FAQs ABOUT XIGDUO 5/1000MG TABLET
What XIGDUO 5/1000MG TABLET is and what it is used for?
It is used to treat type-2 diabetes mellitus along with diet and exercise when diabetes cannot be controlled with other medicines. It is also used in combination with insulin or GLP-1 receptor agonist like liraglutide.
Who should not take XIGDUO 5/1000MG TABLET?
XIGDUO 5/1000MG TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with allergic history to dapagliflozin, metformin, liver disease, moderate to severe kidney disease, recent heart attack or acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, cardiovascular collapse (shock), septicaemia or severe infection, diabetic ketoacidosis dehydration, hypoxemia, diabetic coma, uncontrolled diabetes, and lactic acidosis.
Can I take alcohol while using XIGDUO 5/1000MG TABLET?
No. Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking XIGDUO 5/1000MG TABLET as it may increases the risk of lactic acidosis.
How does XIGDUO 5/1000MG TABLET work?
It contains two antidiabetic medicines metformin and dapagliflozin which lower the blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes mellitus by eliminating excess sugars through urine and also by increasing the activity of insulin.
Can I use XIGDUO 5/1000MG TABLET with other diabetic medications?
Your doctor may advise XIGDUO 5/1000MG TABLET with or without other medications to control your blood sugar levels. However, it is advised to maintain a proper diet and exercise to achieve the controlled blood sugar levels while using this medicine with or without other antidiabetic medications.
Does XIGDUO 5/1000MG TABLET cause low blood sugar?
Yes. XIGDUO 5/1000MG TABLET may cause low blood sugar. Stop taking XIGDUO 5/1000MG TABLET and contact your doctor if you experience any unusual symptoms like weakness, shaking, sweating, drowsiness, dizziness, feeling very anxious, fast heartbeat, hunger, headache, change in vision, change in mood or confusion, and irritability.