Apriglim MF 3 Tablet belongs to a category of medicines known as anti-diabetic drugs. It is a combination of two medicines used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. It helps control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
Apriglim MF 3 Tablet should be taken with food. Take it regularly at the same time each day to get the most benefit. Your doctor will decide what dose is best for you and this may change from time to time according to how it is working according to your blood sugar levels.
Keep taking this medicine, even if you feel well or your blood sugar levels are controlled. If you stop it without consulting your doctor, your blood sugar levels could rise and put you at risk of kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Remember that it is only part of a treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes.
The most common side effect of Apriglim MF 3 Tablet is low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia). Make sure you recognize the signs of having low blood glucose levels, such as sweating, dizziness, headache, and shaking, and know how to deal with it. To prevent this, it’s important to have regular meals and always carry a fast-acting source of glucose such as sugary food or fruit juice with you. Drinking alcohol can also increase your risk of low blood sugar levels and should be avoided. Other side effects that may be seen on taking this medicine include taste changes, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, and upper respiratory tract infection. Some people may find that they put on weight with this medicine.
You should not take it if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, if you have diabetic ketoacidosis (high levels of acid in your blood), or if you have severe kidney or liver disease. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart disease. It may not be suitable. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your blood sugar levels should be checked regularly and your doctor may also advise blood tests to monitor your blood cell counts and liver function.
Apriglim MF 3 Tablet is a combination medicine that increases the amount of insulin your body produces (in the pancreas). The insulin then works to lower your blood glucose level. It is usually taken once a day. You should keep taking it for as long as it is prescribed.
Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control the level you will reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life.
SIDE EFFECTS OF APRIGLIM MF TABLET
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects
Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
HOW TO USE APRIGLIM MF TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Apriglim MF 3 Tablet is to be taken with food.
HOW APRIGLIM MF TABLET WORKS
Apriglim MF 3 Tablet is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Glimepiride and Metformin.Glimepiride is a sulfonylurea which works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose. Metformin is a biguanide which works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Apriglim MF 3 Tablet.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Apriglim MF 3 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Apriglim MF 3 Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Apriglim MF 3 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of tablet is, however, not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
Apriglim MF 3 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Apriglim MF 3 Tablet is generally started with low dose in patients with mild to moderate liver disease and its use is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE APRIGLIM MF TABLET ER?
If you miss a dose of Apriglim MF 3 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of APRIGLIM MF 3, consult your doctor immediately. Overdose may cause signs of lactic acidosis (such as generalized weakness and tiredness, vomiting, stomach pain, muscle pain, difficulty in breathing, reduced body temperature and decreased heartbeat).
Keep APRIGLIM MF 3 out of reach of children.
Store APRIGLIM MF 3 at room temperature.
Can I consume alcohol while taking APRIGLIM MF 3?
No. Do not consume alcohol while taking pills as it can increase your blood sugar levels further.
Can APRIGLIM MF 3 cause vitamin B12 deficiency?
Yes. The use of pills can cause alternation in blood count. It can cause decrease in number of red blood cells making your skin look pallor and can make you feel tired and weak. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
What are the precautions do I need to follow while taking APRIGLIM MF 3?
Before taking tablet inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have type I diabetes or any other conditions affecting your liver, kidney, or heart function. Inform your doctor if you have any signs of infections. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and urinary infections. While taking APRIGLIM MF 3, always carry a sugary snack or meal with you, so that it can help you to cope up sudden episodes of dizziness or fainting caused due to low blood sugar levels. Regularly monitor your blood glucose levels and kidney functions as instructed by your doctor without fail.
Can I stop taking APRIGLIM MF 3 once my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking pills without consulting your doctor. Continue to take tablet as instructed by your doctor to obtain better results.
What are the possible side effects of APRIGLIM MF 3?
Tablet can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain and changes in taste sensation. However, these side effects are usually temporary and gets resolved within two weeks of time. If they persist for longer period, contact your doctor.