DIAFER 500mg Tablet 10's

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Drug Information for DIAFER 500mg Tablet 10's

What is DIAFER 500mg Tablet used for?

DIAFER 500mg Tablet is used to control blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.

DIAFER 500mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does DIAFER 500mg Tablet work?

DIAFER 500mg Tablet is an anti-diabetic medicine. DIAFER 500mg Tablet helps in decreasing the amount of glucose absorbed from food in the intestine and decreases glucose production in the liver. This helps to improve glycaemic control.

How to take DIAFER 500mg Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take DIAFER 500mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the whole tablet. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with food as it can prevent stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of DIAFER 500mg Tablet, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with DIAFER 500mg Tablet?

Drugs that interact with DIAFER 500mg Tablet include the following:

  • Amiloride
  • Clarithromycin
  • Digoxin
  • Olanzapine
  • Prednisone
  • Ranitidine
  • Sulfinpyrazone
  • Triamterene
  • Trimethoprim
  • Vancomycin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of DIAFER 500mg Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of DIAFER 500mg Tablet:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Altered taste
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Weakness

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Allergic skin reactions
  • Confusion
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Profuse sweating

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking DIAFER 500mg Tablet?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to DIAFER 500mg Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on DIAFER 500mg Tablet.
  • Use DIAFER 500mg Tablet during pregnancy only when prescribed by the doctor.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of DIAFER 500mg Tablet.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Be cautious while taking DIAFER 500mg Tablet if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.

You are advised not to take DIAFER 500mg Tablet if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discoloration.

What should you tell  your doctor before taking DIAFER 500mg Tablet?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of congestive heart failure, kidney, liver or thyroid problem.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about DIAFER 500mg Tablet


  1. Can I take birth control pills while on DIAFER 500mg Tablet medication?
  2. No. Birth control pills are known to interact with DIAFER 500mg Tablet medicine. Consult your doctor before using any other medication while on DIAFER 500mg Tablet.

  3. Can I stop taking DIAFER 500mg Tablet medicine if I feel better?
  4. No. Continue taking DIAFER 500mg Tablet medicine even if you feel better. Abrupt discontinuation would lead to abnormal blood glucose levels.

  5. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking DIAFER 500mg Tablet?
  6. Blood sugar levels should be monitored while taking DIAFER 500mg Tablet medicine to check for the effect of the drug.


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