RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet 30's

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Drug Information for RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet 30's

What is RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet used for?

RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet is an oral anti-diabetic medicine, which is used for the treatment of high blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. This drug is used in conjunction with proper diet and exercise regimen.

RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet work?

RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet belongs to the sulfonylurea class of insulin secretagogues. It decreases the blood glucose levels by stimulating the insulin release from the pancreatic cells and also increases the insulin sensitivity at the target sites.

How to take RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. This drug is usually taken once a day with the first meal of the day.

If you miss a dose of RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet may include:

  • Extreme weakness
  • Confusion
  • Tremors
  • Seizures

What are the drugs that interact with RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet?

Drugs that interact with RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet include the following:

  • Acebutolol
  • Acetaminophen
  • Captopril
  • Cyclosporine
  • Diatrizoate
  • Digoxin
  • Gatifloxacin
  • Indinavir
  • Iodipamide
  • Isoniazid
  • Metrizamide

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet combination:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Nausea
  • Unusual weight gain
  • Photosensitivity reactions
  • Anaemia
  • Blurred vision

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Dark-coloured urine
  • Lactic acidosis
  • Seizures
  • Yellow-coloured eyes
  • Yellow-coloured skin

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

Frequently Asked Questions about RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet

  1. How should RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet be stored?
  2. RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet is stored at room temperature (25 – 30OC). Keep the medicine away from direct sunlight.

  3. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while taking RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet?
  4. You must follow dietary recommendations provided by your dietician. RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet works effectively when used along with proper diet and exercise.

  5. What are the other formulations of RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet available?
  6. RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet is available in tablet and capsule dosage forms.

  7. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet?
  8. Yes, regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is advised while on RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet.

  9. Is it safe to alter the dose of RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet?
  10. No. Altering the dose of RIOGLIM 3mg Tablet medicine may lead to low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia).


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