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Ligotil 5 Tablet

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Product introduction

Ligotil 5 Tablet is a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is used together with a healthy diet and regular exercise to control blood sugar levels. This helps to prevent serious complications of diabetes like kidney damage and blindness.

Ligotil 5 Tablet is normally prescribed when diet and exercise alone or other medicines do not prove sufficient to control your blood sugar level. Your doctor may prescribe it alone or in combination with other diabetes medicines. It can be taken with or without food.

The dose will depend on your condition and blood sugar levels. Use it strictly as advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking the medicine unless your doctor recommends it. It is important to stay on the diet and exercise program recommended by your doctor while taking this medicine. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes.

The most common side effect of this medicine is hypoglycemia. It is important to recognize the symptoms of hypoglycemia (such as lightheadedness, sweating, dizziness, and fainting) and know how to deal with it. You can carry sugar or glucose candy and have them to control your symptoms if you experience any. It may also cause nasopharyngitis in some people. Contact your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or worry you.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, or pancreas problems. Some other medicines you are taking may interfere with this medicine's working. So, make sure your doctor knows about all the other medicines you are using.

Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Limit your alcohol intake while taking this medicine because it can increase your risk of developing low blood sugar levels. You may need regular tests such as kidney function and blood glucose levels to check that the medicine is working properly.

Benefits of Ligotil Tablet

In Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Ligotil 5 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called DPP-4 inhibitors (or gliptins). It helps increase the amount of insulin your body produces after a meal and to stop your body from releasing too much glucose (sugar) into your blood. This way it lowers the blood glucose levels in your body. It is usually taken once a day and has relatively few common side effects.

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, blindness, and loss of limbs. Proper control of diabetes can also reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Taking this medicine regularly along with a proper program of diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life. You should keep using it for as long as it is prescribed.

Side effects of Ligotil 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 Ligotil

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Cough
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

How to use Ligotil 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. Ligotil 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ligotil Tablet works

Ligotil 5 Tablet is an antidiabetic 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.

Safety advice

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Ligotil 5 Tablet.
Information regarding the use of Ligotil 5 Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
Information regarding the use of Ligotil 5 Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Ligotil 5 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Ligotil 5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Ligotil 5 Tablet is recommended.
However, Ligotil 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and those on dialysis.
Ligotil 5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Ligotil 5 Tablet is recommended.
However, the use of Ligotil 5 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Ligotil Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Ligotil 5 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.

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Quick tips

  • Ligotil 5 Tablet should be taken at the same time every day since this helps you remember to take it.
  • It may 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 anxiety.
  • Be careful while driving or operating machinery until you know how Ligotil 5 Tablet affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice joint pains or develop symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea and/or vomiting.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Purine and quinazoline derivative
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class
DPP-4 inhibitors

Interaction with drugs

Taking Ligotil with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Amiur
Brand(s): Becoride, Rhinase, Bevent
Brand(s): Densol, Catrisol, Betaforte
Brand(s): Chlornol

Patient concerns

Diabetes mellitus type 2 ,thirst
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
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 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 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
Diabetes mellitus type 2 required only ayurvedic medicine
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Q. What is Ligotil 5 Tablet used for?

Ligotil 5 Tablet is used to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. In these patients, the body does not make enough insulin or is not able to use the produced insulin properly. Ligotil 5 Tablet is used in patients whose blood sugar levels cannot be adequately controlled with one oral anti-diabetic medicine. It should be taken along with a balanced diet combined with exercise. Ligotil 5 Tablet may be used together with other anti-diabetic medicines such as metformin, sulphonylureas (e.g. glimepiride, glipizide), empagliflozin, or insulin.

Q. When should I take Ligotil 5 Tablet? What if I miss a dose?

Ligotil 5 Tablet can be taken with or without food at any time of the day. If a dose is missed, it should be taken as soon as the patient remembers. A double dose should not be taken on the same day.

Q. Is Ligotil 5 Tablet bad for kidneys?

No, there is no evidence that Ligotil 5 Tablet is bad for kidneys. It can be used without any dose adjustment in patients with renal impairment.

Q. Is Ligotil 5 Tablet safe to be taken for a long time?

Yes, it is safe to take Ligotil 5 Tablet for a long time. Its long-term use which can be months or even years has not shown any harmful effects.

Q. For how long I have to take Ligotil 5 Tablet? Can I stop the medication?

You should keep taking Ligotil 5 Tablet as directed by your doctor. You may have to take it for the rest of your life depending on how well you can tolerate it. Do not abruptly stop taking the medicine, as it keeps your blood sugar levels under control and prevents health problems which may cause serious problems if left unchecked.

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