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Benforce-M Tablet

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Product introduction

Benforce-M Tablet is a combination of two medicines used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. It helps control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. It helps to maintain blood sugar levels and reduces the chances of developing serious complications of diabetes.

Benforce-M Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It is to be taken with food, preferably at the same time each day. If you miss a dose, 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.

It may cause side effects like taste change, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, and loss of appetite. However, these are temporary and usually subside on their own. Please consult your doctor in case these do not resolve or persist for a longer duration.

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any kidney, liver or heart problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor will check your kidney function tests before starting treatment with it. Avoid excessive alcohol intake while taking it as this may increase the risk of developing some side effects.

Uses of Benforce-M Tablet

Benefits of Benforce-M Tablet

In Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Benforce-M Tablet is a medicine that helps to control high blood glucose (sugar) levels. It helps get rid of extra glucose from your body through urine. Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. It also contains alpha lipoic acid, a nutrient that protects the nerve tissues against damage from harmful chemicals, called toxins, in our body. If you can control the blood sugar levels, you will reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems and loss of limbs.
Benforce-M Tablet will reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease if you have type 2 diabetes and already have cardiovascular disease. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life. You should keep using it for as long as it is prescribed because it is protecting your future health.

Side effects of Benforce-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 Benforce-M

  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness

How to use Benforce-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. Benforce-M Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Benforce-M Tablet works

Benforce-M Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Metformin and alpha lipoic acid which treat diabetic nerve disease. Metformin is a biguanide which decreases the production and absorption of sugar in your body, and allows better use of existing insulin. Alpha lipoic acid is a naturally occurring fatty acid which has a protective effect of brain and nerve tissue.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Benforce-M Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Benforce-M Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Benforce-M 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Benforce-M Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Benforce-M Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Benforce-M Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Benforce-M Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick tips

  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. 
  • Monitor your blood glucose level while taking this medicine. 
  • It may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal.
  • Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemic symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxiety.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI DIABETIC

Patient concerns

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Diabetes mellitus type 2 ,thirst
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
A person can control his or her sugar levels by doing regular exercise and walk or regular aerobic exercises at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY THAT IS TO MAINTAIN CALORIES INTAKE AS PER BMI .TAKE HELP OF DIABETIC EDUCATOR. VISIT YOUR DOCTOR AND FOLLOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you should not treat it as disease but a start of a healthy life.Uncontrolled sugar levels for long time leads to lower limb weakness which is neuropathy and which is followed by foot ulcers and other complications like kidney or heart problems .online prescription is not allowed without seeing pt.so contact doctor nearby for any change or dose adjustment or visit my clinic at gurgaon sector 52 RdCity snergy multi speciality clinic near SRS MARKET
Diabetes mellitus type 2 required only ayurvedic medicine
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
Go for allopathic medicine
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References

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  2. Alpha-lipoic acid. Bad Homburg, Germany: MEDA Pharma GmbH & Co. KG; 2007. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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  4. Metformin hydrochloride. Princeton, New Jersey: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  5. ScienceDirect. Alpha Lipoic Acid. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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