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Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 14'S

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MRP 285.00*
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Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 14'S Description

Istamet Tablet is a combination of metformin and sitagliptin, which are antidiabetic medicines. It is used to control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes, along with diet and exercise.

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body does not produce enough insulin or does not use insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body's cells use glucose for energy. When the body does not have enough insulin or does not use it properly, glucose builds up in the blood. This can lead to serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, and kidney failure. Istamet Tablet works by helping the body produce more insulin and use insulin more effectively. It also helps to lower the amount of glucose the liver makes. Before taking Istamet Tablet, tell your doctor if you have any liver, kidney, or heart problems. You should also tell your doctor if you have high blood cholesterol levels, severe infections, or if you have recently been dehydrated due to vomiting or diarrhoea. While taking Istamet Tablet, your doctor may regularly check your blood sugar levels and kidney function to avoid side effects. Your doctor may also ask you to make lifestyle changes, such as following a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and quitting smoking, to improve your results. Istamet Tablet is not recommended for people with severe, uncontrolled diabetes. It is also not recommended for people with alcoholism, shock, or breathing or circulation problems. Talk to your doctor before taking Istamet Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The most common side effects of Istamet Tablet are low blood sugar levels, stomach upset, constipation, diarrhoea, a metallic taste in the mouth, sore throat, stuffy nose, and joint pain. Talk to your doctor if these side effects bother you.

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ContainsMetformin Hydrochloride(500.0 Mg) + Sitagliptin(50.0 Mg)
UsesType 2 diabetes mellitus
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, headache, metallic taste, flatulence
TherapyANTI-DIABETIC
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uses

Uses of Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 14'S

Istamet Tablet is used for the control of high blood sugar in patients having type 2 Diabetes mellitus along with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
contraindications

Contraindications of Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 14'S

  • If you are allergic to sitagliptin, metformin or any other ingredients of Istamet Tablet.
  • If you have severe kidney or liver disease.
  • If your diabetes is not under control and you also have high blood sugar, nausea, vomiting, loose motions, rapid loss of weight, pain in the stomach, breathing difficulty, sleepiness etc.
  • If you have dehydration or you have the presence of severe infection.
  • If you have to go to do an x-ray or scan and dye is injected in your blood before doing the x-ray or scan.
  • If you have a recent history of a heart attack.
  • If you are a heavy alcohol drinker.
  • If you are a lactating mother.
sideEffects

Side effects of Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 14'S

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Metallic taste
  • Flatulence
  • Loose motion
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 14'S

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Istamet Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Component of Istamet Tablet can cause harm to the unborn baby if taken during pregnancy. This medicine should not be taken by pregnant women.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Istamet Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Component of Istamet Tablet can pass through breastmilk and can cause harm to the breastfed baby if taken by lactating mother. This medicine should not be taken by lactating mother.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Istamet Tablet?
A:
Istamet Tablet can cause dizziness or sleepiness. Avoid driving if you have dizziness or sleepiness after taking this medicine.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Istamet Tablet?
A:
Consumption of alcohol along with Istamet Tablet can cause a medical condition called ' lactic acidosis' which can cause vomiting, pain in the stomach, breathing difficulty, tiredness, muscle cramps, decrease body temperature, decrease heartbeat. Avoid alcohol consumption while on this medicine.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have skin blister after taking this medicine.
  • You have a fever, vomiting, loose motion, heat exposure, less fluid intake.
  • You have vomiting, pain in the stomach, breathing difficulty, tiredness, muscle cramps, decrease body temperature, decrease heartbeat after taking this medicine.
  • You have low blood sugar after taking other anti-diabetic medicines along with this medicine.
  • You have type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  • You are undergoing any surgery.
  • Your doctor tells you that you have increase triglyceride level in your blood and you have gall stones.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 14'S

How Does It Work?

  • Sitagliptin works by increasing insulin production by the body after a meal and decreasing sugar production by the body.
  • Metformin works by restoring the natural response of the body to insulin and decreasing sugar production by the body.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 14'S

  • Take Istamet Tablet with food as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not stop taking Istamet Tablet on your own, without informing your doctor.
interactions

Interactions of Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 14'S

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Istamet Tablet works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking other antidiabetic medicines.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 14'S

  • Store Istamet Tablet at a temperature not above 30°C in a cool and dry place.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 14'S

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose include severe nausea or vomiting, pain in the stomach, muscle cramps, rapid breathing. If you have taken too much of this medicine then contact your doctor or reach out to the ne...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of this medicine then take it as soon as you remember. If it's already time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Why Istamet Tablet need to be taken with food?

A: Istamet Tablet should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset if taken on an empty stomach. Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Q: What precaution should I take if I have low blood sugar after taking Istamet Tablet with other anti-diabetic medicines?

  • If you have low blood sugar after taking Istamet Tablet with other anti-diabetic medicines, you should eat sugar, honey, or candy, or drink fruit juice or non-diet soda to increase your blood sugar ra...
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  • Consult your doctor immediately if you have blurring of vision, sudden sweating, shaking, increased heartbeat, hunger, dizziness etc after taking this medicine or other anti-diabetic medicines.

Q: What is Istamet Tablet used for?

A: Istamet Tablet is used for the control of high blood sugar in patients having type 2 Diabetes mellitus along with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Q: What is the composition of Istamet Tablet?

A: The composition of Istamet Tablet includes a combination of sitagliptin and metformin.

Q: Does Istamet Tablet cause weight gain?

A: No, Istamet Tablet does not increase weight. It neither increases nor decreases the weight. You should continue to exercise and follow your diet while you are on this medicine.
Product Details
Brand
ISTAMET
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
19/09/2024
Last Updated on: 31 Oct 2023 | 03:45 PM (IST)

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