FAQs ABOUT EMPAONE 10
Can EMPAONE 10 be used on infants?
No. EMPAONE 10 is used for adults and not recommended for children and adolescents below 18 years of age. Your doctor will decide the correct dose or select a suitable alternative therapy for your child.
Is EMPAONE 10 safe in pregnancy?
EMPAONE 10 is not recommended for use during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to get pregnant, ask your doctor before taking this medicine. It is unknown if it is harmful for the unborn child.
How EMPAONE 10 should be taken? Can it be crushed?
No. Do not crush EMPAONE 10. Take the medicine as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Can EMPAONE 10 be stopped taking on own?
Do not stop taking EMPAONE 10 unless your doctor advice you to stop. If you have type 2 diabetes mellitus, your blood sugar levels may increase when you stop taking this medicine.
What precautions do I need to follow while taking EMPAONE 10?
Patients taking EMPAONE 10 must inform their doctor about their pre-existing disease conditions like kidney, liver, or heart problems. Patients should also inform if they are pregnant, breast-feeding, having any allergies, serious urinary tract and genital infections, or risk of dehydration. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms.
Can EMPAONE 10 cause hypoglycemia?
Yes. EMPAONE 10 may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels). In such case, have a fruit juice, glucose tablets or gel, soft drinks, honey, or sugary candy. Check your blood sugar after 10 minutes. If not gained optimum level, take another sugary snack, or drink, and check the blood sugar again.
What EMPAONE 10 is used for?
EMPAONE 10 is used to treat type 2 diabetes in adults, that cannot be controlled by diet and exercise which is also used to prevent and treat heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
What is the difference between metformin and EMPAONE 10?
EMPAONE 10 is an antidiabetic medicine which treats type 2 diabetes by working on the kidneys to prevent the absorption of glucose (blood sugar) resulting in decreased blood sugar level. Metformin is an antidiabetic medicine which acts on stomach and liver to reduce the absorption of sugar that results in regulating the blood sugar level.
What are the side effects of EMPAONE 10?
The most common side effects of taking EMPAONE 10 are genital yeast infection (thrush), passing more urine than usual or needing to pass urine more often, itching, rash or red skin, thirst, and or constipation. Consult your doctor if any of your symptoms get worsen over the time.
What is the best time of day to take EMPAONE 10?
EMPAONE 10 comes in a tablet form which is generally taken by mouth once a day in the morning with or without food or as advised by your consulting doctor.
What are the dangers of taking EMPAONE 10?
Patients taking EMPAONE 10 may experience signs of urinary tract infection such as burning sensation while passing urine, and pain in the pelvis which should be considered serious and doctor should be contacted at the earliest to manage the effect.