GLUFLOZIN 10 Tablet 15s
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GLUFLOZIN 10 TABLET contains Dapagliflozin which belongs to the group of medicines called Antidiabetic agents. It is used to treat Type II diabetes mellitus in adults and in children (aged 10 years or older) when diet and exercise does not result in adequate control on blood glucose levels. It can also be used to treat heart failure and chronic kidney disease (reduced kidney function) in adults.
Type II diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease characterized by abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood. It is caused due to inadequate production of a hormone called insulin (produced by pancreas to metabolize glucose) in the body or due to inadequate sensitivity of body cells to the actions of insulin.
During therapy with GLUFLOZIN 10 TABLET, your doctor might regularly monitor your blood sugar levels and kidney functions to avoid the risk of unwanted side effects. He/she might also ask you to make certain lifestyle changes such as following a healthy diet, regular physical exercise and quitting alcohol consumption to achieve better results. You must also check your feet regularly and follow the foot care advice given by your doctor as a precaution.
Before taking GLUFLOZIN 10 TABLET inform your doctor if you have any liver or kidney problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have type I diabetes, severe low blood pressure, severe dehydration or conditions which can cause dehydration (such as nausea, vomiting, fever, serious illness any surgery etc.).
GLUFLOZIN 10 TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice. The most common side effects of taking GLUFLOZIN 10 TABLET are genital infections, back pain, passing more urine, constipation, dizziness and rash. Contact your physician if any of these side effect worsens.
USES OF GLUFLOZIN 10 TABLET
It is used in adults to treat:
- Type II diabetes mellitus (including children aged 10 years and older)
- Heart failure
- Chronic kidney disease
HOW GLUFLOZIN 10 TABLET WORKS
GLUFLOZIN 10 TABLET is a SGLT-2 inhibitor. It works by blocking the action of a protein called SGLT-2 in the kidneys. This action prevents the reabsorption of glucose and sodium ions in the kidneys. As a result, it excretes excess glucose from the body in the form urine leading to decrease in blood sugar levels. It also protects kidney function and prevents it from further damage. Additionally, it reduces the strain on the heart and helps it to pump blood more efficiently with less pressure.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Take GLUFLOZIN 10 TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. It can be taken with or without meals.
Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not stop taking GLUFLOZIN 10 TABLET unless your doctor advice you to stop.
SIDE EFFECTS OF GLUFLOZIN 10 TABLET
- Fungal infections of genital (thrush) causing itching, irritation, unusual discharge, odor
- Back pain
- Passing more urine, increased urine frequency
- Skin rash
- Changes in blood cholesterol levels
- Changes in RBC in blood
- Dry mouth
- Weight loss
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