FAQs ABOUT ELIPTIN 20
What is ELIPTIN 20 used for?
ELIPTIN 20 contains Teneligliptin which is used to treat type II diabetes (high blood sugar levels) in adults, that cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Is ELIPTIN 20 safe to use in pregnancy?
ELIPTIN 20 should be used in pregnant women only if prescribed by the physician. Your doctor may prescribe ELIPTIN 20 for you after evaluating the risks and benefit ratio. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
What precautions do I need to follow while taking ELIPTIN 20?
Before taking ELIPTIN 20, inform your doctor if you have any liver or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have any hormonal problems, stomach problems (surgery in the gut) or if you are malnourished. ELIPTIN 20 is not suitable for use in patients with type I diabetes mellitus. Consult your doctor before taking ELIPTIN 20 if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. During therapy with ELIPTIN 20, follow the diet and lifestyle changes instructed by your doctor. Always carry a sugary snack (such as biscuits, glucose drinks or sweet candies) along with you as a precaution and have them immediately if you experience any signs of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels).
Can I take medication for high blood pressure along with ELIPTIN 20?
It is not advisable to take medicines to control blood pressure while taking ELIPTIN 20 without consulting your doctor. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking any antihypertensive such as beta blockers (Ex. atenolol, propranolol) along with ELIPTIN 20 as they have known interactions with ELIPTIN 20.
What should I do if I experience low blood sugar after taking ELIPTIN 20?
Low blood sugar is a common side effect of taking ELIPTIN 20. Try to have sugar rich food items such as fruit juice, glucose tablets or gel, soft drinks, honey, or sugary candy. If there is no improvement in your condition or if your condition worsens, consult your doctor immediately.
Can ELIPTIN 20 cause dizziness?
Yes. Dizziness is a common side effect of using ELIPTIN 20. In case you experience dizziness, lie down until it passes, then get up slowly and carefully. Get adequate rest. Drink plenty of water and other fluids. Avoid coffee, cigarettes, and alcohol. Do not drive or use machinery to avoid accidents. Consult your doctor if you experience dizziness continuousy for a long time after taking ELIPTIN 20.
Can ELIPTIN 20 be taken with insulin?
Co-administration of ELIPTIN 20 with insulin is considered risky as they are increased chances of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels). Consult your doctor before taking it.
How to take ELIPTIN 20?
You must take ELIPTIN 20 as advised by your physician. Try to take this medicine preferably after meals and swallow it with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.
How much ELIPTIN 20 should I take?
ELIPTIN 20 should be used only under medical supervision. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body condition and severity of the disease condition.
Can ELIPTIN 20 cause constipation?
Yes. Constipation is a common side effect of using ELIPTIN 20. Eat plenty of fiber rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, cereals as well as drink plenty of water and exercise more regularly when taking this medicine. Contact your doctor if you experience constipation for a long time.