Afoglip 20mg Tablet

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Composition for Afoglip 20mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Afoglip Tablet

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Uses of Afoglip Tablet

Afoglip 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
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Side effects of Afoglip Tablet

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Headache, Hypoglycaemia (Low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea, Upper respiratory tract infection, Nasopharyngitis.

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How to use Afoglip Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Afoglip 20mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Afoglip Tablet works

Afoglip 20mg tablet increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas, which in turn lowers the blood glucose levels.

In Depth Information on Afoglip Tablet

Expert advice for Afoglip Tablet

  • If you experience stomach pain, nausea or vomiting, stop taking Afoglip and inform your doctor immediately.
  • Afoglip can cause acute pancreatitis (swelling of your pancreas) which can be life threatening. If you experience stomach pain, nausea or vomiting, stop taking Teneligliptin and inform your doctor immediately.
  • Afoglip is a well tolerated and safe anti-diabetic drug and does not cause very low blood sugar levels and weight gain.
  • Take Afoglip with water at any time of the day with or without food. Do not chew or crush the tablets.
  • You would be at an increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when insulin and sulfonylureas are also given along with, a dose adjustment may be needed. Do not change the dose yourself.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Afoglip can increase the risk of acute pancreatitis (swelling of your pancreas) which can be life threatening. Tell your doctor if you have a history of pancreatitis, gallstones, or alcohol intake.
  • If you experience severe joint pain or allergic reactions (skin rash, swelling of the face, lips, tongue and throat which causes difficulty in breathing), stop taking the medicine and inform your doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Afoglip 20mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Afoglip 20mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactatio
n. Animal or human data is not available.
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Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is
low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Afoglip 20mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney d
isease. No dose adjustment of Afoglip 20mg Tablet is recommended.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Decmax 4mg Tablet, Decamycin 4mg Injection, Pericort 4mg Tablet, Depo Medrol 40mg/ml Injection

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Teneligliptin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Afoglip 20mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Teneligliptin

Q. Can I take Afoglip with metformin?
Yes, Afoglip can be taken with metformin. It is a good add-on treatment if the blood sugars are very high even after taking metformin. The risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) is also very low with both the medicines. However, consult your doctor before taking them together as a dose adjustment may be needed.
Q. How is Afoglip different from Vildagliptin?
Afoglip and vildagliptin belong to the same class of drugs with a similar mechanism of action and efficacy to lower blood sugar and HbA1c levels. However, Afoglip is once a day medicine, safe to use and need no dose adjustment in patients with kidney disease while vildagliptin is used twice daily and needs dose adjustment in moderate to severe renal failure.
Yes, Afoglip does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Afoglip after the expiry date.
Q. How is Afoglip similar to linagliptin?
Both Afoglip and linagliptin belong to the same class of drugs with a similar mechanism of action and efficacy to lower blood sugar levels and HbA1c. Both have a similar side effect profile and both are safe in patients with underlying kidney disease.
Afoglip is not a controlled substance. It is available when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is Afoglip better than sitagliptin and alogliptin?
Afoglip, sitagliptin, and alogliptin belong to the same class of drugs. They have a similar mechanism of action and efficacy to lower blood sugar levels and HbA1c. However, Afoglip is safe to use in patients with underlying kidney disease while a dose adjustment is needed in patients with moderate to severe renal failure with sitagliptin or alogliptin.
Afoglip is usually to be taken once a day with or without food. Take it preferably at the same time every day. Read the product label carefully before use and follow your doctor's advice.
Yes, you can take Afoglip with insulin. Using them together can lower the insulin dose and decrease the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels).
Q. How is Afoglip different from glimepiride?
Both Afoglip and glimepiride are effective in lowering blood glucose levels, however, they work in different ways and have different side effect profile. Hypoglycemia and weight gain are common side effects of glimepiride while Afoglip causes hypoglycemia only when used along with insulins or sulfonylureas and it does not cause any weight gain. It commonly causes headache and nasopharyngitis.
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