugar, such as headache, dizziness, sweating, hunger, irritability, confusion, and fast heartbeat.

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