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    Metformin + Gemigliptin

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    Metformin + gemigliptin uses

    Metformin+Gemigliptin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

    How metformin + gemigliptin works

    This is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Metformin and Gemigliptin. Metformin is an anti-diabetic medication (biguanide). It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin. Gemigliptin is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor which works by increasing the release of insulin from pancreas and decreasing the hormones that raise blood sugar levels. This reduces both fasting and postmeal sugar levels. Together, they provide better control of blood sugar.

    Common side effects of metformin + gemigliptin

    Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Stomach upset, Nasal congestion, Respiratory tract infection, Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea, Diarrhea, Sore throat
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    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    19 Nov 2018 | 04:21 PM (IST)
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      Expert advice for Metformin + Gemigliptin

      • You have been prescribed this combination medicine as it can control blood sugar better than metformin alone.
      • Take it in addition to regular exercise and healthy diet to lower levels of blood sugar.
      • Chances of weight gain and low blood sugar are lesser as compared to other diabetes medicines. 
      • Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
      • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine. 
      • Inform your doctor about your diabetes treatment if you are due to have surgery under a general anaesthetic.
      • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any deep or rapid breathing, persistent nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain as Metformin + Gemigliptin may cause a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis, which is an excess of lactic acid in the blood.

      Content on this page was last updated on 19 November, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)