Dibeta Sr 500mg Tablet
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Metformin is included in the composition of Dibeta Sr 500mg Tab, which is used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.
Uses of Dibeta Sr 500mg Tab
Physicians recommend Dibeta Sr 500mg Tab for controlling blood glucose levels in the treatment of type-2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes).
Contraindications of Dibeta Sr 500mg Tab
- Allergic reactions to this medicine
- Type 1 diabetes mellitus
- Heart failure
- Severe kidney or liver disorders
- Severe respiratory disease
- Alcohol addiction or heavy use of alcohol
- Severe infections of lung the or kidney
Side effects of Dibeta Sr 500mg Tab
- Common side effects of Dibeta Sr 500mg Tab include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, mild diarrhea, and altered taste sensations
- Other side effects are increased vitamin B12 levels in the body, skin rashes, redness, itching, and hives
- A rare side effect is lactic acidosis (needs emergency treatment)
Precautions and Warnings of Dibeta Sr 500mg Tab
Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy without a doctor's advice. In pregnancy-related diabetes, insulin is preferred over oral medications.
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
This medicine is known to pass through breast milk and should be avoided while breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
This agent and other medications for diabetes can cause low blood sugar levels which manifests in symptoms such as confusion, increased sweating, fainting. Keep a chocolate bar or juice handy while driving.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Excessive or regular consumption of alcohol can result into low blood sugar. It can also lead to lactic acidosis and should be avoided during treatment.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You experience breathing difficulties, stomach ache and muscle cramps, reduced temperature and vomiting
- You have dehydration or fast for long periods.
- You have liver problems
Mode of Action of Dibeta Sr 500mg Tab
How Does It Work?
This medicine reduces blood sugar levels by lowering the absorption of glucose from the intestine. It helps the glucose transport itself to the the cells and prevents the sugar from being in the blood.
Directions for Use of Dibeta Sr 500mg Tab
The tablet should be swallowed with water completely and instructions of the physician should be followed.
Interactions of Dibeta Sr 500mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- NSAID and COX-2 inhibitors, such as ibuprofen and celecoxib
- Diet pills or medicines to treat asthma, colds, or allergies
- Birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy
- Thyroid medicine
- Furosemide and cimetidine may increase the side effects of this medicine
Interactions with food items
Long term use of this medicine may reduce the absorption of vitamin B12.
Storage and disposal of Dibeta Sr 500mg Tab
The tablet should be stored in a cool and dry place. The instructions on the label should be followed correctly.
Dosage of Dibeta Sr 500mg Tab
Any dosage of Dibeta Sr 500mg Tab should be taken with care as 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 upon remembering but do not take it if it is time for the next dose. Continue dosing as per regular schedule if next dose is due. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What are the instructions to be followed while using Dibeta Sr 500mg Tab?
A: Exercise regularly and follow a diabetic diet for best results during treatment. Avoid alcohol or any alcohol containing medicine as it may result in lactic acidosis.
Q: When and how should I use this medicine?
A: The tablet should be swallowed whole with water.The tablet should always be taken with food or immediately after a meal. Do not chew.
Q: What are the ideal storage conditions for these tablets?
A: The medicine should be stored at room temperature, away from excessive heat and moisture. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Do not use after expiry date or when not needed.
Q: What are the other warnings to be followed while on treatment with this medicine?
- If you need to have an injection of iodine-containing contrast medium into your bloodstream for an X-ray or scan, stop taking this medicine before or at the time of injection
- Stop taking this medicine for a short time if you have a condition that may be associated with dehydration
Q: What are the things to be discussed with the physician before using this medicine?
A: The entire medical and surgical history along with medications including natural or herbal supplements should be discussed. Women should inform about pregnancy or breastfeeding before treatment.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 05:23 PM (IST)
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