FAQs ABOUT RECARB 25MG
Can RECARB 25MG be used alone to treat diabetes mellitus type 2?
No. RECARB 25MG is used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2 or non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus as an adjunct to diet or when diet and other sugar lowering medications are not working properly. Your doctor will be able to better understand your condition and treat accordingly.
Is overdose of RECARB 25MG likely to cause hypoglycaemia?
No. Overdose of RECARB 25MG is unlikely to cause hypoglycaemia (abnormally low levels of sugar). However, it may worsen the gastrointestinal effects (flatulence, diarrhoea, abdominal pain). If you or anyone else happens to have an overdose of RECARB 25MG you should contact your doctor immediately.
What if I forget to take a dose of RECARB 25MG?
If you forgot to take a dose of RECARB 25MG then do not take the missed dose between meals. Wait until your next scheduled dose and meal and continue taking your medicine as per normal. Do not take a double dose of RECARB 25MG to make up for a forgotten dose.
Can RECARB 25MG be used in children and adolescents?
No. RECARB 25MG is not recommended to use in children and adolescents (below 18 years of age). Consult your doctor if you have symptoms of high blood sugar such as dry mouth, fruity-smell breath, increased hunger, excessive thirst and increased urination.
What precautions do I need to follow while taking RECARB 25MG?
Patients taking RECARB 25MG should inform their doctor if they have any pre-existing kidney or liver disease, inflammation or ulceration in the bowel, intestine disease, diabetic ketoacidosis, or hernia.
What is RECARB 25MG and how does it work?
RECARB 25MG is an anti-diabetic medicine which is used in diabetic patients to treat non-insulin dependent diabetes and it works by slowing down the digestion of carbohydrates (sugars) which lower down the abnormally high blood sugar levels which rises after each meal. Along with the treatment your doctor might advise you to do some lifestyle changes and cut down your sugar intake by restricting the diet
Who should avoid using RECARB 25MG?
Do not take RECARB 25MG if you are allergic to it, pregnant or breast-feeding women, have inflammation or ulceration in the bowel, an obstruction in intestines, or have a severe liver disorder or an intestine disease where you do not digest or absorb food properly. It is also not recommended for use in children and adolescents (below 18 years). Consult your doctor before taking RECARB 25MG.
Does RECARB 25MG affects kidney?
RECARB 25MG is fully excreted by kidneys without complications. But caution should be practiced by patients suffering from kidney disorders while taking RECARB 25MG. It is advisable to consult the doctor before taking the medicine.
What are the common side effects of RECARB 25MG?
The most common side effects of RECARB 25MG are flatulence, growling in stomach, stomach pain or abdominal cramps, feeling of fullness or diarrhoea. Consult your doctor immediately if any of the symptoms worsen or bothers you.
Does RECARB 25MG affects the liver?
RECARB 25MG is an alpha glucosidase inhibitor which decreases intestinal absorption of carbohydrates and is used as an adjunctive therapy in the management of type 2 diabetes which has been linked to rare instances of clinically apparent acute liver injury and hence recommended not to be used in patients with severe liver disorders.