VOLIX R 0.2/1 Tablet 10's

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INTRODUCTION

VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET is a combination of Repaglinide and Voglibose which belongs to the group of medicines called Anti-diabetic agents. VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET is used as an adjunct (to diet and exercise) to treat type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in patients to help control blood sugar level.

VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET is not recommended for use in patients allergic to Repaglinide and/or Voglibose. It is also not recommended for use in patients with type 1 diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis (serious complication of diabetes), severe infection (before/after an operation), gastrointestinal obstruction (bowel obstruction) and/or moderate to severe liver disease.

Before taking VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET, inform your doctor if you are scheduled for a major surgery and/or have severe illness, fever, trauma, infection, chronic intestinal disease, kidney problems (such as mild/moderate/severe renal impairment).

VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET is generally not recommended for use during pregnancy and in women planning for pregnancy. It is also not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.

VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET is not indicated for use in children & adolescents (aged below 18 years) and in elders (aged above 75 years). Consult and inform your doctor before taking the medicine.

The most common side effects of taking VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET are hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar), abdominal pain/discomfort, diarrhoea, headache, fever, muscle pain and/or tenderness. Consult and inform your doctor if any of these symptoms worsen.

USES OF VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET

  • Adjunct to diet and exercise to treat type-2 diabetes mellitus in affected individuals

HOW VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET WORKS

VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET is a combination of Repaglinide and Voglibose where Repaglinide increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas and Voglibose inhibits the action of α-glucosidase (an intestinal enzyme responsible for breaking down complex sugars into simple sugars) which results in lowering the blood glucose level and thus treating type-2 diabetes mellitus in affected individuals.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET

COMMON

  • signs of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) such as rapid heart rate, shaking, sweating
  • abdominal pain/discomfort, diarrhoea
  • signs of gastritis (inflammation of stomach) such as upper abdomen pain, nausea, vomiting
  • swelling of face/arms/legs
  • headache, fever
  • sore throat
  • sinusitis (sinus inflammation)
  • signs of hypertriglyceridaemia (high level of fat blood) such as stomach pain, confusion and/or memory loss
  • muscle pain and tenderness
  • periarthritis (swelling around joints)

RARE

  • acute coronary syndrome
  • anaemia
  • thrombocytopenia (low platelet level)
  • leucopoenia (low level of white blood cells in blood)

Stop taking this medicine and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • signs of an anaphylactic reaction (life-threatening allergic reaction) such as swelling, difficulty in breathing, rapid heartbeat, feeling dizzy and/or sweating
  • signs of hypersensitivity reaction of skin such as erythema, itching, rashes and/or itchy welts

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Diarrhea:

Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. Try to avoid taking any medicine on your own to treat diarrhea. Consult and inform your doctor if the symptom worsens.

Headache:

If VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET causes headache, then take rest and drink plenty of fluids. Try to avoid drinking alcohol. Ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller. Headaches should usually go away after the first week of taking VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET. If it lasts more than a week or severe, inform your doctor.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET is generally not recommended for use during pregnancy and in women planning for pregnancy. Consult and inform your doctor before taking VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET.

BREASTFEEDING

VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET is generally not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Consult and inform your doctor before taking VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate machines if you experience signs of high/low blood sugar since it can endanger you/others.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET since it may alter the effect of the medicine.

KIDNEY

VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems such as mild, moderate/severe renal impairment and in patients who are undergoing dialysis. Consult and inform your doctor before taking the medicine.

LIVER

VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with moderate to severe liver disease. Consult and inform your doctor before taking the medicine.

ALLERGY

Do not take VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET if you are allergic to Repaglinide, Voglibose and/or any other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET is not recommended for use if you:

  • suffer from type 1 diabetes and/or diabetic ketoacidosis (serious complication of diabetes) associated with/without coma
  • suffer from severe infection before/after an operation
  • have gastrointestinal obstruction (bowel obstruction)

Before taking VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET, inform your doctor if you:

  • are scheduled for a major surgery
  • have recently suffered a severe illness
  • are suffering from fever, trauma and/or infection
  • have a history of laparotomy (surgical incision done into an abdominal cavity for a major surgery)/ileus (condition marked by impaired bowel function)
  • suffer from chronic intestinal disease (accompanied by disturbance in digestion and absorption)

Use in Paediatrics:

VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Consult and inform your doctor before taking VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET.

