Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet is an anti-diabetic medicine. It is used to lower blood sugar levels if you have Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (your body does not produce enough insulin or resist it), especially when other medicines are not able to provide the desired results.
Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet works by reducing the blood sugar level by preventing the breakdown of large carbohydrates (food that contains complex sugar) into simple sugar such as glucose. This prevents blood sugar levels from rising very high, especially after having food.
Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet has some side effects like nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, etc. These side effects may subside by themselves. Consult your doctor if they are persistent or worsen. Avoid consuming alcohol as it can alter blood sugar levels. Very low or high blood sugar levels can lead to visual impairment hence, avoid driving vehicles or operating machines.
Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet is to be taken right before food in the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Take it regularly at the same time for the ease of remembering and for better results. Do not discontinue using this medicine without consulting your doctor. It is advisable to regularly monitor your blood sugar levels while taking this medicine.
Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. It is not safe to use in children below 18 years of age as the safety and efficacy data for use is not available. Inform your doctor about your medications and any health issues such as stomach, liver, kidney problems, etc. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using this medicine.
List of substitutes for Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet
Alfabose 0.2 MG Tablet
Glybose 0.2 MG Tablet
Strides Shasun Ltd.
Vobose 0.2 MG Tablet
Vogo 0.2 MG Tablet
VOLIX INSTAB 0.2 MG TABLET
Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd.
Major & minor side effects for Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet
Abnormal liver function
Nausea or vomiting
Uses of Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Type II Diabetes Mellitus
Type II Diabetes Mellitus is a condition in which your body does not produce insulin or resists it. Insulin is responsible to maintain a normal blood sugar level in your body. Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet is used along with an appropriate diet and exercise regimen to reduce blood sugar levels if you have type 2 diabetes.
When not to use?
Avoid taking Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of your face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Intestinal obstruction is a condition in which there is a blockage in the passage of food in your stomach. The symptoms are nausea, vomiting, constipation etc. It is not recommended to use Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet if you are having this condition.
Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are having long-term digestive disorders like nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn, etc.
A diabetic coma is a condition where you are unconscious and are not able to respond to your surroundings due to very low or high blood sugar levels. It is not recommended to use Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet in this condition.
Warnings for special population
Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medicine.
Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
Use in children
Use of Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy data of use are not clinically established.
Take Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet with extreme caution if you have liver problems as there is a risk of developing liver toxicity and a rise in liver enzymes. This will worsen the functioning of the already impaired liver.
Take Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet with caution if you have a kidney disorder due to poor elimination of this medicine, it can accumulate in your body and become toxic.
Use of Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you have gastrointestinal disorders (stomach and intestinal problems) like inflammatory bowel disorder (swelling of your intestine), colonic ulceration (open sores in your colon that is the tube that connects from your small intestine to anus), partial intestinal obstruction (blockage to the flow of food in your intestine), or any intestinal disorders as those undigested carbohydrates can increase the severity and complication of digestive issues.
Diabetic ketoacidosis is a condition in which the blood becomes acidic due to chemicals called ketones formed in your body in the absence of insulin. Avoid the use of Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet if you have this condition as it may worsen your health.
If you have missed a dose of Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet then take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
If you have taken more than the prescribed amount of Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet you might experience dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and confusion or weakness as your blood sugar could go very low. You should call your doctor immediately and seek medical help.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Avoid using Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet along with alcohol as it may lead to low blood pressure.
Interaction with Medicine
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Take Voglimac 0.2 MG Tablet exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
It is advised to take this medicine just before meals.
Your dose is likely to change over time based on therapeutic response and clinical condition.
Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is recommended during treatment with this medicine.
Always carry a sugar candy with you to counteract unexpected lowering of blood sugar levels.
Do not change the dose or duration of use without consulting your doctor.