FAQs ABOUT TENCRIA 20MG
What is TENCRIA 20MG used for?
TENCRIA 20MG 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 TENCRIA 20MG safe to use in pregnancy?
TENCRIA 20MG should be used in pregnant women only if prescribed by the physician. Your doctor may prescribe TENCRIA 20MG 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 TENCRIA 20MG?
Before taking TENCRIA 20MG, inform your doctor if you have any liver or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have any hormonal problems, stomach problems (surgery in the gut) or if you are malnourished. TENCRIA 20MG is not suitable for use in patients with type I diabetes mellitus. Consult your doctor before taking TENCRIA 20MG if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. During therapy with TENCRIA 20MG, 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 TENCRIA 20MG?
No. It is not advisable to take medicines to control blood pressure while taking TENCRIA 20MG without consulting your doctor. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking any antihypertensive such as beta blockers (Ex. atenolol, propranolol) along with TENCRIA 20MG as they have known interactions with TENCRIA 20MG.
What should I do if I experience low blood sugar after taking TENCRIA 20MG?
Low blood sugar is a common side effect of taking TENCRIA 20MG. Try to have sugar rich food items such as fruit juice, glucose tablets or gel, soft drinks, honey, or sugary candy immediately after you feel weak, tired, sweaty or hungry. Consult your doctor if you did not see any improvement in your condition or if your condition worsens.
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 TENCRIA 20MG cause dizziness?
Yes. Dizziness is a common side effect of using TENCRIA 20MG. 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 TENCRIA 20MG.
Can TENCRIA 20MG be taken with insulin?
Co-administration of TENCRIA 20MG 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 TENCRIA 20MG?
You must take TENCRIA 20MG 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 TENCRIA 20MG should I take?
TENCRIA 20MG 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 TENCRIA 20MG cause constipation?
Yes. Constipation is a common side effect of using TENCRIA 20MG. 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.