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Teneligliptine is used alone in the treatment of diabetes. When taken with proper diet and exercise, teneligliptine helps to control the blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetic patients.
How does the drug work?
Teneligliptine is an anti-diabetic medicine which belongs to the class of drugs called dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. It acts by stimulating the secretion of insulin from the pancreas, increasing its levels in the body, thereby, controlling the sugar levels.
What are the common side effect?
The common Zita plus side effects include constipation, dry skin, itching, eczema, fatigue, increased uric acid level in blood, running nose, stomach ulcer, and intestinal ulcers.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
1. Is Zita plus a habit forming drug? No. Your body does not develop dependence to Zita plus. However, never self-medicate without a doctor’s advice as it may increase the risk of dependence to the drug.
2. Can I suddenly stop taking Zita plus? Some medicines can be stopped suddenly while others need tapering of the dose. Therefore, consult a doctor to get clarified.
3. What is the dose of teneligliptin for diabetes in adults? The usual dose of teneligliptin for type 2 diabetes in adults is 20 mg, taken orally per day. This may be increased to 40 mg per day later. Consult your doctor to know the dose appropriate for you.
4. I am a kidney patient taking teneligliptin. Do I need any extra care? Yes. You should monitor your blood pressure and kidney function more frequently than others while taking teneligliptin.
5. What if I miss a dose of teneligliptin? You may take the missed dose immediately as you remember unless it is time for the next dose in which case you must skip the missed dose and continue with the following dose at its scheduled time.