Medicine Overview of Meglipride Tablet
Meglipride 2 mg 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 Meglipride are Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness.
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. Meglipride 2 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Meglipride 2 mg Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.
In Depth Information on Meglipride Tablet
- Meglipride 2 mg Tablet helps decrease high blood sugar level and avoids long-term complications of diabetes.
Take it shortly before or with the first main meal of the day (usually breakfast). Avoid skipping meals.
Exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines (if prescribed) alongside.
Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine.
Be careful while driving or operating machinery until you know how Meglipride 2 mg Tablet affects you.
- 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 hypoglycemic symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxious feeling.
- Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms such as abdominal pain, loss of appetite, or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).
Meglipride Tablet related warnings
Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action in an unpredictable way.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Meglipride 2 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
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.
Meglipride 2 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Monitoring of the breastfed infant's blood glucose is advisable during maternal therapy with Meglipride 2 mg Tablet
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Meglipride 2 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Meglipride 2 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Meglipride 2 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. These patients can experience very low blood sugar levels which may become normal after a long time.
Meglipride 2 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Meglipride 2 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Meglipride 2 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease. These patients can experience very low blood sugar levels which may become normal after a long time.
You should skip a dose of Meglipride 2 mg Tablet, if a meal is skipped and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.
Frequently asked questions about Meglipride Tablet
Q. Does Meglipride play any role in the treatment of Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?
No, Meglipride is not known to have any role in the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Also, there is no clinical evidence available regarding the same.
Q. Is it safe to take Meglipride and Sitagliptin together?
Yes, Sitagliptin and Meglipride can be taken together as it can help in better control of blood sugar levels. However, the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) can increase. Consult your doctor as a dose adjustment of the two may be needed.
Q. Is Meglipride useful in the management for prediabetes?
Meglipride is not used for the management of Prediabetes, a condition with blood glucose levels higher than normal but not high enough to label you as diabetic. There are clinical studies available, but the evidence is not strong enough for its use in prediabetes.
Q. How is Meglipride different from teneligliptin?
Both Meglipride and are teneligliptin are antidiabetic drugs and control blood sugar levels effectively. However, they work in different ways and have a different mechanism of action and side effects. Meglipride commonly causes hypoglycemia and weight gain while teneligliptin causes headache and nasopharyngitis. Teneligliptin causes hypoglycemia when used along with insulins or sulfonylureas and does not cause weight gain.
Q. Can Meglipride be given to elderly patients?
Yes, Meglipride can be given to elderly patients. However they are more prone to the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia), so, a regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is important. Patients should be cautious of the symptoms of hypoglycemia and always keep a quick source of sugar with them like a candy or a fruit juice.
Q. Can Meglipride cause pancreatitis?
No, pancreatitis has not been reported with Meglipride. Some common side effects associated with the use of Meglipride includes hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), nausea, headache, and dizziness.
Q. Can I skip Meglipride for few days?
No, Meglipride should not be skipped, as it can make your diabetes worse. If, you miss the dose by mistake, take it as soon as you remember.
Q. Is it safe to take Meglipride with pioglitazone?
Yes, it is safe to take Meglipride with Pioglitazone in patients with diabetes mellitus. Together they can control your blood sugar levels, lower plasma lipid levels and improve blood pressure. However, the risk of very low blood sugar levels can increase and the dose of these medicines may need to be adjusted.
Q. Can I take Meglipride if I have a sulfa allergy?
Use of Meglipride should be avoided if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to sulfonylureas or sulfonamides or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
Q. Does Meglipride cause hair loss?
No, hair loss is not seen with the use of Meglipride. However, diabetes itself can lead to hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you have excessive hair loss as it could be due to some other underlying condition or it could be a sign of your diabetes getting worsened.
Q. Is it safe to take Meglipride with vildagliptin?
Yes, Meglipride and Vildagliptin can be taken together, as they can help in better control of blood sugar levels. However, the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) can increase. Consult your doctor as a dose adjustment of the two may be needed.
Q. How is Meglipride different from metformin?
Both metformin and Meglipride are antidiabetic drugs and control blood sugar levels effectively. However, they work in different ways and have a different side effect profile. Metformin causes more of stomach upset, like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and bloating while Meglipride causes very low blood sugar levels and weight gain.
Q. How beneficial is it to take metformin with Meglipride ?
Both metformin and Meglipride are anti-diabetic drugs and when used together, they can control blood sugar levels in a much better way compared to either drug taken alone. However, Meglipride can cause very low blood glucose levels, so a regular monitoring of blood glucose is very important.
Q. Is Meglipride useful in the management of gestational diabetes?
Meglipride is not advised to be used for the management of gestational diabetes. Use of Insulin is advised during pregnancy to control the blood glucose levels.
Q. Does Meglipride cause weight gain?
Yes, Meglipride can cause weight gain. It is advisable to closely monitor your diet and do regular exercise while taking this medicine. Avoid skipping your meal as it can cause very low blood sugar levels and you may end up snacking or taking a lot of sugars.
Q. Is there any benefit of taking Meglipride with insulin?
Meglipride, when used with insulin, can help to control high blood sugar levels. Taking them together can help to lower the dose of insulin but there could also be an increased risk of hypoglycemia. Dose of these medicines may need to be adjusted along with regular blood sugar level monitoring.
Q. Is it safe to take Meglipride with liraglutide?
Yes, Meglipride and liraglutide can be taken together, as they can help in better control of blood sugar levels. However, the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) can increase. Consult your doctor as a dose adjustment of the two may be needed.
Q. Is Meglipride a Thiazolidinedione?
No, Meglipride is not a Thiazolidinedione, it is a sulfonylurea. However, both are antidiabetic medicines but belong to a different group of medicines.
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