Vilpower-M 500 Tablet
Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s is a combination drug of Vildagliptin (DPP-4 inhibitor), and Metformin (Biguanides) belongs to the class of anti-diabetic. Type 2 diabetes mellitus used to be known as ‘non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM)’ or ‘maturity-onset diabetes’. Type 2 diabetes develops if the body does not produce enough insulin, or where the insulin that your body makes does not work as well as it should. It can also develop if the body produces too much glucagon. Insulin is a substance which helps to lower the level of sugar in your blood, especially after meals. Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s is another substance which triggers the production of sugar by the liver, causing the blood sugar to rise. The pancreas makes both of these substances.
Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s helps to control the blood sugar level. It works by making the pancreas produce insulin and less glucagon (effect of vildagliptin) and also by helping the body to make better use of the insulin it produces (effect of metformin). You must continue to follow the diet and exercise recommended for you whilst you are on treatment with Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s. Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s is not a substitute for insulin. It is not used to treat type 1 diabetes (where your body does not produce insulin at all), or diabetic ketoacidosis.
Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s should be taken with food to avoid an upset stomach. Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s should be taken at the same time of the day each time for best results. For better advice, your doctor will decide, what dose should be taken and it can change timely depending upon your condition. The most common side effect of Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s is hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels) characterised by dizziness, sweating, palpitations, hunger pangs, dry mouth and skin etc. So, to avoid hypoglycemia, you should not miss meals and also should carry some form of sugar along with you. Other side effects include taste change, nausea, diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, upper respiratory symptoms.
Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s should not be stopped even if you feel better, without consulting your doctor as sugar level keeps changing. If you stop taking Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s abruptly, it may increase your sugar levels which could further increase the risk of eyesight loss (retinopathy), kidney (nephropathy) and nerve damage (neuropathy). Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s should not be taken if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, severe kidney or liver disease. Please inform your doctor if you have any heart disease, is or planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
Uses of Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s helps your pancreas to produce more insulin, make effective utilization of insulin, and decreases excess of sugar that your liver makes. It helps in controlling the rise of blood sugar level in your body after a meal. Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s plays a vital role in controlling blood sugar levels and prevents serious complications of diabetes like eyesight loss (retinopathy), kidney (nephropathy), nerve damage (neuropathy), diabetic foot ulcer and delayed wound healing.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s
Every medicine has some sort of side effects. In the beginning days of the treatment with Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s, you may suffer from low blood sugar, nausea, headache, shaking or quivering, vomiting, diarrhoea, pain in and around the stomach (abdominal pain), loss of appetite, joint pain, tiredness, constipation, swollen hands, ankle or feet (oedema). But these would be temporary and may be relieved after some time. However, if you still have discomfort speak with the doctor. Lactic acidosis (excess level of lactic acid in the blood) is a rare side effect which is serious and can lead to a life-threatening condition.
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s should not be used in patients with type 1 diabetes or with diabetic ketoacidosis. Some diabetic patients, while taking Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s, might develop a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis. In this condition, there is too much lactic acid accumulated in the blood that can damage the working of your liver and kidney required for the elimination of excess lactic acid from the blood. Before you start taking Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s, tell your doctor if you’ve ever had pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), kidney disease, and low vitamin B12 level. Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s, when used with insulin, may extremely lower the blood sugar level leading to hypoglycaemia condition, which can be fatal. In this case, your doctor may adjust the dose by lowering the dose of insulin or Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s. Prolonged intake of Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s may lower your thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH); hence, an annual check-up of TSH is recommended. In rare cases, you may also develop a serious skin reaction known as bullous pemphigoid that requires immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor if you are going to have a diagnostic test with an injection of dye or X-ray contrast agent. The use of Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s should be stopped for a short time before having an X-ray procedure.
Drug-Drug Interaction: Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s interacts with pain killers (aspirin, ibuprofen, and celecoxib), high blood pressure-lowering pills (nifedipine, captopril, enalapril, lisinopril), thyroid hormones (thyroxine), antacid (cimetidine) or certain medicines affecting the nervous system.
Drug-Food Interaction: Intake of excessive alcoholic beverages may increase the chance of life-threatening condition known as Lactic Acidosis. So, avoid intake of alcoholic beverages with Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s.
Drug-Disease Interaction: People affected with heart diseases (like congestive heart failure and myocardial infarction), vitamin B12 deficiency, and alcoholism should avoid intake of Vilpower-M 500 Tablet 10’s.