EUGLUCON TABLET

SKU: AH_CH_DB_7517 Category:

Generic :  Glibenclamide (5 mg)

Treatment : Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

Pack size  : 10 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Abbott   

Made In : INDIA 

UNIT PRICE

$0.23

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Euglucon Tablet is a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. It belongs to a group of medicines called sulfonylureas and helps control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. This helps to prevent serious complications of diabetes like kidney damage and blindness.

Euglucon Tablet may be used by itself or along with other medicines. It should be taken with food. Take it regularly at the same time each day to get the most benefit. Your doctor will decide what dose is best for you and this may change from time to time according to how it is working.

Keep taking this medicine, even if you feel well or your blood sugar levels are controlled. If you stop it without consulting your doctor, your blood sugar levels could rise and put you at risk of kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Remember that it is only part of a treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes.

You should not take it if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, if you have diabetic ketoacidosis (high levels of acid in your blood), or if you have severe kidney or liver disease. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart disease, thyroid disease, or some hormonal conditions. It may not be suitable. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your blood sugar levels should be checked regularly and your doctor may also advise blood tests to monitor your blood cell counts and liver function.

 

BENEFITS OF EUGLUCON TABLET

In Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Euglucon Tablet works by increasing the amount of insulin your body produces (in the pancreas). The insulin then works to lower your blood glucose level. It is usually taken once a day. You should keep taking it for as long as it is prescribed

Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control the level you will reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life.

 

HOW TO USE EUGLUCON 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. Euglucon Tablet is to be taken with food.

 

HOW EUGLUCON TABLET WORKS

Euglucon Tablet is an antidiabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower blood glucose.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Euglucon Tablet.
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Pregnancy

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Euglucon Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
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Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Euglucon Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Monitor the breastfed baby’s blood sugar during treatment with Euglucon Tablet
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Driving

CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney

UNSAFE
Euglucon Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

CAUTION
Euglucon Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Euglucon Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Euglucon Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease. They can experience very low blood sugar levels while taking this medicine.

 

Interaction with drugs

Using the below medicines along with Euglucon Tablet may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.

  • ASPIRIN
  • HEPARIN
  • ENALAPRIL
  • CIMETIDINE
  • RANITIDINE
  • PHENYLBUTAZONE
  • CLOFIBRATE
  • NORTRIPTYLINE
  • CAPTOPRIL

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE EUGLUCON TABLET?

You should skip a dose of Euglucon Tablet if a meal is skipped, and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.

SIDE EFFECT

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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 Euglucon

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

FAQ's

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Q. Is Euglucon Tablet the same as Glipizide?

No, Euglucon Tablet and Glipizide are different medicines. However, they belong to the same class of medicines called sulfonylureas and are used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults.

Q. Does Euglucon Tablet play any role in the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?

No, Euglucon Tablet is not known to have any role in the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Also, there is no clinical evidence available regarding the same.

Q. Why should Euglucon Tablet be used cautiously in elderly patients?

Euglucon Tablet should be used with extra caution in elderly patients because they are at high risk of getting low blood sugar (hypoglycemic event).

Q. Is Euglucon Tablet useful in the management of prediabetes?

Euglucon Tablet is not used for the management of prediabetes, a condition with blood glucose levels higher than normal but not high enough to label you as diabetic. There are clinical studies available, but the evidence is not strong enough for its use in prediabetes.

Q. How is Euglucon Tablet different from Teneligliptin?

Both Euglucon Tablet and Teneligliptin are antidiabetic medicines and control blood sugar levels effectively. However, they work in different ways and may show different kinds of side effects. Euglucon Tablet commonly causes hypoglycemia and weight gain while Teneligliptin causes headache and nasopharyngitis. Teneligliptin causes hypoglycemia when used along with insulins or sulfonylureas and does not cause weight gain.

Q. Can I skip Euglucon Tablet for a few days?

No, Euglucon Tablet should not be skipped as it can make your diabetes worse. If you miss the dose by mistake, take it as soon as you remember.

Q. Can I take Euglucon Tablet if I have a sulfa allergy?

Use of Euglucon Tablet should be avoided if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to sulfonylureas or sulfonamides or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.

Q. Does Euglucon Tablet cause weight gain?

Yes, Euglucon Tablet can cause weight gain. It is advisable to closely monitor your diet and exercise regularly while taking this medicine. Avoid skipping your meals as it can cause very low blood sugar levels and you may end up snacking or taking a lot of sugars.

Q. Is there any benefit of taking Euglucon Tablet with insulin?

Euglucon Tablet, when used with insulin, can help to control high blood sugar levels. Taking them together can help to lower the dose of insulin but there could also be an increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels). The dose of these medicines may need to be adjusted along with regular blood sugar level monitoring. Please consult your doctor if you have any doubts and follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit of Euglucon Tablet.

Q. Is it safe to take Euglucon Tablet with Liraglutide?

Yes, Euglucon Tablet and Liraglutide can be taken together, as they can help in better control of blood sugar levels. However, the risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) can increase. Consult your doctor as a dose adjustment of the two may be needed.

Q. Is Euglucon Tablet a Thiazolidinedione?

No, Euglucon Tablet is not a Thiazolidinedione, it is a sulfonylurea. However, both are antidiabetic medicines but belong to a different group of medicines.

Q. Is Euglucon Tablet useful in the management of gestational diabetes?

The use of insulin is advised during pregnancy to control the blood glucose levels. Insulin injections are the standard medication for gestational diabetes. Euglucon Tablet may be advised as an alternative or in addition to insulin for the management of gestational diabetes. However, do not start taking Euglucon Tablet until prescribed by the doctor.

Q. Does Euglucon Tablet cause hair loss?

No, hair loss is not seen with the use of Euglucon Tablet. However, diabetes can lead to hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you have excessive hair loss as it could be due to some other underlying condition or it could be a sign of your diabetes getting worsened.

Q. Is it safe to take Euglucon Tablet with pioglitazone?

Yes, it is safe to take Euglucon Tablet with Pioglitazone in patients with diabetes mellitus. Together these two medicines can control your blood sugar levels, lower plasma lipid levels and improve blood pressure. However, the risk of very low blood sugar levels can increase and the dose of these medicines may need to be adjusted.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 10

Pack form  – Tablet  

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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