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