Volpha 0.2mg Tablet MD

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Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Volpha 0.2mg Tablet MD

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₹5.4/Tablet MD
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Medicine Overview of Volpha Tablet MD

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Uses of Volpha Tablet MD

Volpha 0.2mg Tablet MD is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
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Side effects of Volpha Tablet MD

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Skin rash, Flatulence, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea.

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How to use Volpha 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. It is better to take Volpha 0.2mg Tablet MD with food.

How Volpha Tablet MD works

Volpha 0.2mg tablet md is active in the small intestine, where it inhibits enzymes which are responsible for the breakdown of complex sugar into simple sugars such as glucose. Which thereby slows the digestion of sugar in the intestines and primarily lowers the post-meal rise in blood sugar levels.

In Depth Information on Volpha Tablet MD

Expert advice for Volpha Tablet MD

  • It is very common to have flatulence, abdominal pain, diarrhoea as a side effect. To prevent this it should be taken just before each meal.
  • It may cause low blood sugar level (hypoglycemia) if used with sulfonylureas.
  • You should avoid using bile acid resins and antacids with Volpha.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with chronic intestinal disorders, hernias, intestinal obstruction and intestinal ulcers.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver disease. Dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Volpha 0.2mg Tablet MD
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Voglibose with alcohol reduce the blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Volpha 0.2mg Tablet MD 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.
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Lactation
Volpha 0.2mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use during lactat
ion. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Volpha 0.2mg Tablet MD does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Volpha 0.2mg Tablet MD should be used with caution in patien
ts with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Volpha 0.2mg Tablet MD may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Volpha
0.2mg Tablet MD in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Decmax 4mg Tablet, Rantac 50mg/2ml Injection, Peptiran 75mg/5ml Syrup, Decamycin 4mg Injection

Missed Dosageuses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Volpha 0.2mg Tablet MD

Frequently asked questions for Voglibose

No. Volpha is not approved for weight loss. It can produce weight loss on prolonged use due to inhibition of carbohydrate digestion and delayed gastric emptying. It is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus with post-prandial hyperglycemia.
Volpha should not be used in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, colonic ulceration, intestinal obstruction, or chronic intestinal disease and in patients with severe hepatic impairment.
Yes. Volpha can be used along with Insulin. It may potentiate the hypoglycemic effects of insulin, so the dosages of these agents may need to be changed accordingly.
Q. What would be the benefit to taking Pioglitazone vs Volpha?
Pioglitazone gives a better control of blood sugar as compared to Volpha.
Volpha belongs to the class of drug known as an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor.
Volpha are taken orally and should be chewed with the first mouthful of food, or swallowed whole with a little liquid directly before the meal. It is only effective in patients eating complex carbohydrates as they delay glucose absorption until further along the digestive tract.
Q. Why is Volpha safer than acarbose?
Volpha has less chance of causing flatulence and gastrointestinal side effects than acarbose.
Q. Can I take Volpha and metformin in combination?
Yes. Volpha can be taken with metformin.
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