Mignar Mf 500/25 Mg Tablet 10
Miglitol 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. Metformin hydrochloride helps to reduce blood sugar levels. It is mainly prescribed for the management of type 2 diabetes. 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.
How does the drug work?
Miglitol is a glucosidase inhibitor. Glucosidase breaks down carbohydrates taken during meals and converts it into glucose. 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 effect?
The common side effects of miglitol are diarrhea, abdominal pain, flatulence, and liver damage. 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.
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. What is the recommended dosage of miglitol? The recommended dosage of miglitol tablet is 200 to 300 mcg three times a day.
2. Are there any special precautions to be taken while using miglitol? Monitor your liver function and glucose levels regularly as tab miglitol can cause liver problems and hypoglycemia respectively.
3. What is the potential side effect of miglitol? Hepatotoxicity is the potential side effect of miglitol drug. So, undergo liver function tests regularly.
4. When is the best time to take miglitol? Miglitol tablet should be taken just before the meals.
5. Can I use miglitol during pregnancy? No significant scientific data about the safety information of miglitol during pregnancy. So, it is recommended to consult your doctor before using the medication. 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 a 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.