Biguaid 500mg Tablet SR is a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps control blood sugar levels and thus prevent serious complications of diabetes. It is also used to treat a menstruation-related disorder known as Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women.
Biguaid 500mg Tablet SR is best taken with food to avoid nausea and abdominal pain. You should take it regularly, at the same time each day, to get the most benefit. You should not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor recommends it. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes. Therefore, it is important to stay on the diet and exercise program recommended by your doctor while taking this medicine.
The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, taste change, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and loss of appetite. Some people may develop hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when this medicine is taken along with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol, or upon skipping a meal. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly while taking it.
Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any kidney, liver, or heart problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor will check your kidney function tests before starting treatment with it. Avoid excessive alcohol intake while taking it as this may increase the risk of developing some side effects.
USES OF BIGUAID TABLET SR
- Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus
BENEFITS OF BIGUAID TABLET SR
In Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Biguaid 500mg Tablet SR belongs to a class of medicines called biguanides. It works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying the absorption of sugar (glucose) from the intestines, and increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin.
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 BIGUAID TABLET SR
Common side effects
HOW TO USE BIGUAID TABLET SR
HOW BIGUAID TABLET SR WORKS
Use of tablet is, however, not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE BIGUAID TABLET SR?
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
Q: What does BIGUAID SR do exactly?
A: In type 2 diabetes, your body will not able to make enough insulin or respond normally to the insulin made by their bodies. This medicine acts by decreasing glucose production from the liver and decreases absorption of glucose from the intestine after taking food while improving the sensitivity of the body organs and muscles towards insulin.
Q: Can BIGUAID SR make you sleepy?
A: This medicine is usually well tolerated and does not cause sleepiness. But rarely, it causes sleep disorders and insomnia.
Q: How to take tablet?
A: Take this medicine with or after a meal. Do not crush or chew the medicine and swallow it with a glass of water. Always take as prescribed by your doctor.