FAQs ABOUT GXTEN 20 TABLET
Q: What is GXTEN 20 TABLET used for?
A: GXTEN 20 TABLET 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.
Q: Is GXTEN 20 TABLET safe to use in pregnancy?
A: GXTEN 20 TABLET should be used in pregnant women only if prescribed by the physician. Your doctor may prescribe GXTEN 20 TABLET for you after evaluating the risks and benefits ratio. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Q: What precautions do I need to follow while taking GXTEN 20 TABLET?
A: Before taking GXTEN 20 TABLET, inform your doctor if you have any liver or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have hormonal problems, stomach problems (surgery in the gut) or if you are malnourished. GXTEN 20 TABLET is not suitable for use in patients with type I diabetes mellitus. Consult your doctor before taking GXTEN 20 TABLET if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. During therapy with GXTEN 20 TABLET, 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.
Q: Can I take medication for high blood pressure along with GXTEN 20 TABLET?
A: No. It is not advisable to take medicines to control blood pressure while taking GXTEN 20 TABLET without consulting your doctor. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking any antihypertensive such as beta-blockers (Ex. atenolol, propranolol) along with GXTEN 20 TABLET as they have known interactions with GXTEN 20 TABLET.
Q: What should I do if I experience low blood sugar after taking GXTEN 20 TABLET?
A: Low blood sugar is a common side effect of taking GXTEN 20 TABLET. Try to have sugar-rich food items such as fruit juice, glucose tablets or gel, soft drinks, honey, or sugary candy. Check your blood sugar after 10 minutes. If not gained an optimum level, take another sugary snack, or drink, and check the blood sugar again. In case of persistent low blood sugar levels, consult your doctor immediately.
Q: Can GXTEN 20 TABLET cause dizziness?
A: Yes. Dizziness is a common side effect of using GXTEN 20 TABLET. 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 continuously for a long time after taking GXTEN 20 TABLET.
Q: Can GXTEN 20 TABLET be taken with insulin?
A: Co-administration of GXTEN 20 TABLET with insulin is considered risky as they have increased chances of hypoglycemia (decreased blood sugar levels). Consult your doctor before taking it.
Q: How to take GXTEN 20 TABLET?
A: You must take GXTEN 20 TABLET 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.
Q: How much GXTEN 20 TABLET should I take?
A: GXTEN 20 TABLET 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.
Q: Can GXTEN 20 TABLET cause constipation?
A: Yes. Constipation is a common side effect of using GXTEN 20 TABLET. 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.