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Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's

Manufacturer

TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

Composition

METFORMIN-500MG + VOGLIBOSE-0.2MG

Pack Of

10 TABLETS

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's

Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's 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.

Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's is composed of two medicines, namely voglibose and metformin. Voglibose belongs to the class of alpha-glucosidase inhibitors. It is used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus and acts by delaying glucose absorption. Metformin belongs to the class of biguanides and is used to manage blood sugar levels, particularly in obese patients.

Voglibose acts by inhibiting the intestinal enzymes, which break complex sugars into simple sugars such as glucose. This process prevents the rise of blood glucose levels. Metformin exhibits 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).

Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's 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 Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's 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 Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's include nausea, vomiting, changes in taste, diarrhea, dizziness, stomach pain, shortness of breath, skin rash, bloating, and flatulence (intestinal wind/gas). Although not everyone experiences these side effects, if they occur, seek medical attention.

Before starting Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's, let your doctor know if you have any medical history of anaemia (low hemoglobin levels), seizures (fits), heart, kidney, and liver diseases. Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's does not cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels). However, when used with other diabetic drugs like insulin or sulfonylureas, it can lead to hypoglycemia. Also, speak to your doctor if you are on restricted food or fluid intake since Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's causes dehydration, low blood sugar, and kidney damage. Do not take Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's if you have gastrointestinal diseases like ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. Do not take or stop Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's, if the doctor did not advise you to do so.

Uses of Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's

Type 2 Diabetes mellitus 

Directions for Use

Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's 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 Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's 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 Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's

Most of the side effects of Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's can cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, changes in taste, diarrhea, dizziness, stomach pain, shortness of breath, skin rash, bloating, and flatulence (intestinal wind/gas). Seek medical advice if these side effects persist longer.

Some less common side effects of Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's include pneumatosis intestinalis (gas-filled cysts on the bowel wall) when used along with other alpha-gastrointestinal drugs 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 Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's. If any of these side effects occur and persist longer, call your doctor for emergency treatment.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases and hypoglycemic conditions in renal and liver disease patients. It can cause pneumatosis intestinalis (gas-filled cysts on the bowel wall) when used along with other alpha-gastrointestinal drugs. It is advised to monitor the gastrointestinal side effects thoroughly to rule out the possibility of pneumatosis intestinalis.

Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's 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 Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's. Avoid consuming excessive alcohol as it can potentiate lactic acidosis.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    It is unsafe to consume alcohol since it may worsen the side effects.

  • Pregnancy

    Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's may cause a risk in pregnancy. Please consult your doctor before starting Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's.

  • Breast Feeding

    There is no sufficient data on how Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's affects breastfeeding. It is safe to seek medical advice before you start Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's if you are lactating.

  • Driving

    Your driving ability 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.

  • Liver

    Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases or hepatic impairment when you are prescribed Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's.

  • Kidney

    Let your doctor know if you have any history of kidney diseases when you are prescribed Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's.

Other Information (VOG0043)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

Oral administration of Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's decreases blood sugar levels. Hence, it is advised to take Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's with a meal.

There is no evidence of Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's, causing weight loss. However, high doses of medicine affect food absorption, thereby causing a weight loss. Consult your doctor before starting Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's.

Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's can cause risk in pregnancy and affect the fetus. Please consult your doctor before starting Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's.

There is no sufficient data on how Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's affects breastfeeding. It is safe to seek medical advice before you start Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's if you are lactating.

It is unsafe to consume alcohol since it may worsen the side effects.

Do not stop taking Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's 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.

Your driving ability 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.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Off. Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380 009., Gujarat, India

Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's

Voglitor MF 0.2mg Tablet 10's

MRP: 53.80

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