ALDONIL OD TAB

211.70

10 tablet sr in 1 strip

 

MANUFACTURER
Zydus Cadila
SALT COMPOSITION
Epalrestat (150mg)
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Description

Overview

INTRODUCTION

Aldonil OD Tablet is used to treat diabetic nerve pain. Poorly controlled diabetes can eventually lead to diabetic nerve disease (neuropathy) as a complication. This medicine helps to relieve symptoms like burning pain and numbness seen in people with diabetic nerve disease.

Aldonil OD Tablet belongs to a group of medicines known as Aldose reductase inhibitors. It can be taken with or without food but you should try to take it at the same time every day. This will help you to remember to take it. The dose and how often you need it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. It may take up to 3 months to get the full benefits of this medicine, but you should keep taking it regularly.  Do not stop taking it without asking your doctor, otherwise, your condition may worsen.

This medicine is only part of a treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor. You should also continue taking other medicines prescribed by your doctor for blood sugar control. Keeping your blood sugar levels under control will help this medication work better.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, and abnormalities in liver function tests (increased liver enzymes). Most side effects are temporary and improve as your body gets used to the medicine. Please consult your doctor if any of these bother you or do not go away.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Avoid any alcohol intake while taking it as this may increase the risk of developing some side effects.

USES OF ALDONIL TABLET SR

  • Diabetic nerve pain

SIDE EFFECTS OF ALDONIL TABLET SR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Aldonil

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abnormal liver function

HOW TO COPE WITH SIDE EFFECTS?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
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HOW TO USE ALDONIL TABLET SR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Aldonil OD Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

HOW ALDONIL TABLET SR WORKS

Aldonil OD Tablet is an aldose reductase inhibitor. It blocks the accumulation of sorbitol in cells, which has been related to causing diabetic nerve disease.

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Aldonil OD Tablet.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Aldonil OD Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Aldonil OD Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Aldonil OD Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Aldonil OD Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Aldonil OD Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE ALDONIL TABLET SR?

If you miss a dose of Aldonil OD Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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