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Cetapin P 15/500 MG Tablet 10

Cetapin P 15/500 MG Tablet 10


    • Rs. 114.00

    Uses :

    Pioglitazone Pioglitazone is an antidiabetic medicine used to control the blood sugar levels during the treatment of type 2 diabetic patients. 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.

    Mode of drug action

    Pioglitazone Pioglitazone increases the sensitivity of peripheral cells for insulin, thus, increasing the glucose uptake by the cells. It also inhibits the release of glucose from the liver. However, pioglitazone does not cause the release of insulin from pancreas. 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.

    What are the common side effects?

    Pioglitazone The common side effects of pioglitazone are headache, cold symptoms (e.g. stuffy nose, sneezing, sinus pain), muscle pain, and sore throat. Metformin The common side effects reported for metformin are: Acidity, belching, bloating, 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


    Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast feeding: Safe under medical guidance Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required

    Special precautions for safe use

    • If a past allergic reaction has been experienced with Cetapin P, do not take Cetapin P as there is a high possibility of such reactions to occur again.

    • Take additional precautions as suggested by the doctor if conditions such as liver disease, certain heart diseases, fluid retention, or stroke are present.

    • Cetapin P may induce menstrual cycles in women who had no or irregular periods earlier. Therefore, a proper birth control measure may be required while using Cetapin P.

    • It is very important to control blood sugar levels in pregnant women. Women who are pregnant, planning for pregnancy or are breastfeeding should take a doctor’s opinion before using Cetapin P.

    What else should I know?

    1. How should I take Pioglitazone medicine? You may take Pioglitazone either with food or before food. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your physician.

    2. Can pioglitazone alone control blood sugar? No. Pioglitazone is a part of treatment for diabetes. It should be combined with a proper diet, physical exercise and weight management to control the sugar levels.

    3. How to know if someone had overdose of pioglitazone? Overdose of pioglitazone produces symptoms such as stomach pain, confusion, severe weakness, blurred vision, and even seizures. If you notice these symptoms, call up for immediate medical help.

    4. What is the affect of alcohol while using pioglitazone? Alcohol consumption further lowers the blood glucose while on pioglitazone medication and should be better avoided.

    5. What is the dose of Pioglitazone drug for diabetes management? The usual dose of Pioglitazone given to control sugar levels in type 2 diabetes is about 15 mg or 30 mg, once daily. Metformin

    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 metformin 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. metformin 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.

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