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Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet

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Introduction of Azaglide M Tablet

Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus . It is a combination medicine that can control blood sugar better than single medication. It should be used along with a proper diet and regular exercise for best results. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) may occur as a side effect and it should be taken with food to avoid upset stomach.

Side effects of Azaglide M Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Azaglide M

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
  • Headache
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence

How to use Azaglide M 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. Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Azaglide M Tablet works

Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Gliclazide and Metformin.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet is, however, not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet is generally started with low dose in patients with mild to moderate liver disease and its use is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick tips

Azaglide M Tablet

  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine. 
  • It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal. 
  • Inform your doctor about your diabetes treatment if you are due to have surgery under a general anesthetic.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any deep or rapid breathing or if you have persistent nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain as Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet may cause a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis, which is an excess of lactic acid in the blood.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms such as abdominal pain, loss of appetite, or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).

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FAQs

Azaglide M Tablet

Q. What is Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet?

Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Gliclazide and Metformin. This medicine is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). It improves blood glucose levels in adults when taken along with proper diet and regular exercise. Gliclazide lowers the blood glucose levels by increasing the release of insulin from the pancreas. Metformin works by lowering the glucose production in the liver and improving insulin sensitivity. This combination is not indicated for the treatment of Type 1 DM.

Q. What are the possible side effects of Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet?

The use of Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet is associated with common side effects. These side effects may include hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), altered taste, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, headache and upper respiratory tract infection. Its use can also lead to serious but rare side effects like lactic acidosis. On long-term use, it can also lead to vitamin B12 deficiency.

Q. Can the use of Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet cause hypoglycemia?

Yes, the use of Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level). Symptoms of hypoglycemia include nausea, headache, irritability, hunger, sweating, dizziness, fast heart rate and feeling anxious or shaky. It happens more often if you miss or delay your food, drink alcohol, over-exercise or take other antidiabetic medicine along with it. So, regular monitoring of blood sugar level is important. Always keep glucose tablets, honey or fruit juice with you.

Q. Can the use of Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet cause lactic acidosis?

Yes, the use of Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet can lead to lactic acidosis. It is a medical emergency which is caused by increased levels of lactic acid in the blood. It is also known as MALA (Metformin associated lactic acidosis). It is a rare side effect associated with the use of metformin. It is avoided in patients with underlying kidney disease, old age patients or who take large amounts of alcohol. Symptoms of lactic acidosis may include muscle pain or weakness, dizziness, tiredness, feeling of cold in arms and legs, difficulty in breathing, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or slow heart rate. If you have these symptoms, stop taking Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet and immediately consult your doctor.

Q. Can the use of Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency?

Yes, the use of Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet can cause vitamin B12 deficiency on long-term use. The deficiency occurs as the medicine interferes with absorption of vitamin B12 in the stomach. If untreated, it may cause anemia and nerve problems and the patient can have tingling sensation and numbness in hands and feet, weakness, urinary problems, change in mental status and difficulty in maintaining balance (ataxia). To avoid such problems, some researchers suggest an intake of vitamin B12 from outside sources at least once every year.

Q. Are there any specific conditions in which Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet should not to be taken?

The use of Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the component or excipients of this medicine. It is also avoided in patients with moderate to severe kidney disease or with underlying metabolic acidosis including diabetic ketoacidosis.

Q. Is it safe to take alcohol while I am also taking Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet?

No, it is not safe to take alcohol along with Azaglide M XR 60mg/500mg Tablet. It may lower your low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) and can increase the chances of lactic acidosis.

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