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Zilenta Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Zilenta Tablet

Zilenta 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 avoid long-term complications of diabetes. It 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 Zilenta Tablet

Zilenta 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 Zilenta 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. Zilenta Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zilenta Tablet works

Zilenta 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.

Zilenta Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Zilenta Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Zilenta Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Zilenta Tablet is recommended.
Liver
Zilenta Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zilenta Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Zilenta Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Zilenta 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 Zilenta 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 Zilenta 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 Zilenta

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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. How to take Zilenta?

The usual dose of Zilenta is once a day with or without food. Take it preferably at the same time every day. Read the product label carefully before use and follow your doctor's advice.

Q. Can Zilenta be taken along with metformin?

Yes, Zilenta 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 low blood sugar level (hypoglycemia) is very low with both the medicines.

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References
  1. Kishimoto M. Teneligliptin: A DPP-4 inhibitor for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes. 2013;6:187-95. [Accessed 27 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 13 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Indoco Remedies Limited, Indoco House, 166 CST Road, Santacruz (E), Mumbai 400 098, INDIA
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