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Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 15'S
Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 15'S
Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 15'S

Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 15'S

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15 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 15'S Description

Istamet 50/500 tablet is a combination medicine containing sitagliptin and metformin. It is used along with a healthy diet and regular exercise for the control of high blood sugar in patients having

ype 2 Diabetes mellitus. Treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus lowers the risk of heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, blindness and loss of limbs. 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. Nausea or vomiting, flatulence, loose motion or constipation, pain in the stomach are some of the side effects of Istamet 50/500 tablet.

Product Summary

Offer Price₹121.12
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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 of Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 15'S

Istamet 50/500 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 of Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 15'S

  • If you are allergic to sitagliptin, metformin or any other ingredients of Istamet 50/500 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.

Side effects of Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 15'S

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

Precautions and Warnings of Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 15'S

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Istamet 50/500 tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Component of Istamet 50/500 tablet can cause harm to the unborn baby if taken during pregnancy. This medicine should not be taken by pregnant women.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Istamet 50/500 tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Component of Istamet 50/500 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

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Istamet 50/500 tablet?
A:
Istamet 50/500 tablet can cause dizziness or sleepiness. Avoid driving if you have dizziness or sleepiness after taking this medicine.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Istamet 50/500 tablet?
A:
Consumption of alcohol along with Istamet 50/500 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.

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.

Mode of Action of Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 15'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.

Directions for Use of Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 15'S

  • Take Istamet 50/500 tablet with food as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not stop taking Istamet 50/500 tablet on your own, without informing your doctor.

Interactions of Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 15'S

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Istamet 50/500 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.

Storage and disposal of Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 15'S

  • Store Istamet 50/500 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 of Istamet 50/500mg Tablet 15'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
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Why Istamet 50/500 tablet need to be taken with food?

A: Istamet 50/500 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: Can I take crushed Istamet 50/500 tablet?

A: Istamet 50/500 tablet whole or split tablet should be taken with food as prescribed by your doctor and should not be crushed or chewed as doing so will release all of the medicine at once and can cause side effects of this medicine.

Q: Does Istamet 50/500 tablet cause low blood sugar?

A: Istamet 50/500 tablet usually does not cause low blood sugar. It can cause low blood sugar if taken along with other antidiabetic medicines if you are taking low-calorie food or doing heavy exercise. Symptoms of low blood sugar include blurring of vision, sudden sweating, shaking, increased heartbeat, hunger, dizziness, or tingling sensation in your hands or feet. Consult your doctor if you have low blood sugar while taking this medicine.

Q: What precaution should I take if I have low blood sugar after taking Istamet 50/500 tablet with other anti-diabetic medicines?

  • If you have low blood sugar after taking Istamet 50/500 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 s...
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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: When should I take Istamet 50/500, before or after food?

A: You should take Istamet 50/500 exactly as advised by the doctor. It would be best to take it with meals to avoid stomach discomfort. Also, try to take it at the same time every day for maximum results.

Q: Is Istamet 50/500 safe for long term use?

A: Istamet is generally prescribed for a long time. It works best when you take it regularly for a long duration prescribed by the doctor.

Q: What is Istamet 50mg/500mg used for?

A: Istamet 50mg/500mg 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 50mg/500mg?

A: The composition of Istamet 50mg/500mg includes a combination of sitagliptin and metformin.

Q: What are the side effects of Tab Istamet 50/500?

A: Nausea, vomiting, headache, metallic taste, flatulence, loose motion etc. are few common side effects of tab Istamet 50/500. Although not everyone gets them. Side effects often improve as your body gets used to the medicine.

Q: Does Istamet 50 500 cause weight gain?

A: No, Istamet 50 500 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
29/06/2024
Last Updated on: 11 Apr 2022 | 08:58 AM (IST)

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