Mignar Mf 500/50 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 effects ?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 Safe Use:
• Mignar Mf medicine is recommended to take after meals.
• Mignar Mf medicine must not be used at least 2 days prior to any surgery.
• Avoid alcohol when using Mignar Mf medicine.
• Try to maintain sugar candy for quick glucose production to treat low sugar levels.
• Do not use Mignar Mf medicine if allergic to any of the ingredients in it.
• Store Mignar Mf medicine at room temperature.
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.