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Ecoglip-TM Tablet SR


Overview

Uses of Ecoglip-TM Tablet SR

Ecoglip-TM Tablet SR is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Ecoglip-TM Tablet SR side effects

Common
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Headache
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea

How to use Ecoglip-TM Tablet SR

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. Ecoglip-TM Tablet SR is to be taken with food.
Ecoglip-TM Tablet SR may cause stomach upset if taken on empty stomach.

How Ecoglip-TM Tablet SR works

Ecoglip-TM Tablet SR is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Metformin and Teneligliptin. Metformin is an antidiabetic medication (biguanide). It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin. Teneligliptin is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor which works by increasing the release of insulin from pancreas and decreasing the hormones that raise blood sugar levels. This reduces both fasting and postmeal sugar levels. Together, they provide better control of blood sugar.

Ecoglip-TM Tablet SR 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
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Ecoglip-TM Tablet SR during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Ecoglip-TM Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ecoglip-TM Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Ecoglip-TM Tablet SR 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
Ecoglip-TM Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ecoglip-TM Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Ecoglip-TM Tablet SR 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.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine as it can control blood sugar better than metformin alone.
  • 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. 
  • Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
  • 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 Ecoglip-TM Tablet SR may cause a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis, which is an excess of lactic acid in the blood.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Ecoglip-TM

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I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in January and I m taking medicine. Now it's under control. Can you suggest me a meal plan that I can go for to control my weight and diabetes. Thank you
Dr. Shikha Mishra
Dietician
eat 6-7 meals per day, which consist fruits, nuts, buttermilk,egg, homecooked food. Drink 3-4 litters of water.Be active whole day for personalized diet chart write to me on shikhamishra.nutrition@gmail.com do minimum 45 min exercise everyday like yoga, cardio or weights
I have type 2 diabetes since 2 years. Since 6 months, my sugar level remains between 130-150. I take doctor prescribed Gluconorm tablet twice a day. Is it enough?
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
I think you should follow diabatic diet chart which will help you to your sugar level in normal limit with tab. gluconorm
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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Ecoglip-TM?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container 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 Ecoglip-TM?

Ecoglip-TM is a combination of two medicines: Metformin and Teneligliptin. This medicine is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). 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. Teneligliptin inhibits the enzyme DP4 inhibitor 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 Ecoglip-TM?

The use of Ecoglip-TM 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 Ecoglip-TM should not be taken?

The use of Ecoglip-TM should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. The use of this medicine is also considered to be harmful for 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 also taking Ecoglip-TM?

No, it is not safe to take Ecoglip-TM along with alcohol. It can increase the chances of lactic acidosis, particularly in cases of fasting, malnutrition or hepatic impairment.

Q. Can the use of Ecoglip-TM cause hypoglycemia?

The use of Ecoglip-TM does not usually cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level). However, hypoglycemia may occur if there is insufficient supplementation of calories while taking this medicine. 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 meal, drink alcohol, over-exercise or take other antidiabetic medicine along with it. So, regular monitoring of blood sugar level is important. Always carry glucose tablets, honey or fruit juice with you.

Q. Can the use of Ecoglip-TM lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency?

Yes, the use of Ecoglip-TM can cause vitamin B12 deficiency on long-term use as it interferes with the absorption of vitamin B12 in the stomach. If untreated, it may cause anemia and nerve problems and the patient can feel a 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.
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