Medicine Overview of Istamet Tablet
Istamet 50mg/1000mg 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.
Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting, Stomach upset, Headache, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, Respiratory tract infection, Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea.
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. Istamet 50mg/1000mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Istamet 50mg/1000mg Tablet is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Sitagliptin and Metformin. They help your pancreas produce more insulin, facilitate effective use of insulin by the body, and reduce excess sugar that your liver makes. Together, they provide better control of blood sugar.
In Depth Information on Istamet Tablet
- You have been prescribed this combination medicine as it can control blood sugar better than metformin alone.
Blood sugar is controlled throughout the day, including after meals.
- Chances of weight gain and low blood sugar are lesser as compared to other diabetes medicines.
Take with meals to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
- Monitor your blood sugar regularly.
- Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any deep or rapid breathing, or persistent nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain.
Istamet Tablet related warnings
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.
Istamet 50mg/1000mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Istamet 50mg/1000mg 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.
Istamet 50mg/1000mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Istamet 50mg/1000mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Istamet 50mg/1000mg 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.
Istamet 50mg/1000mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Istamet 50mg/1000mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions about Istamet Tablet
Q. What is type 2 diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which your body does not make enough insulin, and the insulin that your body produces does not work as well as it should. Your body can also make too much sugar. When this happens, sugar (glucose) builds up in the blood. This can lead to serious medical problems.
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