Medicine Overview of Efiglin Tablet
Efiglin 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.
Side Effects of Efiglin are Headache, Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea, Upper respiratory tract infection, Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages).
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. Efiglin Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Efiglin Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the release of insulin from the pancreas and decreasing the hormones that raise blood sugar levels. This reduces the fasting and postmeal sugar levels.
In Depth Information on Efiglin Tablet
Efiglin Tablet is used alone or together with other diabetes medicines to control blood sugar and avoids long-term complications.
You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines (if prescribed) along with Efiglin Tablet.
It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal. Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine.
Chances of weight gain and low blood sugar are lesser as compared to other diabetes medicines.
Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemia symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxious feeling.
Inform your doctor if you notice joint pains or develop symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, and/or vomiting.
- Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
- Be careful while driving or operating machinery until you know how Efiglin Tablet affects you.
Efiglin Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Efiglin Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Efiglin Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Efiglin Tablet is recommended.
Efiglin Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Efiglin Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Efiglin 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.
Frequently asked questions about Efiglin Tablet
Q. Can I take Efiglin with metformin?
Yes, Efiglin can be taken with metformin. It is a good add-on treatment if the blood sugars are very high even after taking metformin. The risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) is also very low with both the medicines. However, consult your doctor before taking them together as a dose adjustment may be needed.
Q. Does Efiglin have an expiry date?
Yes, Efiglin does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Efiglin after the expiry date.
Efiglin is usually to be taken once a day with or without food. Take it preferably at the same time every day. Read the product label carefully before use and follow your doctor's advice.
Q. Can I take Efiglin with insulin?
Yes, you can take Efiglin with insulin. Using them together can lower the insulin dose and decrease the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels).
Q. Does Efiglin cause weight loss?
Use of Efiglin is not associated with either weight loss or weight gain. It is weight neutral
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