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Composition FOR TENEPAN M

Metformin(1000mg),Teneligliptin(20mg)

food interaction for TENEPAN M

alcohol interaction for TENEPAN M

pregnancy interaction for TENEPAN M

lactation interaction for TENEPAN M

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking metformin with alcohol may cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, somnolence, abdominal upset, or other unusual symptoms.
UNSAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR TENEPAN M

Metformin(1000mg)

Uses

Metformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos).

How it works

Metformin restores the body's ability to use insulin, lowering the blood sugar levels. Metformin also decreases the amount of glucose absorbed from food in the intestine and decreases glucose production in the liver.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Altered taste, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Loss of appetite
Teneligliptin(20mg)

Uses

Teneligliptin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes

How it works

Teneligliptin increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas, which in turn lowers the blood glucose levels.

Common side effects

Headache, Hypoglycaemia (Low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea, Upper respiratory tract infection, Nasopharyngitis

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Expert advice FOR TENEPAN M

  • Metformin is generally prescribed in newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with a proper diet alone or a diet along with exercise. Planned diet and exercising are always important when you have diabetes, even when you are taking antidiabetic medicines. 
  • Metformin does not help patients who have type 1 diabetes.
  • Metformin should be stopped for at least 2 days after a surgery or a radiological test done using dyes.
  • It is best to take Metformin after meals to minimize nausea, indigestion or diarrhea. Unlike some other diabetes medicines, Metformin doesn't cause any weight gain or lower blood sugar levels.
  • This is the only oral diabetes medicine that lowers complications and deaths in conditions related to diabetes. Low blood sugar is life-threatening. Low blood sugar may develop due to:
    Delay or missing a scheduled meals or snacks.
    Exercising more than usual.
    Drinking a significant amount of alcohol.
    Using too much insulin.
    Sickness ( vomiting or diarrhea).
  • Symptoms of low blood sugar (alarming signs) are fast heartbeat, sweating, cool pale skin, feeling shaky, confusion or irritability, headache, nausea, and nightmares. Make sure that you have access to quick-acting sugar sources that treat low blood sugar. Consuming some form of quick-acting sugars immediately after the appearance of the symptoms will prevent the low blood sugar levels from worsening.
  • Consuming alcohol may increase the chance of severe low blood sugar.

Frequently asked questions FOR TENEPAN M

Metformin

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What is metformin?
Metformin is an antidiabetic drug used to control high blood sugar levels in newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients, along with modifications in diet and exercise.

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Is metformin safe?
Metformin is generally safe if taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Can I take metformin forever?
Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Is metformin a sulfonylurea?
No, metformin is not a sulfonylurea.

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Is metformin a steroid?
No, metformin is not a steroid.

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Is metformin taken before meals?
It is preferred to take metformin with food.

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Is metformin safe in pregnancy or contraindicated?
No relevant data is available for use of metformin in pregnancy. Animal studies do not indicate any harmful effect. Please consult your doctor before taking metformin during pregnancy.

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Is metformin safe for weight loss?
Metformin is not indicated for weight loss.

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Is metformin good for fatty liver?
Metformin is not indicated for the treatment of fatty liver.

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Can I take metformin without food?
It is better to take metformin with food.

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Can I take metformin with alcohol?
Taking metformin with alcohol may cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, somnolence, abdominal upset, or other unusual symptoms. It is better to avoid taking alcohol while you are taking metformin.

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Can I take metformin with atorvastatin?
Yes, metformin can be taken with atorvastatin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Always consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.

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Can I take metformin with phentermine?
Metformin can be taken with phentermine. No interactions have been reported between them. However, it may exist. Always consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.

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Can I take metformin with food?
Yes, metformin can be taken with food. It is preferred to take metformin with food.

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Can I take metformin with levothyroxine?
Metformin can be taken with levothyroxine. No interactions have been reported between metformin and levothyroxine. However, it may exist. Always consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.

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Can I take metformin with prednisone or prednisolone?
Always consult your doctor before taking metformin with prednisone as it may decreases the effect of metformin and high blood sugar levels have been seen in some patients and it is recommended to monitor the blood glucose level regularly.

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Can I take metformin with metoprolol?
Use of metformin and metoprolol should be avoided at the same time. If you are taking these two medicines together you may experience confusion, dizziness, faster heart beat, tremors (shaking) and increased sweating. Please consult your doctor before taking them together.

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Does metformin clear acne?
Metformin is not indicated for clearing acne.

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Does metformin affect your period?
No, metformin does not affect your periods. In case you experience abnormalities in your periods while taking metformin, please consult your doctor.

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Does metformin cause hair loss?
No, hair loss has not been reported with metformin. In case you experience hair loss while taking metformin, please consult your doctor.

