Medicine Overview of Riax-M Tablet XR
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. Riax-M XR 5mg/500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Riax-M XR 5mg/500mg Tablet may cause stomach upset if taken on empty stomach.
Riax-M XR 5mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Saxagliptin and Metformin. Saxagliptin is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor which works by increasing the release of insulin from pancreas and decreasing the hormones that raise blood sugar levels. This reduces both fasting and postmeal sugar levels. Metformin is an anti-diabetic medication (biguanide). It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin.
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Riax-M Tablet XR 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.
Riax-M XR 5mg/500mg 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.
Riax-M XR 5mg/500mg 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.
Riax-M XR 5mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Riax-M XR 5mg/500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Riax-M XR 5mg/500mg 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.
Riax-M XR 5mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Riax-M XR 5mg/500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Riax-M XR 5mg/500mg 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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