Ziten M Tablet is a combination of two medicines Teneligliptin and Metformin. It is an anti-diabetic medicine. Ziten M Tablet is used to lower the high blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus along with lifestyle changes. This medicine works best when used along with a healthy diet and regular exercise. This medicine will help you keep your sugar levels in control and reduce the risk of diabetes complications. Thus, always take Ziten M Tablet as prescribed by your doctor, and at the same time to gain optimal benefit. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly, it may lead to serious health consequences. You may experience the most common side effects such as diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, headache, low blood sugar level (hypoglycemia). If these side effects worsen reach out to the nearest clinic. This medicine should not be used in patients having liver or kidney disease, thus it is important to inform your doctor about medical conditions and lifestyle....
Q: What kind of food should I include in my diet?
A diet should be 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 glass of water daily.
Carry 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 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: Can the use of Ziten M Tablet lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency?
A: Yes, Ziten M Tablet can cause Vitamin B12 deficiency when it is being used for long-term. This medicine alters the absorption of Vitamin B12 in the stomach. Decreased absorption of vitamin B12 may result in Vitamin B12 deficiency, further resulting in anaemia and nerve problems. Decreased levels of vitamin B12 may cause tingling sensation and numbness in hands and feet, weakness, urinary problems and difficulty in maintaining balance (ataxia). It is advised to get your Vitamin B12 levels checked annually.