FAQs ABOUT SITALIPTIN 50 TABLET
Q: Can SITALIPTIN 50 TABLET cause heart failure?
A: Heart failure is seen in patients treated with SITALIPTIN 50 TABLET. You are at greater risk of heart failure if you previously had any heart disease like heart failure, or kidney disease. Symptoms include increased breathlessness or trouble breathing especially when you lie down, swelling or fluid retention especially in the feet, ankles or legs, an unusually rapid increase in weight, unusual tiredness. You must talk to your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital if this happens to you.
Q: Can SITALIPTIN 50 TABLET be used on infants?
A: No, SITALIPTIN 50 TABLET is used for adults and not recommended for children and adolescents below 18 years of age, it is not effective in children and adolescents between the ages of 10 and 17 years. Safety and effectiveness are not known when used in children aged less than 10 years. Your doctor will decide the correct dose or select a suitable alternative therapy for your child.
Q: What if I miss a dose of SITALIPTIN 50 TABLET?
A: If you miss a dose of SITALIPTIN 50 TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, omit the missed dose if it is almost time for the next dose. Do not take the medicine twice to make up for the missed dose.
Q: Can SITALIPTIN 50 TABLET cause hypoglycemia?
A: Yes, SITALIPTIN 50 TABLET 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.
Q: Can I stop taking SITALIPTIN 50 TABLET?
A: Do not stop taking SITALIPTIN 50 TABLET without consulting your doctor. Take it as long as advised by your doctor, to keep your sugar levels under control. If you have any more doubts regarding the use of SITALIPTIN 50 TABLET, ask your doctor.