Dibeta Sr 1gm Tablet
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The composition of Dibeta Sr 1gm Tab is the medicine metformin. It is used for the reduction of blood sugar levels in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. It belongs to the group of medicines called biguanides.
Uses of Dibeta Sr 1gm Tab
- Type 2 diabetes
Contraindications of Dibeta Sr 1gm Tab
- Allergy to the medicine
- Severe kidney or liver disorders
- Type 1 diabetes mellitus
- Heart failure
- Severe respiratory disease
- Alcohol addiction or heavy use of alcohol
- Severe infections of lung or kidney
Side effects of Dibeta Sr 1gm Tab
- Common side effects of Dibeta Sr 1gm Tab include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach ache and mild diarrhoea
- The medicine can also sometimes cause altered taste sensations, skin rashes, redness, itching and hives
- Serious side effects include decreased vitamin B12 levels in the body, and lactic acidosis (needs emergency treatment)
Precautions and Warnings of Dibeta Sr 1gm Tab
Can I take Dibeta Sr 1gm Tab during pregnancy?
This medicine should not be taken during pregnancy without first consulting your doctor. The doctor would generally prescribe insulin over oral diabetic medication in pregnancy-related diabetes.
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
The medicine should not be taken while nursing as it is known to pass into breastmilk.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
This medicine, when taken with other medications for diabetes, can result in low blood sugar. This may lead to faintness, confusion or increased sweating. While driving, a chocolate bar or juice should be kept handy in case you experience these symptoms.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Alcohol can result in decreased levels of sugar and can even cause lactic acidosis. Thus, it should be avoided during treatment.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You are planning a prolonged fast or have dehydration, uncontrolled diabetes, serious infections, liver problems, and any severe heart disorders
Mode of Action of Dibeta Sr 1gm Tab
How Does It Work?
This medicine acts by lowering the absorption of glucose from the intestine; as a result, it reduces blood sugar levels. It also facilitates entry of the glucose into the cells.
Directions for Use of Dibeta Sr 1gm Tab
Dibeta Sr 1gm Tab dosage should be taken as prescribed by the doctor. The tablet should be swallowed with water as a whole.
Interactions of Dibeta Sr 1gm Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy
- Diet pills or medicines used to treat asthma, colds or allergies
- NSAID and COX-2 inhibitors such as ibuprofen and celecoxib (long term use of these with metformin can lead to kidney damage)
- Thyroid medicine
- Furosemide and cimetidine may increase the side effects of this medication
Interactions with food items
Long term use of this medicine reduces the absorption of vitamin B12. Thus its levels in the body have to be checked regularly.
Storage and disposal of Dibeta Sr 1gm Tab
This medicine should be stored at room temperature and away from excessive heat and sunlight.
Dosage of Dibeta Sr 1gm Tab
An overdose of this medicine can result in lactic acidosis. The symptoms include vomiting, stomach ache, muscle cramps and difficulty in breathing.
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, do not take it if it is time for the next dose. Skip the missed dose and continue dosing as per the schedule. Do not take extra medicine to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: When and how should I use this medicine?
A: The tablet should be swallowed with water as a whole. Do not chew. The tablet should always be taken with food or immediately after a meal.
Q: What lifestyle changes need to be made while using this medicine?
A: For optimum results, exercise regularly and follow a diabetic diet while using this medicine. Avoid alcohol or any medicine that contains alcohol as it may result in lactic acidosis.
Q: What precautions must be taken while on treatment with this medicine?
- Stop taking this medicine for a short time if you have a condition that causes dehydration
- If you need to have an injection of iodine-containing contrast medium into your bloodstream, for an X-ray or scan, stop taking the medicine before or at the time of injection
Q: What are the ideal storage conditions for this medicine?
A: The tablet should be stored in a cool and dry place. Keep it away from excessive heat and moisture. Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use after the expiry date or when it is not needed.
Q: What are the things to be discussed with the physician before using this medicine?
A: Inform your doctor about your pregnancy or breastfeeding (if any) prior to treatment. Your entire medical and surgical history along with the medications taken (including natural or herbal supplements) should be discussed.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 02:55 PM (IST)
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