Glucobay M50 Tablet

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Introduction

Glucobay M50 Tablet belongs to a category of medicines known as anti-diabetic drugs. It is a combination of medicines used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. It helps control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.

Glucobay M50 Tablet should be taken with food. Take it regularly at the same time each day to get the most benefit. Your doctor will decide what dose is best for you and this may change from time to time according to how it is working according to your blood sugar levels.

Keep taking this medicine, even if you feel well or your blood sugar levels are controlled. If you stop it without consulting your doctor, your blood sugar levels could rise and put you at risk of kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems and loss of limbs. Remember that it is only part of a treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes.

This medicine may cause side effects like nausea, taste change, loss of appetite, flatulence, stomach pain, diarrhea, and skin rash. However, these are temporary and usually subside on their own. If these do not resolve or worry you, please consult your doctor. Your doctor might suggest ways of dealing with your side effects or treating them if they are bothersome.

You should not take it if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, if you have diabetic ketoacidosis (high levels of acid in your blood), or if you have severe kidney or liver disease. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart disease. It may not be suitable. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your blood sugar levels should be checked regularly and your doctor may also advise blood tests to monitor your blood cell counts and liver function.

Uses of Glucobay M Tablet

Benefits of Glucobay M Tablet

In Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Glucobay M50 Tablet is a medicine that helps to control high blood glucose (sugar) levels. It helps to slow down the breaking down of food in our intestine to simple glucose (sugar), thereby decreasing the rise in blood glucose levels after meals. It also helps get rid of extra glucose from your body through urine. Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control the level, you will reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems and loss of limbs.
Glucobay M50 Tablet will reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease if you have type 2 diabetes and already have cardiovascular disease. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life. You should keep using it for as long as it is prescribed because it is protecting your future health.

Side effects of Glucobay M Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Glucobay M

  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Loss of appetite
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Skin rash

How to use Glucobay M 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. Glucobay M50 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Glucobay M Tablet works

Glucobay M50 Tablet is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Acarbose and metformin. Acarbose works by slowing down the breakdown of complex sugars into simpler sugars. This reduces the post-meal rise in blood sugar. Metformin lowers the production and absorption of sugar in your body and allows better use of existing insulin.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Glucobay M50 Tablet.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Glucobay M50 Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Glucobay M50 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Glucobay M50 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glucobay M50 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Glucobay M50 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
Glucobay M50 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glucobay M50 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Glucobay M50 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.

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Quick tips

  • Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
  • It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal. 
  • 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.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while taking this medicine.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any deep or rapid breathing, persistent nausea, vomiting or stomach pain as Glucobay M50 Tablet may cause a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis, which is an excess of lactic acid in the blood.

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ANTI DIABETIC

Patient concerns

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Diabetes mellitus type 2 ,thirst
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
A person can control his or her sugar levels by doing regular exercise and walk or regular aerobic exercises at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY THAT IS TO MAINTAIN CALORIES INTAKE AS PER BMI .TAKE HELP OF DIABETIC EDUCATOR. VISIT YOUR DOCTOR AND FOLLOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you should not treat it as disease but a start of a healthy life.Uncontrolled sugar levels for long time leads to lower limb weakness which is neuropathy and which is followed by foot ulcers and other complications like kidney or heart problems .online prescription is not allowed without seeing pt.so contact doctor nearby for any change or dose adjustment or visit my clinic at gurgaon sector 52 RdCity snergy multi speciality clinic near SRS MARKET
IM DIABETIC type 2 patient my sugar level high fasting around 175-200 and post lunch 225-288 I am taking GLIMISAVE2mg tragent5 mg morning afternoon Glucobay 50 mg and evening Glimisave 2 mg Glucobay 50 and at night lantus 30 units
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
Your sugar control is poor .so you need to consult doctor nearby or visit our clinic at sector 50 gurgaon snergy multi speciality clinic near SRS MARKET. A person can control sugar levels by proper exercises and diet .And do all time to time investigation to avoid diabetic complications
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References

  1. Salemi Z, Rafie E, Goodarzi M T. Effect of Metformin, Acarbose and Their Combination on the Serum Visfatin Level in Nicotinamide/Streptozocin-Induced Type 2 Diabetic Rats. Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2016;18(3):e23814. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Bayer AG, Müllerstr. 178, 13353 Berlin
Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: January, 2023

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