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. Diatune-VG 1mg/500mg/0.2mg Tablet is to be taken with food. Diatune-VG 1mg/500mg/0.2mg Tablet may cause stomach upset if taken on empty stomach.
Diatune-VG 1mg/500mg/0.2mg Tablet is a combination of three antidiabetic medicines: Glimepiride, metformin and voglibose. They work by different mechanisms to provide better control of blood sugar when single or dual therapy is not effective. Glimepiride is a sulfonylurea which works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas to lower the blood glucose. Metformin is a biguanide which lowers glucose production in the liver, delays glucose absorption from intestines and increases the body's sensitivity to insulin. Voglibose is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor which prevents breakdown of complex sugars into simple sugars such as glucose. This prevents blood glucose from rising very high after meals.
Taking Voglibose with alcohol reduce the blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Diatune-VG 1mg/500mg/0.2mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Diatune-VG 1mg/500mg/0.2mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Diatune-VG 1mg/500mg/0.2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Diatune-VG 1mg/500mg/0.2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Diatune-VG 1mg/500mg/0.2mg 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.
Diatune-VG 1mg/500mg/0.2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Diatune-VG 1mg/500mg/0.2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Diatune-VG 1mg/500mg/0.2mg 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.
Diatune-vg is a combination of three medicines :Glimepiride+Metformin+Voglibose. This medicine is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) along with diet and exercise to improve blood glucose levels in these patients. Glimepiride 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. Voglibose is an alpha glucosidase inhibitor which lowers the post-prandial (after meals) glucose levels in the body. This combination is not indicated for the treatment of Type 1 DM.
Q. What are the possible side effects of Diatune-vg?
The use of Diatune-vg is associated with common side effects like hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), nausea, diarrhoea, altered taste, flatulence, stomach pain, headache, skin rash and respiratory tract infection.
Q. Are there any specific conditions in which Diatune-vg should not to be taken?
The use of Diatune-vg should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the component or excipients of this medicine. The use of this medicine is also contraindicated in patients with moderate to severe kidney disease and in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, colonic ulcerations and underlying metabolic acidosis including diabetic ketoacidosis.
Q. Is it safe to take alcohol while I am also taking Diatune-vg?
No, it is not safe to take Diatune-vg along with alcohol, as it may lower your low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) and can increase the chances of lactic acidosis.
Q. Can the use of Diatune-vg cause hypoglycemia?
Yes, the use of Diatune-vg 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, do more than routine exercise or take other antidiabetic medicine along with. So, regular monitoring of blood sugar level is important and be always keep glucose tablets, honey or fruit juice with you.
Q. Does Diatune-vg expire?
Yes, Diatune-vg does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Diatune-vg after the expiry date.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 22nd May 2018.