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    Saroglitazar

    Information about Saroglitazar

    Saroglitazar uses

    Saroglitazar is used in the treatment of diabetic dyslipidemia.

    How saroglitazar works

    Saroglitazar is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing fatty acid oxidation process in the liver and also reduces secretion of triglycerides. It also restores body's ability to use insulin to lower blood sugar.

    Common side effects of saroglitazar

    Weakness, Fever, Gastritis

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    Expert advice for Saroglitazar

    • Saroglitazar has beneficial effects in controlling both lipid (triglycerides) and sugar levels in diabetic patients.
    • Saroglitazar has beneficial effects in controlling both lipid (triglycerides) and sugar levels in diabetic patients.
    • It is best to take Saroglitazar before the first meal of the day.

    Frequently asked questions for Saroglitazar

    Saroglitazar

    Q. How do I know if I have diabetes?

    Diabetes can often go unnoticed as many people are not aware of the changes associated with the condition. Common diabetes symptoms may include increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased appetite, vision changes, tingling in hands, feets and legs, poor gum health and delayed wound healing. Learning to spot these symptoms can help you identify if you have diabetes.

    Q. Why is it necessary to be regular with my diabetes medicine?

    It is important to be regular with your diabetes medicine as skipping doses can cause your blood glucose level to remain high for a long duration, raising your risk of developing complications such as kidney disease and failure, heart attack and stroke, nerve damage and blindness.

    Q. How do I know if Saroglitazar is working?

    Maintain a record of the results of your lipid profile and blood sugar tests and share the reports with your doctor during your visits. He will assess how well Saroglitazar is working for you.
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    Q. When is the best time to take Saroglitazar?

    It is best to take Saroglitazar before the first meal of the day.

    Q. What should I do if I miss a dose?

    If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time. Do not double the dose.

    Q. What is an HbA1C test?

    HbA1C test is a blood test which helps to diagnose diabetes and aid in its management. The test indicates your average blood glucose over the past two to three months and suggests how well your treatment is working. An HbA1C of 6.5% or more is suggestive of diabetes. A person with diabetes should aim to keep an HbA1C level of less than 7%. This is because, the higher the HbA1C level, the poorer the blood glucose control, and the greater the risk of complications.

    Content on this page was last updated on 15 January, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)