Express delivery to
Select Pincode
Search for Medicine and Healthcare items
Search
Duopil 2/500mg Tablet
Duopil 2/500mg Tablet

Duopil 2/500mg Tablet

By ARISTO PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
73.95*
MRP 87.00
15% OFF
Inclusive of all taxes
7 days return policyRead More
All the Products are packed and stored Safely

Duopil 2/500mg Tablet Description

Duopil 2/500 tablet is an anti-diabetic medication. It contains a combination of glimepiride and metformin as active substances. Duopil 2/500 tablet is used to manage blood sugar levels in type 2 dia

etes when glimepiride or metformin alone is not effective. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a condition in which your pancreas does not make enough insulin to keep blood sugar levels under control and your body is unable to use its own insulin adequately. Duopil 2/500 tablet works by increasing the release of insulin from the pancreas and decreasing the production and absorption of sugar. Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to any of its components or have type 1 diabetes. Take it in the exact dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take more than the recommended dose. Do not stop taking this medicine on your own. Before starting Duopil 2/500 tablet, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant or breastfeeding and about your complete medical history. Also, inform about all the medicines and supplements that you take. Along with taking this medicine, it is beneficial to maintain a healthy lifestyle with exercise and dietary modifications for adequate control of your blood sugar levels.

Product Summary

Offer Price₹73.95
You Save₹13.05 (15% on MRP)
ContainsMetformin(500.0 Mg) + Glimepiride(2.0 Mg)
UsesType 2 diabetes
Side effectsNausea, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, headache
TherapyANTI-DIABETIC
Check more medicines with composition as Metformin(500.0 Mg) + Glimepiride(2.0 Mg)
Save Upto 55% more
10 Brand Alternate(s)
Contains same composition as Duopil 2/500mg Tablet
Certified doctor image
View All

Uses of Duopil 2/500mg Tablet

Duopil 2/500 tablet is used for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus when diet, exercise and glimepiride or metformin alone are not able to control the blood sugar levels adequately.

Contraindications of Duopil 2/500mg Tablet

  • If you are allergic to metformin, glimepiride or any of the ingredients of Duopil 2/500 tablet.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you have kidney or liver failure.
  • If you have any metabolic acidosis (too much acid in the body fluids) like lactic acidosis, diabetic ketoacidosis or diabetic pre-coma.
  • If you have dehydration, severe infections or shock.
  • If you are going to take injections containing iodine.
  • If you have had heart or lung failure or had a recent incidence of heart attack or shock.
  • If you are an alcoholic.

Side effects of Duopil 2/500mg Tablet

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste sensation

Precautions and Warnings of Duopil 2/500mg Tablet

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Duopil 2/500 tablet during pregnancy?
A:
The use of Duopil 2/500 tablet during pregnancy is not recommended. Consult the doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby before starting this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Duopil 2/500 tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It is advisable not to breastfeed during the treatment with Duopil 2/500 tablet as the components of this medicine may pass into human breast milk. Consult your doctor before using medication during breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Duopil 2/500 tablet?
A:
There is limited information on the effect of Duopil 2/500 tablet on driving ability. However, if you experience any symptoms of low blood sugar levels like dizziness, drowsiness, vision disturbances, and sweating, stop driving and have sugar/ juice. Avoid consuming sugar-free during such episodes.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Duopil 2/500 tablet?
A:
It is advisable not to consume alcohol during treatment with Duopil 2/500 tablet as alcohol alters the way this medicine works. Excessive consumption of alcohol when taking this medicine can cause serious complications such as ketoacidosis.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience extreme hunger, headache, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, restlessness, aggression, reduced alertness, confusion, shakiness, or dizziness. These could be signs of low blood sugar. If you ...
    Read more
  • You are experiencing pins-and-needles sensation, numbness, and weakness.
  • You are going to have a diagnostic imaging test that involves the injection of iodine.
  • You have dehydration due to diarrhea, vomiting, or limited fluid intake.
  • You have suffered through trauma.
  • You have to undergo surgery in the near future.
  • You have kidney or liver problems.
  • You have a thyroid disorder.
  • You are overweight.

Mode of Action of Duopil 2/500mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

  • Duopil 2/500 tablet contains a combination of glimepiride and metformin as active substances.
  • Glimepiride lowers the blood sugar level by increasing the release of insulin hormone from the pancreas. Insulin helps to move sugar (glucose) from the blood into the cells.
  • Metformin decreases the absorption of sugar in the intestine and its production by the liver.
  • Both of these components allow the cells of the body to use blood sugar more effectively, thereby reducing blood sugar.

Directions for Use of Duopil 2/500mg Tablet

  • Take Duopil 2/500 tablet as directed by the doctor.
  • Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water.
  • Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It would be best if you take it at the same time every day for optimal results.
  • Avoid consuming more than the dose prescribed by the doctor.

Interactions of Duopil 2/500mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Duopil 2/500 tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Inform the doctor regarding the medicines, supplements or herbals you take or might take to avoid possible interaction.
  • You may have symptoms of low blood sugar if you are taking other medicines for diabetes like insulin, pioglitazone, medicines for high blood pressure (ACE inhibitors like captopril), steroids, chloram...
    Read more
  • You may have symptoms of high blood sugar if you are taking oral contraceptives, acetazolamide, water pill, phenytoin, rifampicin, medicines for constipation and medicines for thyroid disorders.
  • Medicines like anti-allergics (ranitidine), clonidine, reserpine and medicines used to treat high blood pressure like atenolol can alter the way this medicine works and may block your body's response ...
    Read more
  • Medicines like diclofenac, ibuprofen, water pill and enalapril may affect your kidney functions if taken along with this medicine.
  • Medicines used to treat thyroid disorders can affect the way this medicine works.

