FAQs ABOUT TEN20
What is TEN20 used for?
TEN20 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.
Is TEN20 safe to use in pregnancy?
TEN20 should be used in pregnant women only if prescribed by the physician. Your doctor may prescribe TEN20 for you after evaluating the risks and benefit ratio. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
What precautions do I need to follow while taking TEN20?
Before taking TEN20, 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. TEN20 is not suitable for use in patients with type I diabetes mellitus. Consult your doctor before taking TEN20 if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. During therapy with TEN20, 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.
Can I take medication for high blood pressure along with TEN20?
No. It is not advisable to take medicines to control blood pressure while taking TEN20 without consulting your doctor. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking any antihypertensive such as beta blockers (Ex. atenolol, propranolol) along with TEN20 as they have known interactions with TEN20.
What should I do if I experience low blood sugar after taking TEN20?
Low blood sugar is a common side effect of taking TEN20. 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 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.
Can TEN20 cause dizziness?
Yes. Dizziness is a common side effect of using TEN20. 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 continuousy for a long time after taking TEN20.
Can TEN20 be taken with insulin?
Co-administration of TEN20 with insulin is considered risky as they are increased chances of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels). Consult your doctor before taking it.
How to take TEN20?
You must take TEN20 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.
How much TEN20 should I take?
TEN20 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.
Can TEN20 cause constipation?
Yes. Constipation is a common side effect of using TEN20. 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.