Diafer ER Forte 1gm Tablet 10'S

Diabetes Rx required
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INTRODUCTION

DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM contains Metformin hydrochloride which belongs to a group of medicines known as biguanides. Diabetes is a condition where the pancreas does not make enough insulin, a hormone which makes your body take in glucose (sugar) from the blood. This leads to a high level of glucose in your blood.

DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM helps to lower your blood glucose to normal level. It is an antihyperglycemic agent used in patients with type 2 diabetes which improves glucose tolerance. In liver it suppresses hepatic gluconeogenesis (glycogen breaks down into glucose-1-phosphate and glycogen and glycogenolysis (breakdown of glycogen to glucose) which is responsible for lowering of blood glucose in diabetic patients.

Your doctor decides upon the dose depending on your age, other medications you take and based on your problems related to kidney or liver. This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding mothers. The common side effects of DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM are nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhoea and abdominal pain. This medicine is suitable for children and adolescents over 10 years of age as recommended by your physician.

USES OF DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM

  • Treats type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes)

HOW DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM WORKS

DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM works by reducing the amount of sugar releases by liver into your blood. Metformin acts by decreasing glucose production from the liver and decreases absorption of glucose from the intestine after taking food while improving the sensitivity of the body organs and muscles towards insulin, thus helping in controlling the blood sugar level.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM exactly as instructed by your doctor. Take the medicine with or after a meal. It will avoid you from having side effects like affecting your digestion. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Swallow with a glass of water.

SIDE EFFECTS OF DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM

COMMON

  • nausea and vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • abdominal pain
  • loss of appetite
  • changes in taste

RARE

  • lactic acidosis
  • inflammation of the liver
  • redness of the skin(erythema), itching or an itchy rash (hives)
  • low vitamin B12 levels in the blood

Stop taking DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM and contact your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms of lactic acidosis because it can lead to coma

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Feeling sick (nausea) or vomiting:

Try simple meals and do not eat oil rich or spicy foods.

Diarrhoea:

Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. ORS should be used to prevent dehydration.

Abdominal pain:

Keep a hot water bottle or heated bag on your abdomen. Drink plenty of clear fluids and water.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking.

BREASTFEEDING

DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM should be used with caution while driving or operating machines since it can cause side effects related with low blood sugar such as increased sweating, fast heartbeat, vision changes, particularly when used with other diabetic drugs.

ALCOHOL

Avoid taking excessive alcohol during the treatment with DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM since this may increase the risk of lactic acidosis.

KIDNEY

DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not take DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM, if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to metformin hydrochloride or any of its other ingredients.

HEART DISEASE

DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM is not recommended in patients with severe heart disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

Inform your doctor if you have a condition such as uncontrolled diabetes (severe hyperglycaemia) and severe infection (lung or bronchial system)

Use in pediatrics:

DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM can be used in children between 10 and 16 years of age. Consult your doctor for advice before initiating the treatment.

Use in geriatrics:

DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM should be used with caution in elderly patients, especially, with kidney disease.

INTERACTIONS

Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following:

  • diuretics (increase urine production)
  • ibuprofen and celecoxib (used to treat pain and inflammation)
  • ACE inhibitors and angiotensin ii receptor antagonists (treatment of high blood pressure)
  • salbutamol or terbutaline (used to treat asthma)
  • corticosteroids (used to treat severe inflammation of the skin or in asthma)
  • verapamil, rifampicin, cimetidine, dolutegravir, ranolazine, trimethoprim, vandetanib,
  • isavuconazole, crizotinib, olaparib
  • Other medicines used to treat diabetes (sulphonylureas, insulin, meglitinides)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally took too much of DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM, consult your doctor immediately. Overdose may cause symptoms such as very low blood sugar and increase the chance of developing lactic acidosis (buildup of lactic in blood).

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Metformin
Pharmacological Category :   Biguanide
Therapeutic Indication :   Type II diabetes
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM

What does DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM do exactly?

In type 2 diabetes, your body will not be able to make sufficient insulin or respond normally to the insulin made by your body. DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM acts by decreasing glucose production from the liver and decreases absorption of glucose from the intestine after taking food while improving the sensitivity of the body organs and muscles towards insulin.

Can DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM make you sleepy?

DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM is usually well tolerated and does not cause sleepiness. But rarely, it causes sleep disorders and insomnia.

How to take DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM?

Take DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM with meal or after a meal. Do not crush or chew the medicine and swallow it with a glass of water. Always take as prescribed by your doctor.

Can DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM cause low blood sugar levels? How to know its symptoms?

No, DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM when used alone does not cause low blood sugar levels, when used in combination with other diabetic drugs or insulin may cause low blood sugar levels. Symptoms include increased sweating, visual disturbances, fast heartbeat, dizziness.

Can I take DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM with alcohol?

No, taking DIAFER ER FORTE 1GM with alcohol may alter your blood sugar levels and can cause serious side effects like lactic acidosis (excess build up of lactic acid in the blood). This medical condition should be treated only at the hospital. Usually, your doctor may warn about the symptoms of lactic acidosis.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi MD. Insulin, oral hypoglycaemic drugs and glucagon. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology 7th ed. New Delhi, May 2013. Page – 275.

2. Powers AC, D Alessio D. Endocrine Pancreas and Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. Page - 1258-1260.

3. Nolte MS. Pancreatic hormones and antidiabetic drugs.  Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. Page - 741-742.

4. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page - 873-875.

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6. Milpharm Limited, Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised July 2020] [Accessed Oct 1, 2020] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.7347.pdf

7. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. U.S. Food & Drug Administration; [Revised March 2014] [Accessed Oct 1, 2020] https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2017/020357s037s039,021202s021s023lbl.pdf

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Glucose - Fasting Blood
  • Glucose - Postprandial Blood
  • Glycosylated Hemoglobin

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    METFORMIN HYDROCHLORIDE 1000MG (ER)
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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