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Does metformin cause weight gain?
No, weight gain has not been reported with metformin.

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Does metformin reduce weight?
Yes, metformin may reduce weight. Please consult your doctor, if there is an unexpected weight loss along with tiredness and feeling of being sick.

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Does metformin cause hypoglycemia?
Metformin alone does not cause hypoglycemia, although caution is needed when taking it along with other anti-diabetic drugs like sulfonylureas and insulin.

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Does metformin cause constipation?
Constipation has not been reported with metformin. Please consult your doctor if you experience constipation while taking metformin.

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Does metformin increase blood pressure?
No metformin does not cause an increase in blood pressure. But caution should be taken when taking any medicines for the treatment of high blood pressure.

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Can I take metformin for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?
Metformin is not a first line treatment of choice in the management of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). the first aim for women with PCOS who are overweight is to make lifestyle changes with a combination of diet and exercise in order to lose weight and improve ovarian function. Please consult your doctor before taking metformin for PCOS.

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Can I take metformin for weight loss?
No, metformin is not indicated for weight loss although it may reduce the weight of obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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How long can I take metformin for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?
Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration only as advised by your doctor. Also refer the question above.

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Can I take metformin for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) while pregnant?
No relevant data is available for use of metformin in pregnancy. Animal studies do not indicate any harmful effect. Please consult your doctor before taking metformin during pregnancy. Also refer the question above.

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How long can I take metformin for?
Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration only as advised by your doctor.

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Is metformin an insulin?
No, metformin is not an insulin.

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Is metformin a banned drug?
No, metformin is not a banned drug.

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Is metformin a birth control pill?
No, metformin is not a birth control pill.

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Is metformin a statin?
No, metformin is not a statin.

Teneligliptin

Q.

How should I use teneligliptin?
Teneligliptin is usually taken once a day with or without food. Take it preferably at the same time every day. Read the product label carefully before use.

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Can I take teneligliptin with insulin?
Yes, teneligliptin can be taken along with insulin. The addition of teneligliptin can help to improve your blood glucose levels without increasing the risk of hypoglycemia and this could further decrease the dose of your insulin.

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Can I use teneligliptin as an alternative to linagliptin?
Yes, teneligliptin can be used as an alternative to linagliptin as both belong to the same class of drugs and work similarly by inhibiting the enzyme dipeptidyl peptidase-4 to keep your blood sugar levels normal. They are also not very different in terms of how they behave inside your body and are safe in patients with underlying kidney and liver diseases.

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Can I take teneligliptin with metformin?
Yes, teneligliptin can be taken with metformin. It is a good add-on treatment if the blood sugars are very high even after taking metformin. The risk of hypoglycemia is also very low with both the medicines. However, consult your doctor before taking them together as a dose adjustment may be needed.

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How is teneligliptin different from Vildagliptin?
Both teneligliptin and vildagliptin belong to the same class of drugs and works in a similar way by inhibiting an enzyme called dipeptidyl peptidase-4 to keep your blood sugar levels normal. However, teneligliptin is to be taken once a day and is safer to use in patients with underlying kidney disease as no dose adjustment is needed while vildagliptin is to be taken twice daily and a dose adjustment is needed in patients with moderate to severe renal failure.

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How is teneligliptin different from glimepiride?
Teneligliptin is a dipeptidyl peptidase - 4 inhibitors while glimepiride belongs to the class of sulfonylureas. Both the drugs have a different way of working. Hypoglycemia and weight gain are common side effects seen with glimepiride while teneligliptin has a different side effect profile which includes a headache, nasopharyngitis, and hypoglycemia when used along with insulins or sulfonylureas.

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Is teneligliptin a controlled substance?
Teneligliptin is not a controlled substance. It is available when prescribed by a doctor.

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Is teneligliptin better than sitagliptin?
Both teneligliptin and sitagliptin belong to the same class of drugs and work in a similar way to keep your blood sugar levels normal. The efficacy of both drugs in decreasing the blood sugar and glycosylated hemoglobin levels is also comparable. However, they differ in the safety profile as teneligliptin is safer to use in patients with underlying kidney disease while a dose adjustment is needed in patients with moderate to severe renal failure when sitagliptin is used.

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How is teneligliptin different from alogliptin?
Both teneligliptin and alogliptin belong to the same class of drugs and work in a similar way by inhibiting an enzyme called dipeptidyl peptidase-4 to keep your blood sugar levels normal. However, teneligliptin is safer to use in patients with underlying kidney disease while a dose adjustment is needed in patients with moderate to severe renal failure in case of alogliptin.

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Does teneligliptin have an expiry date?
Yes, teneligliptin does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use teneligliptin after the expiry date.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)