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Tena 20 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Tena Tablet

Tena 20 mg Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It may be used alone or together with other diabetes medicines to control blood sugar levels and prevents long-term complications.

Tena 20 mg Tablet should be used along with a proper diet and exercise for maximum effect. It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) as a side effect. Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while taking this medicine.

Uses of Tena Tablet

Tena Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)

How to use Tena 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. Tena 20 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Tena Tablet works

Tena 20 mg Tablet is an anti-diabetic 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.

Tena Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Tena 20 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Tena 20 mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Tena 20 mg Tablet during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tena 20 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Tena 20 mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Tena 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tena 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Tena Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Tena 20 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

  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • Be careful while driving or operating machinery until you know how Tena 20 mg 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 hypoglycemia symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxiety.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice joint pains or develop symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, and/or vomiting.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Tena 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

Questions Related to Tena

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Sir/madam Diabetes type--Type-2 Diabetes Im taking 1 tablet in morning after TIFFIN. Tablet--GLYCOMET-GP2 FORTE. This 1 tablet sufficient as my Diabetes checkup results.& My liver Mildly enlarged this is my problem so pls expalin only 1 Tablet wii effect on any parts of my body Pls ExplainFBS-170 PPBS-190
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Need to examine and priscribe medicine for you.Without examine , can't priscribe any medicine in your case.so plz consult doctor near by or can visit our clinic
I have type 2 diabetes. Can I use IME-9 tablets.if yes. Tell me the dosage and when
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
yes you can usehttps://www.1mg.com/otc/ime-9-tablet-otc3286611-1 Tablet after lunch & dinner,take this medicine along with your treatment
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FAQs

Q. Can Tena cause hypoglycemia?

Yes, Tena can cause hypoglycemia. The episodes of hypoglycemia are more common when other antidiabetic drugs and insulin are given in combination with Tena.

Q. Is Tena the same as metformin?

No, Tena is not the same as metformin. Although both are antidiabetic medications, their way of acting is different. Tena acts by improving the utilization of glucose by the body and increasing satiety (feeling full) and by delaying the emptying of the stomach. This makes the person feel full for longer and decreases the urge to eat. On the other hand, Metformin acts by varied mechanisms like it decreases the glucose production from the liver, decreases absorption of glucose from the intestine after taking food, and improves the sensitivity of the body organ and muscles to insulin. This helps improve the uptake of glucose from the blood.

Q. Is Tena safe in diabetic patients with kidney failure?

Yes, there is evidence that suggests that Tena is safe to use in patients who have developed renal failure due to diabetes. It improves blood sugar control in diabetics and also improves kidney function in impaired kidney disease associated with diabetes.

Q. What is the role of Tena?

Tena is a medicine that is prescribed in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus along with diet control and exercise. It is given alone when the patient has kidney problems and cannot be prescribed metformin. It may also be given as combination therapy along with insulin or other antidiabetic drugs to adequately control the blood glucose level.

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References
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