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Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet

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Product introduction

Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines that control high blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This helps prevent serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage and blindness and may reduce your chances of having a heart attack or stroke.

Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet may be prescribed alone or along with other diabetes medications. It works best when used along with a healthy diet and regular exercise. The dose you are given will depend on your condition, blood sugar levels, and what other medicines you are taking. Taking it with meals helps to reduce the chances of developing an upset stomach.

You should take it regularly, at the same time each day, to get the most benefit and you should not stop unless your doctor recommends it. It is important to stay on the diet and exercise program recommended by your doctor while taking this medicine. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes.

The most common side effects of taking Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, headache, and sore throat. Low blood sugar level (hypoglycemia) is a possible side effect if you are also taking other diabetes medicines like insulin or sulfonylurea, so you need to know how to recognize and deal with it.

This medicine is not suitable for everyone. Before taking it, you should let your doctor know if you have ever had kidney, liver, or heart disease, problems with your pancreas, or if you drink a lot of alcohol. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Some other medicines may affect Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet so tell your doctor about all the other medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe. You should try to avoid drinking alcohol as it lowers blood glucose. Your doctor will check your kidney function and blood sugar levels before and during treatment.


Benefits of Cetapin S Tablet

In Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines that work together in different ways to lower your blood glucose levels. Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control your blood glucose level, your risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs is also lowered. Additionally, proper control of diabetes can also reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life. You should keep using this medicine for as long as it is prescribed because it is protecting your future health.

Side effects of Cetapin S 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 Cetapin S

  • Decreased appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Cetapin S 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. Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Cetapin S Tablet works

Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: sitagliptin and metformin. Sitagliptin help your pancreas produce more insulin, facilitate effective use of insulin by the body, and reduce excess sugar that your liver makes. Metformin is a biguanide which lowers glucose production in the liver, delays glucose absorption from intestines and increases the body's sensitivity to insulin. Together, they provide better control of blood sugar.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cetapin S 50mg/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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm 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
Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Cetapin S 50mg/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
UNSAFE
Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Cetapin S Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet, 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.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine as it can control blood sugar better than metformin alone.
  • Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
  • Take it in addition to regular exercise and healthy diet to lower levels of blood sugar.
  • Chances of weight gain and low blood sugar are lesser as compared to other diabetes medicines. 
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine. 
  • Inform your doctor about your diabetes treatment if you are due to have surgery under a general anaesthetic.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any deep or rapid breathing, persistent nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain as Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet may cause a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis, which is an excess of lactic acid in the blood.

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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
I am taking cetapin rx 500mg. is there any equivalent generic medicine of cheaper cost.
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
For changing medicine, needs to see the patient directly as medical history and examination required. Otherwise it will be halmful to the patient only.So discuss with your doctor as he knows your sugar level variations and all
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FAQs

Q. What is Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet?

Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Sitagliptin and Metformin. This medicine is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It improves blood glucose levels in adults when taken along with proper diet and regular exercise. Metformin works by lowering the glucose production in the liver and improving insulin sensitivity. Sitagliptin inhibits the enzyme DPP4 and increases the release of insulin from the pancreas. This combination is not indicated for the patients below 18 years of age.

Q. Can the use of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency?

Yes, the use of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet can cause Vitamin B12 deficiency on long-term use. It interferes with the absorption of Vitamin B12 in the stomach. If untreated, it may cause anemia and nerve problems as a result of which the patient can feel 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. What are the possible side effects of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet?

The use of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet is associated with common side effects like 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 effect like lactic acidosis. On long-term use it can also lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency.

Q. Are there any specific conditions in which Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet should not to be taken?

The use of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. The use of this medicine should be avoided in patients with severe kidney impairment, liver impairment, congestive heart failure, lactic acidosis or diabetic ketoacidosis.

Q. Is it safe to take alcohol while I am taking Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet?

No, it is not safe to alcohol along with Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet, as it can increase the chances of lactic acidosis.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can the use of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet lead to lactic acidosis?

Yes, the use of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet can lead to lactic acidosis. It is a medical emergency which is caused by the 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 and therefore, 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 Sitagliptin + Metformin and immediately consult your doctor.

Q. What is Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet?

Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Sitagliptin and Metformin. This medicine is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It improves blood glucose levels in adults when taken along with proper diet and regular exercise. Metformin works by lowering the glucose production in the liver and improving insulin sensitivity. Sitagliptin inhibits the enzyme DPP4 and increases the release of insulin from the pancreas. This combination is not indicated for the patients below 18 years of age.

Q. What are the possible side effects of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet?

The use of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet is associated with common side effects like 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 effect like lactic acidosis. On long-term use it can also lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency.

Q. Are there any specific conditions in which Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet should not to be taken?

The use of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. The use of this medicine should be avoided in patients with severe kidney impairment, liver impairment, congestive heart failure, lactic acidosis or diabetic ketoacidosis.

Q. Is it safe to take alcohol while I am taking Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet?

No, it is not safe to alcohol along with Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet, as it can increase the chances of lactic acidosis.

Q. Can the use of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet lead to lactic acidosis?

Yes, the use of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet can lead to lactic acidosis. It is a medical emergency which is caused by the 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 and therefore, 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 Sitagliptin + Metformin and immediately consult your doctor.

Q. Can the use of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency?

Yes, the use of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet can cause Vitamin B12 deficiency on long-term use. It interferes with the absorption of Vitamin B12 in the stomach. If untreated, it may cause anemia and nerve problems as a result of which the patient can feel 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. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What is Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet?

Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Sitagliptin and Metformin. This medicine is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It improves blood glucose levels in adults when taken along with proper diet and regular exercise. Metformin works by lowering the glucose production in the liver and improving insulin sensitivity. Sitagliptin inhibits the enzyme DPP4 and increases the release of insulin from the pancreas. This combination is not indicated for the patients below 18 years of age.

Q. What are the possible side effects of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet?

The use of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet is associated with common side effects like 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 effect like lactic acidosis. On long-term use it can also lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency.

Q. Are there any specific conditions in which Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet should not to be taken?

The use of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. The use of this medicine should be avoided in patients with severe kidney impairment, liver impairment, congestive heart failure, lactic acidosis or diabetic ketoacidosis.

Q. Is it safe to take alcohol while I am taking Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet?

No, it is not safe to alcohol along with Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet, as it can increase the chances of lactic acidosis.

Q. Can the use of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet lead to lactic acidosis?

Yes, the use of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet can lead to lactic acidosis. It is a medical emergency which is caused by the 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 and therefore, 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 Sitagliptin + Metformin and immediately consult your doctor.

Q. Can the use of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency?

Yes, the use of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet can cause Vitamin B12 deficiency on long-term use. It interferes with the absorption of Vitamin B12 in the stomach. If untreated, it may cause anemia and nerve problems as a result of which the patient can feel 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. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Cetapin S 50mg/500mg Tablet?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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