Medicine Overview of Gibtulio Tablet
Uses of Gibtulio Tablet
Gibtulio 25mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Side effects of Gibtulio Tablet
Nausea, Frequent urge to urinate, Increased thirst, Urinary tract infection, Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea, Genital fungal infection.
How to use Gibtulio 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Gibtulio 25mg Tablet at a fixed time.
How Gibtulio Tablet works
Gibtulio 25mg tablet is a sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. It works in type 2 diabetes by increasing the amount of glucose that gets passed out in the urine.
In Depth Information on Gibtulio Tablet
Expert advice for Gibtulio Tablet
- Can cause very low blood sugar levels when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal. Get blood sugar levels checked at regular intervals and always keep a source of sugar with you for quick relief.
- It can cause dehydration (the loss of too much body water) which may cause you to feel dizzy, faint, lightheaded, or weak, especially when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension).
- Gibtulio may cause fungal infections of the vagina. Inform your doctor if you get the vaginal odour, white or yellowish vaginal discharge or vaginal itching.
- Gibtulio may cause a fungal infection of the penis. Inform your doctor if you get redness, itching, or swelling of the penis; rash on the penis; foul-smelling discharge from the penis; or pain in the skin around the penis.
- Gibtulio may cause urinary tract infection. Inform your doctor if you get burning sensation when passing urine, pain in the pelvis, or mid back pain, or increased need to urinate.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with the kidney disease. Your dose may need to be adjusted.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Special precautions for Gibtulio 25mg Tablet
Taking empagliflozin with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gibtulio 25mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
No information is available on the use of Gibtulio 25mg Tabl+more
et during lactation. Please consult your doctor....
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is+more
low or high. If this happens, do not drive....
Gibtulio 25mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients w+more
ith kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor....
Gibtulio 25mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients+more
with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Gibtulio 25mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor....
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Decmax 4mg Tablet, Decamycin 4mg Injection, Pericort 4mg Tablet, Depo Medrol 40mg/ml Injection
If you miss a dose of Empagliflozin, 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 for Gibtulio 25mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions for Empagliflozin
Yes, Gibtulio can be used with insulin. However, it is may cause hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels) when used with insulin or sulfonylurea group of anti-diabetics. So, a regular monitoring of blood sugar is important when they are used together.
Yes, Gibtulio can be taken with metformin. A combined use of the two medicines can significantly improve blood glucose levels and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and help in weight loss as compared to when either of the medicine is taken alone. No change in side effect profile has been reported compared to when they are used alone.
Do not stop taking the Gibtulio at once. This can lead to a sudden increase in your blood glucose levels. Always follow the advice of your doctor for the dose and duration of your treatment. Never stop taking any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Q. What effect does Gibtulio have on patients with kidney disease?
Gibtulio is not recommended for use in patients with moderate to severe renal impairment with eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate) less than 60 mL/min/1.73m2. It may cause an increase in creatinine, phosphorus and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels and can cause fall in blood pressure (hypotension). So inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease before taking this medicine.
Q. Can I take Gibtulio and glimepiride together?
Gibtulio and sulfonylureas like glimepiride, gliclazide, glyburide or glibenclamide can be taken together as it can help in better control of blood sugar levels. Use of Gibtulio can also help in lowering the risk of weight gain caused by sulfonylureas. However, the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) can increase. Consult your doctor as a dose adjustment may be needed when they are used together.
Q. Which is the difference between Gibtulio and sitagliptin?<br>
Both Gibtulio and sitagliptin are anti-diabetic drugs, but they work in different ways. Gibtulio is reported to be more effective in controlling blood sugar levels and also help in weight loss while sitagliptin is weight neutral. They also differ in their side effect profile as the use of sitagliptin is associated with nausea, nasopharyngitis, and pancreatitis while Gibtulio commonly causes urinary and genital tract infections.
Q. Is there any benefit of taking Gibtulio and canagliflozin together?
No, it is not advisable to take Gibtulio with canagliflozin. Both belong to the same class of anti-diabetic drugs and work in the same way. Together they may be more efficacious but there could also be an increased risk of side effects caused by them.
Q. What effect does Gibtulio have on weight?
According to some clinical studies, Gibtulio along with well-balanced diet and exercise works effectively in lowering blood glucose levels and weight loss in type 2 diabetes patients. Gibtulio works by removing glucose through urine, so, calories are lost resulting in weight loss.
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