Cetapin XR 500 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Cetapin Tablet PR

Cetapin XR 500 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is used in addition to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Cetapin Tablet PR side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Taste change
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite

How to use Cetapin Tablet PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Cetapin XR 500 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Cetapin Tablet PR works

Metformin is an anti-diabetic medication (biguanide). It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying sugar (glucose) absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin.

Cetapin Tablet PR related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking metformin with alcohol can cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, sleepiness, stomach upset, or other unusual symptoms.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Cetapin XR 500 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Cetapin XR 500 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cetapin XR 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cetapin XR 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Cetapin XR 500 mg 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
Cetapin XR 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cetapin XR 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Cetapin XR 500 mg 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.

What if you miss a dose of Cetapin Tablet PR?

If you miss a dose of Cetapin XR 500 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Interaction with Drugs

Taking Cetapin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Cetapin

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How to control the diabetes? My diabetes is 300 to 350 .Pls consult me as soon as.
Dr. Shrikant Chandrakar
Diabetes Specialist
You start taking reclimet 80mg / 500 mg morning 15 mins before breakfast and dinner means 2 times a day and cetapin 0.2mg just before your lunch then tell me your fasting and pp blood sugar levels accordingly I will titrate your drug doseDon't take cetapin sir instead of that you take voglitor 0.2 mg just before your lunchAnd for 10 days zincovit tab once a day
Glyciphage 500mg SR twice a day has been prescribed recently for my wife whose blood sugar fasting has been around 150-160 for some months. She feels bloated stomach and belching sensation. How to feel better?
Dr. Paras Agarwal
Diabetes Specialist
Take this medicine after meals on a full stomach. Usually this problem should subside in few days but if it is too much to handle, medication change is advised.I suggest try taking cetapin XR 500 after meals, this is an extended release medicine better tolerated. Give it one week before reconsidering
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FAQs

Q. Does Cetapin clear acne?

Cetapin is not indicated specifically to clear acne. However, in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), it helps clear acne along with other problems like facial hair, abdominal obesity, and irregular menstruation.

Q. Can I take Cetapin forever?

Cetapin is generally a safe and well-tolerated drug even on long-term use. However, it should be used for the duration prescribed by your doctor.

Q. Does Cetapin cause weight gain?

No, weight gain has not been reported with Cetapin. Rather, it helps in decreasing weight especially in abdominal fat patients of type 2 diabetes mellitus. In women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), it helps in losing weight along with relieving other problems like facial hair, acne, and irregular menstruation.

Q. Can the use of Cetapin cause vitamin B12 deficiency?

Yes, long-term use of Cetapin can cause vitamin B12 deficiency. long-term use interferes with the 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 making balance (ataxia). To avoid these problems, doctors usually suggest an intake of vitamin B12 from outside at least once every year.

Q. Is Cetapin helpful in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?

Yes. Cetapin is used off-label in the treatment of PCOS. It may be used along with other medicines to induce ovulation and regularize menstrual cycles.

Q. How does Cetapin help in weight loss?

Cetapin helps in weight loss by decreasing the hunger (appetite), and hence, the food intake. It makes the insulin already available in your body to work more effectively. This leads to a decrease in glucose production, increase the glucose use and decrease the fat deposits which further helps to lower the body weight.

Q. Does Cetapin cause bloating?

Yes, the use of Cetapin can cause bloating. To minimize this side effect, it is advised to take it after your meals.

Q. Is Cetapin useful in the treatment of infertility?

Cetapin is prescribed to improve the insulin resistance in the body. Proper insulin resistance regulates ovulation, maintains proper androgen levels in the body, and improves menstrual regularity. This increases the pregnancy rates and outcomes and indirectly treats the infertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Q. Is Cetapin useful in the treatment of prediabetes?

Cetapin is seen to be useful in the management of prediabetes, a condition with blood glucose levels higher than normal but not high enough to label you as diabetic. Cetapin makes the insulin already available in your body to work more effectively, decreases glucose production by liver and increases use of glucose by the muscles and lowers body weight. However, lifestyle modifications like a change in diet and exercise should be tried first as they are seen to be more effective than Cetapin.

Q. Does Cetapin cause blurry vision?

Cetapin is not known to cause blurred vision. Change in vision in a patient with diabetes could be due to multiple reasons. Please consult your doctor if blurred vision occurs.

Q. Does Cetapin use leads to anemia?

Cetapin may decrease the levels of vitamin B12 on long term use which may rarely cause a type of anemia in which blood cells are larger than normal (megaloblastic anemia). You may need to take foods rich in vitamin B12 like eggs, dairy products, and meat or a supplement from outside.

Q. How beneficial is it to take Cetapin with linagliptin?

Both Cetapin and linagliptin are anti-diabetic drugs and can be used together. Their fixed dose combinations are also available and commonly advised once Cetapin is unable to control blood sugar levels even after giving the maximum tolerated dose. As they work by different mechanisms, they help in better control of blood sugar levels compared to either drug taken alone.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Oct 2018.
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