FAQs ABOUT TENUMET TABLET
What is TENUMET TABLET used for?
TENUMET TABLET is an antidiabetic medicine used as an adjunct to diet and exercise to control blood sugar levels in patients with Type II diabetes mellitus.
How and when to take TENUMET TABLET?
Take TENUMET TABLET preferably after meals or as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not cursh or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
How long should I take TENUMET TABLET?
You need to take TENUMET TABLET as long as your doctor prescribes you the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
What is the best time to take TENUMET TABLET?
TENUMET TABLET must be taken with meals to avoid gastrointestinal side effects.
What to do if I forgot to take a dose of TENUMET TABLET?
If you forgot to take a dose of TENUMET TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of TENUMET TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of TENUMET TABLET to compensate the missed ones.
What are the most common side effects of taking TENUMET TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking TENUMET TABLET are low blood sugar levels, stomach upset, constipation, flatulence, metallic taste in mouth, sore throat, stuffy nose and joint pain. Consult your doctor if they bother you.
Can I stop taking TENUMET TABLET without consulting your doctor?
No. You should not stop taking TENUMET TABLET without consulting your doctor because it may lead to reversal of symptoms. If you feel better after using TENUMET TABLET, consult your doctor for advice.
Will taking a higher dose of TENUMET TABLET be more effective?
No, taking a higher dose of TENUMET TABLET will not be effective rather it can lead to toxicity. Always take the dose prescribed by your doctor. If the prescribed dose is not effective for you, consult your doctor for advice. Your doctor might increase the dose or suggest an alternative therapy.
What precautions do I need to follow while taking TENUMET TABLET?
Before taking TENUMET TABLET inform your doctor if you have any liver, kidney or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have severe systemic infections or are severely dehydrated due to excessive vomiting or diarrhea recently. Along with the therapy, follow the diet and lifestyle changes advised by your doctor to achieve better results. Consult your doctor before taking TENUMET TABLET if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Can I take medication for high blood pressure along with TENUMET TABLET?
It is not advisable to take medicines to control blood pressure while taking TENUMET TABLET without consulting your doctor. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking any antihypertensive such as beta blockers (Ex. atenolol, propranolol) along with TENUMET TABLET as they have known interactions with TENUMET TABLET.
What should I do if I experience low blood sugar after taking TENUMET TABLET?
Low blood sugar is a common side effect of taking TENUMET TABLET. If you experience any signs of low blood sugar levels (such as increased hunger, sweating, shakiness, weakness or an irregular heartbeat), consume a sugary snack or sugar drink immediately. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.
Can TENUMET TABLET be taken with insulin?
Co-administration of TENUMET TABLET with insulin is considered risky as they are increased chances of hypoglycemia (decreased blood sugar levels). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Can TENUMET TABLET be used in pregnant women?
TENUMET TABLET should be used in pregnant women only if considered necessary by the physician. Your doctor will prescribe TENUMET TABLET only if the therapeutic benefits overweigh the risk to the fetus. Therefore, inform your doctor before taking it.
How to take TENUMET TABLET?
You must take TENUMET TABLET 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 TENUMET TABLET should I take?
TENUMET TABLET 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 TENUMET TABLET cause constipation?
Yes. Constipation is a common side effect of using TENUMET TABLET. Eat plenty of fiber rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, cereals as well as drink plenty of water and exercise more regularly while taking this medicine. Contact your doctor if this side effect bothers you.