Use in Geriatrics:

VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET is not recommended for use in elderly patients (aged above 75 years). Consult and inform your doctor before taking VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Before taking VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicine:

  • gemfibrozil (medicine used to lower increased fat levels in the blood)
  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors (used to treat depression) Ex. phenelzine, selegiline
  • beta blockers (used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions) Ex. acebutolol, atenolol
  • ACE-inhibitors (used to treat heart conditions) Ex. benazepril, captopril
  • salicylates (medicines used to reduce pain, fever and inflammation) Ex. aspirin
  • octreotide (used to treat cancer)
  • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (medicines used to reduce fever and pain) Ex. ibuprofen, naproxen
  • steroids (used to treat inflammation) Ex. prednisolone, fluticasone
  • oral contraceptives (used to prevent pregnancy) Ex. desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol
  • thiazides (used to treat high blood pressure) Ex. chlorothiazide, chlorthalidone
  • danazol (used to treat breast cysts and endometriosis)
  • thyroid products (used to treat low levels of thyroid hormones)
  • sympathomimetics (used to treat asthma) Ex. salbutamol, terbutaline
  • clarithromycin, trimethoprim, rifampicin (antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections)
  • itraconazole, ketoconazole (medicines used to treat fungal infections)
  • ciclosporin (used to prevent rejection of transplanted organ)
  • deferasirox (used to reduce chronic iron overload)
  • clopidogrel (prevents blood clots)
  • phenytoin, carbamazepine, phenobarbital (used to treat epilepsy)
  • St. john’s wort (herbal medicine)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET, consult and inform your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose are hypoglycaemia with associated signs such as dizziness, sweating, tremor, headache, loss of consciousness, seizure and/or coma.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Repaglinide, Voglibose
Pharmacological Category :   Antidiabetic agents
Therapeutic Indication :   Type-2 diabetes mellitus
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET out of reach of children
  • Do not store VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET above 30°C

FAQs ABOUT VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET

What is VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET used for?

VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET is a combination of Repaglinide and Voglibose which belongs to the group of medicines called Anti-diabetic agents. It is generally used as an adjunct (to diet and exercise) to treat type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in patients to help control blood sugar level.

What are the side effects of VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET?

The most common side effects of taking VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET are hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar), abdominal pain/discomfort, diarrhoea, headache, fever, muscle pain and/or tenderness. Consult and inform your doctor if any of these symptoms worsen.

How VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET works?

VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET is a combination of Repaglinide and Voglibose where Repaglinide increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas and Voglibose inhibits the action of α-glucosidase (an intestinal enzyme responsible for breaking down complex sugars into simple sugars) which results in lowering the blood glucose level and thus treating type-2 diabetes mellitus in affected individuals.

How VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET is taken?

Take VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

Can VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET be used in children?

No, VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Consult and inform your doctor before taking VOLIX R 0.2/1 TABLET.

REFERENCES

1. K.D. Tripathi. Insulin, Oral Hypoglycaemic Drugs and Glucagon. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page- 273, 277.

2. Repaglinide. NIH National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. StatPearls [Internet]. [Revised in July 2022] [Accessed on 11th April 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK559305/

3. Ajay S. Dabhi,Nikita R. Bhatt, Mohit J. Shah. Voglibose: An Alpha Glucosidase Inhibitor. NIH National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PMC PubMed Central. [Revised in December 2013] [Accessed on 11th April 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3919386/

4. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. EUREPA-V. [Revised in December 2019] [Accessed on 11th April 2022] https://www.torrentian.com/pisheet/Upload/PI_Sheet/2885.pdf

5. Medley Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Vogli-Rapid. [Accessed on 11th April 2022] https://www.medleylab.com/product/glycekare/anti-diabetic.html

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Glucose - Fasting Blood
  • Glucose - Postprandial Blood
  • Glycosylated Hemoglobin

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    REPAGLINIDE 1 mg+VOGLIBOSE 0.2 mg
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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VOLIX R 0.2/1 Tablet 10's

VOLIX R 0.2/1 Tablet 10's Mkt: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

M.R.P.: Rs.128.00
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