Storage and disposal of Duopil 2/500mg Tablet

  • Store Duopil 2/500 tablet at room temperature in a cool and dry place. Protect it from moisture.
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Duopil 2/500mg Tablet

Overdose

  • An overdose of Duopil 2/500 tablet may lead to severe low blood sugar and lactic acidosis. This can result in symptoms like headache, nausea, vomiting, sleep disturbances, restlessness, impaired alert...
    Read more
  • If you think you have taken an overdose of this medicine or you experience these symptoms, immediately take glucose or juice or sugar-containing products (sugar candy).
  • Contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

  • You should never miss your dose of anti-diabetic medications as it may lead to fluctuations in your blood sugar level.
  • However, if you missed any dose of Duopil 2/500 tablet, take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
  • Do not take a double dose of the medicine to compensate for the missed one.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

^

Q: What diet should I follow if I am diabetic?

  • A diet should be high in fibre, low in fat with adequate protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals
  • Maintain the regular meal timings and try to have soups and salads
  • Diet should include boiled, steamed or baked food
  • Ensure moderate use of edible oils (groundnut oil, olive oil), very less use of ghee and butter
  • Drink at least 8-10 glass of water daily
  • Carry fruit or low calorie high fibre biscuits while travelling

Q: What should I avoid being a diabetic patient?

  • Do not shop when you are hungry. You could be tempted to buy oily and fried food
  • Avoid overeating
  • Avoid maida, white bread, potato, noodles, corn flakes, poori, biryani, naan, fried rice, etc
  • Stop having daals with ghee, deep-fried pulses
  • Avoid cream soups, carrot juice, deep-fried vegetables, vegetable curries with excess oil.

Q: My blood sugar falls too often, what could be the reason?

  • Avoid skipping meals, fasting, too much alcohol intake, taking alcohol on an empty stomach and taking double dose
  • If you are taking any medicines mentioned in the drug interaction section, you need to inform your doctor
  • Always keep a juice or sugar candy with you, in case you experience symptoms of hypoglycemia like headache, irritability, drowsiness, reduced alertness or nausea, immediately have the juice or glucose...
    Read more
  • Do not have artificial sweeteners in this situation
  • If such episodes happen too often, inform your doctor as you may need a decrease in the dose of this medicine.

Q: What is Duopil 2/500 used for?

A: Duopil 2/500 tablet is used for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus when diet, exercise and glimepiride or metformin alone are not able to control the blood sugar levels adequately.

Q: What is type 2 diabetes?

A: Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a condition in which your pancreas does not make enough insulin to keep blood sugar levels under control and your body is also unable to use its own insulin adequately. This causes high blood sugar levels in your body, which may cause medical problems like heart disease, kidney disease, blindness and poor blood flow in your hands and legs.

Q: Duopil 2/500 should be taken before or after food?

A: You should take Duopil 2/500 tablet exactly as recommended by your doctor. However, this medicine should preferably be taken with food/meals.

Q: Can I stop taking Duopil 2/500 on my own?

A: No, you should not stop taking Duopil 2/500 tablet on your own. You should take this medicine in the exact dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor.

Q: Can I take Duopil 2/500 if I am lactating?

A: Lactating women are advised not to breastfeed during the treatment with Duopil 2/500 tablet as the components of this medicine may pass into human breast milk. Consult your doctor before using medication during breastfeeding/if you are lactating.

Q: Does Duopil 2/500 cause diarrhoea?

A: In some individuals Duopil 2/500 tablet may cause diarrhoea as a side effect. However, not everyone experiences the side effect. If you experience diarrhoea after taking this medicine, it is recommended to drink enough fluids and stay hydrated. Talk to your doctor if the side effect does not resolve or worsens.

Q: Can I suggest Duopil 2/500 to my friend who has type 2 diabetes?

A: No, you should never suggest anyone to take Duopil 2/500 tablet without being prescribed by the doctor. This medicine should only be taken under a doctor's recommendation in the exact dose and duration as suggested.

Q: How long can Duopil 2/500 be taken?

A: You can take Duopil 2/500 tablet for as long as the doctor has prescribed it to you. The dose and duration of this medicine is normally adjusted by the doctor depending on your condition. You should not consume more than the recommended daily dose.

Q: Can Duopil 2/500 be taken with other medicines?

A: Your doctor will recommend if you can take Duopil 2/500 tablet with other medicines. You should always inform your doctor about all other medicines, supplements or herbals that you are taking. Do not take this medicine on your own without informing your doctor.

Q: How to take Duopil 2/500?

  • Take Duopil 2/500 tablet exactly as directed by the doctor.
  • Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water.
  • Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It would be best if you take it at the same time every day for optimal results.
  • Do not consume more than the dose prescribed by the doctor.
Product Details
Brand
DUOPIL
Expires on or After
30/05/2024
Last Updated on: 25 Aug 2022 | 12:25 PM (IST)

Health Articles

Disclaimer
The information provided herein is supplied to the best of our abilities to make it accurate and reliable as it is published after a review by a team of professionals. This information is solely intended to provide a general overview on the product and must be used for informational purposes only. You should not use the information provided herein to diagnose, prevent, or cure a health problem. Nothing contained on this page is intended to create a doctor-patient relationship, replace or be a substitute for a registered medical practitioner's medical treatment/advice or consultation. The absence of any information or warning to any medicine shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance. We highly recommend that you consult your registered medical practitioner for all queries or doubts related to your medical condition. You hereby agree that you shall not make any health or medical-related decision based in whole or in part on anything contained in the Site. Please click here for detailed T&C.