Azukon Mr Tablet
By TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
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Azukon Mr Tab is a medicine used to treat diabetes mellitus. The primary composition of the medicine is gliclazide.
Uses of Azukon Mr Tab
Azukon Mr Tab is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Contraindications of Azukon Mr Tab
- Allergic to this medicine
- Type I diabetes
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
- Liver or kidney problems
Side effects of Azukon Mr Tab
- Increase in liver enzymes
- Loss of appetite
- Low glucose level in the body
- Sweating and flushing
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stomach pain
- Allergic skin reactions
Precautions and Warnings of Azukon Mr Tab
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
The medicine is not advised to pregnant women.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
The medicine is generally not prescribed to breastfeeding mothers. However, in cases where the doctor has prescribed the medicine, the baby must be monitored for any signs of low blood sugar.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
Low blood sugar often results in fainting, drowsiness, or blurred vision. It is not advised to drive under such circumstances.
Can I consume alcohol with Azukon Mr Tab?
Consumption of alcohol needs to be regulated as any interaction can result in severe side effects. Drinking on an empty stomach can also result in lowering the blood sugar levels.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are allergic to sulfa-containing medicines or have any other allergy
- You have a kidney condition
Mode of Action of Azukon Mr Tab
How Does It Work?
In type 2 diabetes, the sugar content is not able to disperse in the cells and remains in the bloodstream as insulin production is low. This medicine helps the pancreas in releasing more insulin to provide better dispersion of sugar and lowers the blood sugar level.
Directions for Use of Azukon Mr Tab
The medicine must be taken in the dosage advised by the doctor. Taking a larger dose will not result in bringing the sugar levels under control, but can result in an overdose.
Interactions of Azukon Mr Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Taking sulfonamides along with the medicine, which is a sulfa medicine can result in an increased effect of the prescription and can lower the blood sugar level to a dangerous level
- Consuming blood coagulants or blood thinners like warfarin with the medicine can result in lowering the sugar levels to a threatening level
Interactions with food items
No interactions are found with any food product. The individual must follow a diet plan if provided by the doctor.
Other general Interactions
Individuals suffering from severe liver conditions are advised to not take the medicine before discussing their issues with a doctor.
Storage and disposal of Azukon Mr Tab
The medicine is advised to be stored in a moisture-free place. It should not come in direct contact with sunlight or extreme temperatures.
Dosage of Azukon Mr Tab
A suspected overdose of the medicine requires urgent medical assistance. The person can suffer from severe flushing, sweating, headache, shakiness, increased hunger, changes in vision, nervousness, tiredness, seizures, and fainting.
Missed a Dose
A missed dosage must be made up as early as possible. It should be kept in mind to take the medicine at a fixed time for better results. The missed dose must be taken in proper separation from the next scheduled one to avoid any chances of an overdose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is the working of this medicine similar to metformin?
A: No, the medicine works by increasing the secretion of insulin while metformin increases the efficiency of the already present insulin in the body.
Q: Is it safe to take painkillers with Azukon Mr Tab?
A: Painkillers are safe to couple along with this medicine. Aspirin or ibuprofen are, however, likely to hamper the effect of this medicine.
Q: Is there a precaution to be taken for women on contraceptives?
A: Contraceptives can sometimes increase the blood sugar level in the body. It is advised to inform the doctor if a medication is ongoing.
Q: What is the onset of action of this medicine?
A: It takes around 4 to 6 hours for the medicine to start working after an oral administration.
Q: How long does the effect of the medicine last?
A: The effects of this medicine last for about a day.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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