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Voglikem 0.3 Tablet MD


Overview

Introduction

Voglikem 0.3 Tablet MD is a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps control the high blood sugar levels in your body after each meal. It is used when other similar medicines along with a restricted diet, are unable to control abnormally high blood sugar levels.

Voglikem 0.3 Tablet MD should be taken just before a meal or along with the first mouthful of food. The dose and how often you need it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your blood sugar levels. The dose may be increased gradually. Do not stop taking it without consulting your doctor. If you do, your blood sugar levels may increase and put you at risk of serious complications like kidney damage and blindness.

This medicine is only part of a treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly while taking this medicine.

The most common side effects of this medicine include skin rash, flatulence (gas), stomach pain, and diarrhea. Please consult your doctor if these bother you or do not go away.

This medicine by itself does not cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels). However, when used in combination with other diabetes medicines (especially insulin or sulphonylureas), it can lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels). Such episodes of hypoglycemia should be treated by taking plain glucose. Table sugar or common sugar will not help correct low blood sugar levels if you are taking this medicine.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Do not take this medicine if you have ulceration or inflammation in the bowel (eg. ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease). Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Please tell your doctor about all the other medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe. Avoid excessive alcohol intake while taking this medicine as it may increase the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels).

Uses of Voglikem Tablet MD

Side effects of Voglikem Tablet MD

Common
  • Skin rash
  • Flatulence
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Voglikem Tablet MD

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not handle the tablets with wet hands. Put it in your mouth but do not swallow it. Voglikem 0.3 Tablet MD is to be taken with food.

How Voglikem Tablet MD works

Voglikem 0.3 Tablet MD is an anti-diabetic medicine. It inhibits the intestinal enzymes responsible for breaking complex sugars into simple sugars such as glucose. This prevents blood glucose levels from rising very high immediately after meals.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Voglikem 0.3 Tablet MD.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Voglikem 0.3 Tablet MD is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Voglikem 0.3 Tablet MD is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Voglikem 0.3 Tablet MD does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Voglikem 0.3 Tablet MD should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Voglikem 0.3 Tablet MD may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Voglikem 0.3 Tablet MD in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Voglikem Tablet MD?

If you miss a dose of Voglikem 0.3 Tablet MD, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Voglikem 0.3 Tablet MD is used together with other diabetes medicines to control blood sugar and avoid long-term complications.
  • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Voglikem 0.3 Tablet MD.
  • Voglikem 0.3 Tablet MD lowers your post-meal blood sugar levels. Therefore, it should be taken before meals.
  • Side effects such as stomach pain, gas, and diarrhea may occur during the first few weeks of treatment but should get better with time.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Voglikem 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. Does Voglikem cause weight loss?

There is evidence that normal doses of Voglikem does not cause significant weight loss. However, very high doses of this medicine can affect the absorption of food, thereby causing weight loss. Do not take this medication for weight loss as it is not approved for treatment of obesity. Do consult your doctor before starting this medication.

Q. How should you take Voglikem?

Voglikem is usually prescribed to be taken orally three times daily immediately before each meal. Voglikem may be given along with a controlled diet. However, in case Voglikem does not work alone, it may be given along with a proper diet and other antidiabetic medicines. Your doctor may further increase your doses if the given doses do not provide sufficient control over the blood sugar levels. Do not take this medication by yourself and consult your doctor before starting this medication.

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References
  1. Dabhi AS, Bhatt NR, Shah MJ. Voglibose: An Alpha Glucosidase Inhibitor. J Clin Diagn Res. 2013;7(12):3023-7. [Accessed 12 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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