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Zita Met 50mg/500mg Tablet

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Zita Met 50mg/500mg Tablet Description

Zita Met 500mg is a combination medicine used to treat Type 2 Diabetes mellitus. It contains metformin hydrochloride, a biguanide and saxagliptin, a DPP-4 Inhibitor.

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ContainsMetformin(500.0 Mg),Saxagliptin(5.0 Mg)
Usestype 2 diabetes mellitus
Side effectslactic acidosis, vitamin B12 deficiency, pancreatitis, dizziness, abdominal pain, nausea
ClassificationANTI-DIABETIC
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Uses of Zita Met 50mg/500mg Tablet

  • Type 2 Diabetes mellitus

Contraindications of Zita Met 50mg/500mg Tablet

  • Allergy to Metformin or Saxagliptin or any other excipients
  • Severe Kidney dysfunction
  • Ketoacidosis
  • Coma
  • Allergic skin conditions

Side effects of Zita Met 50mg/500mg Tablet

  • Lactic acidosis (Increased lactic acid in blood)
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Low blood sugar
  • Inflammation of pancreas
  • Heart failure
  • Joint pain
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Headache
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Sinusitis
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue

Precautions and Warnings of Zita Met 50mg/500mg Tablet

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Zita Met 500mg during pregnancy?
A:
Zita Met 500mg should be avoided during pregnancy unless recommended by the physician. If you get pregnant during treatment or plan to get pregnant inform your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Zita Met 500mg while breastfeeding?
A:
Metformin does pass into breast milk in very low amounts. However, as only limited data is available, it is best to avoid it while breastfeeding as a precautionary measure. Before taking this drug during breastfeeding, weigh the potential advantages against the potential hazards and follow the doctor's advice.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Zita Met 500mg?
A:
Saxagliptin can cause dizziness. Hence caution is advised, if these symptoms are seen avoid driving till you feel better.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Zita Met 500mg?
A:
Alcohol should not be consumed with Zita Met 500mg as it causes low blood sugar

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have abnormal kidney, liver
  • You have heart problems
  • You have vitamin B12 deficiency
  • You are pregnant
  • You have ketoacidosis
  • You allergic to metformin or saxagliptin or any other excipient
  • You are taking other prescription, non-prescription medications, herbal or nutritional supplements, vitamins and minerals

Mode of Action of Zita Met 50mg/500mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Metformin increases glucose tolerance in a person with Type 2 diabetes. It reduces the production of glucose in the liver and controls glucose absorption from the intestine. This helps to improve insu...
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Directions for Use of Zita Met 50mg/500mg Tablet

  • Zita Met 500mg is to be taken orally as directed by the physician
  • You should not break, chew or crush this tablet
  • Swallow the tablet as a whole with a glass of water

Interactions of Zita Met 50mg/500mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • NSAIDs, including selective cyclo-oxygenase (COX) II inhibitors, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor antagonists and diuretics along with metformin, can cause lactic acidosis and increase the risk...
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  • Sulphonylureas and insulin with saxagliptin can increase the risk of low blood sugar
  • CYP3A4 inducers like carbamazepine, dexamethasone, phenobarbital, phenytoin, and rifampicin may reduce the effect of saxagliptin and affect the overall effect on blood sugar
  • Ketoconazole significantly increased saxagliptin exposure
  • Use of carbonic anhydrase inhibitors like topiramate, zonisamide, acetazolamide or dichlorphenamide. with metformin increases the risk of lactic acidosis
  • Ranolazine, vandetanib, dolutegravir, and cimetidine with metformin increase the risk of lactic acidosis

Other general Interactions

  • Saxagliptin and other DPP4 inhibitors can increase the risk of pancreatitis.
  • Saxagliptin is not recommended in patients with end-stage kidney diseases, heart diseases and liver impairment
  • Saxagliptin should be discontinued in patients with blisters (Pemphigus)
  • Thiazides and other diuretics, corticosteroids, phenothiazines, thyroid products, estrogens, oral contraceptives, phenytoin, nicotinic acid, sympathomimetics, calcium channel blockers, and isoniazid c...
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Storage and disposal of Zita Met 50mg/500mg Tablet

  • Keep it in a cool and dry place away from sunlight and moisture at 25°C
  • Keep the medication away from the reach of children and pets
  • Do not flush the unneeded or expired tablets
  • Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about the safe way of discarding the tablets

Dosage of Zita Met 50mg/500mg Tablet

Overdose

In case of overdose, you may experience symptoms like lightheadedness and dizziness. You should contact your physician or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

Missed a Dose

If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If the next dose is approaching, skip the missing dose. Instead, use your next dose at the same time every day. To catch up, do not incre...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What lifestyle modifications do I need to follow?

A: A healthy lifestyle with a diabetic diet and regular aerobic exercise is essential for proper regulation of blood sugar levels.

Q: Can I use Zita Met 500mg along with herbal medicines?

A: It is best to discuss with your physician about any possible drug interactions of Zita Met and herbal medicines before using both together.

Q: Is Zita Met 500mg habit forming?

A: No habit forming tendencies have been reported with Metformin and Saxagliptin.
Product Details
Brand
ZITA MET
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
15/11/2022
Last Updated on: 29 Apr 2022 | 01:02 PM (IST)

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