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Sulisent 100 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Sulisent Tablet

Sulisent 100 mg Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is used alone or together with other diabetes medicines to control blood sugar levels and prevent long-term complications of diabetes. This medicine should be used along with a proper diet and exercise for best results. It also helps in reducing blood pressure as well as promoting weight loss.

Uses of Sulisent Tablet

Sulisent Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Increased thirst
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea
  • Genital fungal infection

How to use Sulisent 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. Sulisent 100 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Sulisent Tablet works

Sulisent 100 mg Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by removing excess sugar from your body through urine.

Sulisent Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Sulisent 100 mg Tablet. Taking canagliflozin with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Sulisent 100 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Sulisent 100 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Sulisent 100 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
UNSAFE
Sulisent 100 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Sulisent 100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sulisent 100 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment is not needed in patients with mild to moderate liver disease. Limited information is available on use of Sulisent 100 mg Tablet in severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Sulisent Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Sulisent 100 mg 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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Expert Advice

  • Sulisent 100 mg Tablet is used alone or together with other diabetes medicines to control blood sugar and avoid long-term complications.
  • It may cause your body to lose too much fluid (dehydration) or you may urinate more often. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
  • 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.
  • It can cause genital fungal and/or urinary tract infections (UTIs) in both females and males, so practice good hygiene.
  • Monitor your blood sugar regularly while taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you experience constant dizziness, joint pain, cold-like symptoms, or unexplained nausea/vomiting.

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Sulisent

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Type 2 diabetes for about 15 -18 years , Uncontrolled from last 2 years , present hba1c(12) , Recently consulted a DM(endocrine) and was advised few conventional medicines +Basalog(20 units)+ sulisent 100mg (1 month )+specially advised diet chart . Sugar levels are in excellent control after using it for about 4 weeks, How long can we use sulisent 100mg and other medicines in combination together? or can it be reduced if sugar levels stays balanced as normal. *(Dr. advised for Victoza , if the above mentioned combination is not effective)
Dr. Ashwin Porwal
Diabetes Specialist
if sugar levels are controlled then continue samesulisent is canagliflozin which is a more or less new drug but it's very effectivebut one thing you should take care that it can cause urinary tract infections so always beware of it
I am suffering from type 2 diabetes since last 3years and hypertension from 6years. I am taking medication morning januvia 100mg,glycomet 500sr a long H and at night glycomet 500sr ,rozavel10 Bp 120/80 normal and blood sugar with in 140,
Dr. Rajesh Chhabra
Diabetes Specialist
Good, keep it up
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FAQs

Q. What is Sulisent used for?

Sulisent is used in adults with type 2 diabetes to lower blood sugar levels. It works best when used along with diet and exercise. It is also used in adults having diabetes and cardiovascular disease together. Its use in such patients helps reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke or death due to these cardiovascular events.

Q. Is Sulisent the same as metformin?

No, Sulisent is not the same as metformin. Sulisent is a sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor whereas metformin is a biguanide. Sulisent lowers blood sugar by causing the kidneys to get rid of more glucose in the urine. On the other hand, metformin works by reducing the amount of sugar which your liver releases into your blood.

Q. How do you take Sulisent?

Take Sulisent exactly as advised by your doctor. You should swallow the tablet whole with water. You can take your tablet with or without food. It is best to take it before the first meal of the day. Try to take it at the same time each day. This will help you remember to take it.

Q. What are the dangers of Sulisent?

There are some risks involved with the use of Sulisent. This medicine may increase the risk of lower limb amputations. The use of Sulisent may cause dehydration (the loss of too much body water) in some people. Sulisent may also cause get vaginal yeast infection in women and yeast infection in the skin surrounding the penis in men.

Q. How do I know that Sulisent is working?

Keep a record of your blood sugar levels, daily or at regular intervals. You can show this record to your doctor on your next visit. Your doctor will analyze these reports and tell you whether it is working or not.

Q. What types of patients are more prone to amputation?

Patients having a history of amputation are more prone to lower limb amputation. The risk is also high in patients with foot ulcers or sores or who have or had heart disease. Also, patients who have or have suffered from peripheral vascular disease (narrowing of blood vessels in feet, legs, or arms causing numbness, pain, or coldness) and neuropathy (nerve damage that causes tingling, numbness, and pain, usually in your hands and feet) also have a high risk of lower limb amputation.

Q. Can Sulisent cause weight loss?

Sulisent usually causes loss of fat mass which further leads to weight loss. However, this may vary from person to person depending upon the doses and whether it is being used alone or with other diabetes medications.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Sulisent?

The serious side effects of Sulisent include ketoacidosis (increased ketones in your blood or urine), some allergic reaction, sudden kidney impairment, serious urinary tract infections and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Though rare, Sulisent may also cause a serious bacterial infection that may damage the tissue under the skin in the area between and around the anus and genitals (perineum). This medicine may weaken your bones, increasing the risk of fractures, particularly in the upper arms, wrists, or hands.

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