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Rapilin 1mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Rapilin 1mg Tablet is used to lower blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is usually prescribed along with other diabetes medicines to achieve adequate blood sugar control. It also prevents serious complications of diabetes like kidney damage and blindness.

Rapilin 1mg Tablet is normally prescribed when diet and exercise alone or other medicines have not been enough to control your blood sugar level. It works best when taken before meals. The dose will depend on your condition, and blood sugar levels, but you should use it as advised by your doctor.

You should take it regularly, at the same time each day, to get the most benefit and you should not stop unless your doctor recommends it. It is controlling your blood sugar levels and helping to prevent serious complications in the future. 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 taking this medicine is low blood sugar level (hypoglycemia). You can carry sugar or glucose candy to control low blood sugar level. Other side effects that may be seen while taking this medicine include dizziness, back pain and flu-like symptoms. Contact your doctor if the side effects worry you or if they do not go away.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have ever had kidney disease, heart or pancreas problems, or if you drink a lot of alcohol. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Some other medicines you are taking may interfere with it so make sure your doctor knows about all the other medicines you are using. 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.

Uses of Rapilin Tablet

Side effects of Rapilin Tablet

Common
  • Joint pain
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Upper respiratory tract infection

How to use Rapilin 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. Rapilin 1mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Rapilin Tablet works

Rapilin 1mg Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication. It increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas which prevents blood glucose from rising very high after meals.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Rapilin 1mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rapilin 1mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rapilin 1mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Monitor the breastfed baby’s blood sugar during treatment with Rapilin 1mg Tablet
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
Rapilin 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Rapilin 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Rapilin 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rapilin 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Rapilin 1mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Rapilin Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Rapilin 1mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • For best results, take Rapilin 1mg Tablet 15 to 30 minutes before a meal.
  • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Rapilin 1mg Tablet
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how  Rapilin 1mg Tablet affects you.
  • 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 hypoglycemic symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxiety.
  • Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly while you are taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Rapilin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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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
Diabetes mellitus type 2 required only ayurvedic medicine
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
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FAQs

Q. How long does Rapilin take to start working?

Rapilin starts working 30 minutes after it has been taken. After you take Rapilin, the insulin levels increase causing a decrease in the blood sugar levels. The effect usually lasts for 4 hours.

Q. Can I take alcohol while I am taking Rapilin?

No, you should avoid alcohol while taking Rapilin since alcohol interferes with the working of Rapilin. You may experience signs and symptoms of low blood sugar levels which include weakness, shakiness, cold sweat, cool pale skin, rapid heartbeat, tremors, extreme hunger, dizziness, headache and anxiety.

Q. Can Rapilin be taken with other antidiabetic drugs?

Yes, it can be taken with other antidiabetic drugs but according to your doctor’s advice. But since all these drugs lower blood sugar levels, regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is recommended.

Q. Can I continue to breastfeed while taking Rapilin?

No, you should not breastfeed your baby because if Rapilin passes in breast milk, your baby may experience low blood sugar levels which is harmful for your baby. Ask your doctor for advice.

Q. Do I need to stop clopidogrel if I am taking Rapilin?

You should inform your doctor and take his advice. If you cannot avoid using clopidogrel with Rapilin, take 0.5 mg Rapilin before each meal. The total daily dose should not be more than 4 mg. Monitor your blood sugar levels more frequently.

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