Apribose M 0.2 Mg Tablet 10
Metformin: Metformin is an oral antihyperglycemic drug which helps to reduce blood sugar levels. It is mainly prescribed for the management of type 2 diabetes. It is prescribed either as mono therapy or in combination with other antihyperglycemic drugs. It helps to prevent kidney damage, blindness, and nerve disorders in the diabetic patients. It is also prescribed for the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome. Voglibose: Voglibose is an oral antidiabetic medication. It is used to control blood glucose levels after meals or manage postprandial hyperglycemia in the patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
How does the drug work ?
Metformin: Metformin is an antihyperglycemic agent which is mainly used to treat hyperglycemia. It reduces blood glucose levels by decreasing the glucose absorption from the gastrointestinal tract, improves the insulin sensitivity by increasing the uptake of glucose into muscle, and inhibits biosynthesis of glucose from amino acids. Voglibose: Voglibose is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor. Alpha-glucosidase breaks down carbohydrates taken during meals and converts it into glucose.
What are the common side effects ?Metformin: The common side effects reported for metformin are: Acidity, bleching, bloting, heart burn, loss of appetite, metallic taste in mouth, vomiting, weight loss, and stomach pain. In rare cases patients have reported to have abnormal stools, joint pain, flu-like symptoms, runny nose, sneezing, swollen joints and discoloration of finger nails or toe nails. Voglibose: The common side effects of voglibose are diarrhea, abdominal pain, flatulence, and liver damage.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Avoid using Apribose M medicine if allergic to any of the ingredients in it.
• Apribose M medicine is recommended along with food.
• Avoid consuming alcohol when using Apribose M medicine.
• Consult the doctor for dose adjustment in case of kidney and liver problems.
• Avoid using bile acid resins and antacids when using Apribose M medicine.
• Do not take any herbal supplements along with Apribose M medicine to avoid drug interations.
1. What should I do if I miss a dose? If you forget to take the medication at the usual time, you must take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, you must skip the missed dose. Do not take double dose.
2. Are there any storage precautions for metformin? Store the medication at room temperature (25°C) and away from direct heat. Keep the drug out of reach of children.
3. Should I take vitamin B12 supplements with metformin? Long term use of metfromin may cause vitamin B12 deficiency in few patients. You should consult your doctor and discuss about it. Do not take vitamin B12 supplements without your physician’s prescription.
4. Is metformin effective for the type 1 diabetes? No. Metfromin is not effective for the treatment of type 1 or juvenile diabetes
5. Can I take any other medications along with metformin? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications. Voglibose:
1. What is the recommended dosage of voglibose? The recommended dosage of voglibose is 200 to 300 mcg three times a day.
2. Are there any special precautions to be taken while using voglibose? Monitor your liver function and glucose levels regularly as tab voglibose can cause liver problems and hypoglycemia respectively.
3. What is the potential side effect of voglibose? Hepatotoxicity is the potential side effect of voglibose drug. So, undergo liver function tests regularly.
4. When is the best time to take voglibose? Voglibose should be taken just before the meals.
5. Can I use voglibose during pregnancy? No significant scientific data about the safety information of voglibose during pregnancy. So, it is recommended to consult your doctor before using the medication.