Zita Met Plus 20/500 Tab 15's
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Zita Met Plus 20/500 plus tablet contains Teneligliptin and Metformin. It is used to control diabetes and future complications. Take this medicine as recommended by your doctor. Taking more than the recommended medicine may lead to serious complication of too low blood sugar levels that may be characterised by dizziness, blurred vision, trembling, sweating, paleness and confusion. Inform your doctor if you have low levels of vitamin B12. To achieve better sugar control it is advised that you follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly along with taking this medicine.
Uses of Zita Met Plus 20/500 Tab 15'S
It is used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus along with an appropriate diet and exercise.
Contraindications of Zita Met Plus 20/500 Tab 15'S
- If you are allergic to this medicine or any of the ingredient of this medicine.
- If you have liver or severe kidney problems.
- If you are an alcoholic.
- If you are in a state of diabetic coma due to a sudden rise or drop in blood sugar level.
- If you have type1 diabetes mellitus.
- If you have a severe infection or you have gone through surgery.
- You have a known history of pancreatitis.
Side effects of Zita Met Plus 20/500 Tab 15'S
- Low blood sugar level, be watchful for symptoms of low blood sugar like trembling, sweating, anxiety, blurred vision, tingling lips, paleness, irritability or confusion
- Stomach pain
- Flatulence, polyps in the stomach
- Diarrhoea, loss of appetite
- Rashes, itching, allergy
- Abnormal urine and liver test reports
- Inflammation in the pancreas
- Decrease of vitamin B12
- Lactic acidosis (too much acid in the body) which may include fast breathing, nausea, vomiting and stomach pain.
Precautions and Warnings of Zita Met Plus 20/500 Tab 15'S
Can I take the Zita Met Plus 20/500 plus tablet during pregnancy?
Generally, in pregnancy-related diabetes, insulin is preferred over any oral medicines. Your doctor will mostly not prescribe this medicine to you in pregnancy. Do not use this medicine during pregnancy without a doctor’s advice.
Can I take the Zita Met Plus 20/500 plus tablet while breastfeeding?
It is not advised to breastfeed during the treatment. It can harm the newborn baby.
Can I drive if I have consumed the Zita Met Plus 20/500 plus tablet?
After taking this, there are chances your blood sugar can fall. You may experience faintness, confusion and increased sweating. So, it would be best if you take extra care when driving. Keep a juice or chocolate handy while driving and in case you start experiencing any of these symptoms, immediately have it.
Can I consume alcohol with the Zita Met Plus 20/500 plus tablet?
- Alcohol lowers blood sugar which can be dangerous and also increases the risk of a serious condition called lactic acidosis.
- Alcohol can also increase the risk of developing the serious side effect of pancreatitis.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are pregnant or are breastfeeding.
- You are allergic to the active ingredients metformin and/or teneligliptin of the medicine.
- You have a known history of pancreatitis or develop sudden pain in the stomach or back, immediately stop this medicine and report to the hospital.
- You have a liver or heart problem like irregular heartbeats and heart failure.
- You are suffering from continuous diarrhoea, vomiting and loss of body fluids.
- You have serious liver and kidney function problems.
- You have an irregular diet, habit of excessive alcohol intake and intense exercise.
- You have a history of any abdomen surgery.
- You are using other medicines like Glimepiride because it can cause a drop in blood sugar level.
- You have vitamin B12 deficiency.
- You experience muscle pain, stomach pain, vomiting, difficulty in breathing and low body temperature. It could be a serious condition known as lactic acidosis.
Mode of Action of Zita Met Plus 20/500 Tab 15'S
How Does It Work?
Teneligliptin in this medicine works by increasing insulin secretion from the pancreas by inhibiting the enzyme dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4), whereas Metformin decreases the production of glucose from the liver, the amount of glucose absorbed from the intestine and increases insulin sensitivity.
Directions for Use of Zita Met Plus 20/500 Tab 15'S
- Take this medicine as instructed by your doctor.
- Take this medicine with or after a meal to reduce its side effects.
- Consult your doctor for the appropriate dosage.
- Take this tablet as a whole with a glass of water.
Interactions of Zita Met Plus 20/500 Tab 15'S
Interactions with other medicines
- If you need to take an injection of iodine-containing contrast medium into your bloodstream, for an X-ray or scan, your doctor will ask you to stop taking this medicine before or at the time of injection.read less
- You may have symptoms of low blood sugar if you are taking other medicines for diabetes like Metformin, Insulin, Canagliflozin and Liraglutide.
- Medicines used to treat depression like Phenelzine.
- Medicines for fever and pain (salicylates like aspirin).
- Medicines used to treat high blood pressure like Atenolol, Propranolol and Verapamil.
- You may have high blood sugar if you are taking steroids, thyroxine.
- Never take this medicine if you are taking medicines like Quinidine, Sotalol, Procainamide and Amiodarone as it may cause heart rhythm problems and cardiac arrest.
- Discuss with your doctor about any other medicines, herbal preparations and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any possible drug interactions.
Interactions with food items
Absorption of vitamin B12 appears to be reduced during long-term Metformin therapy and annual screening of serum vitamin B12 levels and red blood cell parameters has been recommended.
Storage and disposal of Zita Met Plus 20/500 Tab 15'S
- Store this medicine below 25°C away from heat and light.
- Keep it away from children and pets.
Dosage of Zita Met Plus 20/500 Tab 15'S
In case of an overdose, lactic acidosis may occur. Symptoms of lactic acidosis are vomiting, stomach and muscle cramps, difficulty in breathing. You must seek immediate emergency medical care if you suspect an overdose.
Missed a Dose
If you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose of this medicine to compensate for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What kind of food should I include in my diet?
- A diet high in fibre, low in fat with adequate protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
- Maintain regular meal timings and try to have 2-3 healthy snacks between meals like soups and salads.
- Diet should include boiled, steamed or baked food.
- Ensure moderate use of edible oils (groundnut oil, olive oil), very little use of ghee and butter.
- Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily.
- Carry a fruit or low-calorie high-fibre biscuits while travelling.
Q: What should I avoid doing, being a diabetic patient?
- You could be tempted to buy oily and fried food, do not shop when you are hungry.
- Avoid overeating.
- Avoid maida, white bread, potato, noodles, corn flakes, poori, biryani, naan, fried rice, etc.
- Stop having daals with ghee or deep-fried pulses.
- Avoid cream soups, carrot juice, deep-fried vegetables and vegetable curries with excess oil.
Q: Who should not take the Zita Met Plus 20/500 tablets?
A: Zita Met Plus 20/500 tablets should not be taken if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding if you are allergic to the ingredients Teneligliptin and/or Metformin, If you are suffering from liver or kidney disorders, If you are suffering from a state of diabetic coma (a condition that arises due to sudden rise or fall of blood sugar levels, if you are suffering from inflammation of the pancreas).
Q: Is this tablet habit-forming?
A: No, this tablet is not habit-forming. Please take the medicine as recommended by your doctor.
Q: What are the side effects that I may face on taking this medicine?
A: The side effects that you may experience are nausea, headache, constipation, stomach pain, low blood sugar levels (dizziness, sweat, trembling, blurred vision, tiredness). It is recommended that you visit your doctor or nearest hospital if you are experiencing side effects especially symptoms that indicate low blood sugar levels.
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Last Updated on: 17 Apr 2021 | 10:53 AM (IST)
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