GLUCOBAY-25 TAB

81.00

10 tablets in 1 strip
Prescription Required
MANUFACTURER
Bayer Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
SALT COMPOSITION
Acarbose (25mg)
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Description

Overview

INTRODUCTION

Glucobay 25 Tablet is used to treat people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps lower the blood sugar levels after meals. It belongs to a group of medicines known as alpha-glucosidase inhibitors. This medicine is usually prescribed in combination with other diabetes medications.

Glucobay 25 Tablet should be taken just before a meal or along with the first mouthful of food. The dose and how often you need it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your blood sugar levels. It may be increased gradually. Do not stop taking it without consulting your doctor. If you do, your blood sugar levels may increase and put you at risk of serious complications like kidney damage and blindness.

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. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly while taking this medicine.

The most common side effects of this medicine include flatulence (gas), stomach pain, and diarrhea. Please consult your doctor if these bother you or do not go away.

This medicine by itself does not cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels). However, when used in combination with other diabetes medicines (especially insulin or sulphonylureas), it can lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels). Such episodes of hypoglycemia should be treated by taking plain glucose. Table sugar or common sugar will not help correct low blood sugar levels if you are taking this medicine.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Do not take this medicine if you have ulceration or inflammation in the bowel (eg. ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease). Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Please tell your doctor about all the other medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe. Avoid excessive alcohol intake while taking this medicine as it may increase the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels).

USES OF GLUCOBAY TABLET

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

SIDE EFFECTS OF GLUCOBAY TABLET

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 Glucobay

  • Flatulence
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

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 Flatulence
    Try eating small and frequent meals. Drink and chew your food slowly. Exercise regularly to improve how your body digests food. Try not to swallow too much air. This can happen when you talk and eat at the same time. Avoid drinking with a straw, chewing gum and smoking as these can also make you swallow air. Try to limit foods that are hard to digest or produce gas (such as fried and fatty foods, cheese, beans, cabbage, onion, whole grains and many others). Avoid drinking alcohol, carbonated soft drinks and fruit juices. If you wear dentures, make sure they fit properly. Some over-the-counter medicines can help. Talk to your doctor about possible medication if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Abdominal pain
    In most cases, this is mild enough to be treated at home. Try to rest and relax. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may also help. Having a warm bath or shower can help you relax and relieve the pain. Drink plenty of clear fluids such as water and reduce your intake of coffee, tea, lemon juice or soda. Avoid alcohol and smoking as these can aggravate the pain. Eating slowly and having smaller and more frequent meals can also help. If the pain is severe, speak to your doctor. They may be able to guide you better.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.

HOW TO USE GLUCOBAY TABLET

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. Glucobay 25 Tablet is to be taken with food.

HOW GLUCOBAY TABLET WORKS

Glucobay 25 Tablet is an anti-diabetic medicine. It inhibits the intestinal enzymes responsible for breaking complex sugars into simple sugars such as glucose. This prevents blood glucose levels from rising very high immediately after meals.

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Glucobay 25 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Glucobay 25 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
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Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Glucobay 25 Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving

SAFE
Glucobay 25 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Glucobay 25 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glucobay 25 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Glucobay 25 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver

CAUTION
Glucobay 25 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glucobay 25 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Glucobay 25 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE GLUCOBAY TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Glucobay 25 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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