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Biopride 1 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Biopride Tablet

Biopride 1 mg Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps to control blood sugar levels and thus prevent the long-term complications of diabetes.

Use Biopride 1 mg Tablet along with a proper diet and exercise for best results. It may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) as a side effect. Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine.

Uses of Biopride Tablet

Biopride Tablet side effects

Common
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level)
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

How to use Biopride 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. Biopride 1 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Biopride Tablet works

Biopride 1 mg Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

Biopride Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Biopride 1 mg Tablet Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action in an unpredictable way.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Biopride 1 mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Biopride 1 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Monitoring of the breastfed infant's blood glucose is advisable during maternal therapy with Biopride 1 mg Tablet
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
Biopride 1 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Biopride 1 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Biopride 1 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. These patients can experience very low blood sugar levels which may become normal after a long time.
Liver
CAUTION
Biopride 1 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Biopride 1 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Biopride 1 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease. These patients can experience very low blood sugar levels which may become normal after a long time.

What if you miss a dose of Biopride Tablet?

You should skip a dose of Biopride 1 mg Tablet, if a meal is skipped and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.

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Expert Advice

  • Take it shortly before or with the first main meal of the day (usually breakfast). Avoid skipping meals.
  • Exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines (if prescribed) alongside.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine. 
  • Be careful while driving or operating machinery until you know how Biopride 1 mg Tablet affects you.
  • It can 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.
  • 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).

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Biopride with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Brand(s): Excrete
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Biopride

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Sir/madam Diabetes type--Type-2 Diabetes Im taking 1 tablet in morning after TIFFIN. Tablet--GLYCOMET-GP2 FORTE. This 1 tablet sufficient as my Diabetes checkup results.& My liver Mildly enlarged this is my problem so pls expalin only 1 Tablet wii effect on any parts of my body Pls ExplainFBS-170 PPBS-190
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Need to examine and priscribe medicine for you.Without examine , can't priscribe any medicine in your case.so plz consult doctor near by or can visit our clinic
I have type 2 diabetes. Can I use IME-9 tablets.if yes. Tell me the dosage and when
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
yes you can usehttps://www.1mg.com/otc/ime-9-tablet-otc3286611-1 Tablet after lunch & dinner,take this medicine along with your treatment
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FAQs

Q. Does Biopride make you sleepy?

Biopride itself does not cause sleepiness. However, it may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) when used with other anti-diabetes medicine. Because of this you may feel sleepy or problems in sleeping.

Q. Is Biopride safe for kidneys?

Biopride does not affect kidneys in patients with normal kidney function. However, its use should be avoided in patients with severe kidney disease since Biopride is principally eliminated by the kidneys.

Q. Does Biopride cause memory loss?

No, it is not known that Biopride causes memory loss. However, use of Biopride may cause low blood sugar which may cause problems with concentration and reduced alertness.

Q. Who should not take Biopride?

Biopride should be avoided by patients who are allergic to it, have severe kidney or liver disease, have G6PD-deficiency (an inherited condition affecting red blood cells), or are due to have surgery. Along with that, patients who are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, or breastfeeding, or have insulin-dependent diabetes (type 1 diabetes mellitus) should also avoid taking Biopride.

Q. How long does it take for Biopride to start working?

Biopride takes about 2 to 3 hours to reduce blood sugar levels. You may not feel any difference, but it does not mean it is not working. So, continue the medication as directed by your doctor and if you have any concerns, discuss with your doctor.

Q. How long do I need to take Biopride? Can I stop the medication?

Treatment for diabetes is usually for life. You may have to continue the treatment life long. Do not stop taking Biopride without talking to your doctor. If you stop taking Biopride suddenly your diabetes may get worse.

Q. How and when to take Biopride?

Biopride tablets are available in 1mg, 2mg, 3mg and 4mg doses. The dose and frequency of the medicine will be decided by your doctor. Generally, a single daily dose of Biopride is sufficient to control blood sugar levels. The dose should be taken whole with some liquid shortly before or during breakfast or if you skip breakfast shortly before or during your first main meal.

Q. What can happen if I take more than the recommended dose of Biopride?

Overdose of Biopride may significantly decrease your blood sugar levels (a condition called hypoglycemia). If you have taken an excess dose then you should instantly consume enough sugar (e.g., a small bar of sugar cubes, sweet juice, sweetened tea) and inform a doctor immediately. Severe cases of hypoglycaemia accompanied by loss of consciousness and coma are cases of medical emergency requiring immediate medical treatment and admission into hospital.

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