Kombiglyze XR 5 1000 mg
|Description||Sexaglitptin / Metformin|
|Generic Name||Sexaglitptin / Metformin|
Kombiglyze XR 5/1000 mg
Kombiglyze XR 5/1000 mg is developed as an anti-diabetic drug recommended only to the patients with Type 2 diabetes. It can effectively control blood sugar when taken with appropriate diet and exercise. By having a better control over blood sugar, you can find it easier to treat some other health conditions like hives, blindness, kidney damage, erectile dysfunction, and loss of limbs’ function. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration, Kombiglyze XR (Metformin Saxagliptin) is a prescription medicine prescribed for adult patients (from 18 years and above).
Working of Kombiglyze XR:
Kombiglyze XR medicine can potentially elevate the levels of insulin in the body. Since insulin is the vital hormone to maintain a balance of sugar level in the blood, this medicine can sufficiently catalyze its production. You can understand the function of this medicine as it increases the levels of natural substances called incretins which is responsible to increase the production of insulin. It also works to reduce the amount of sugar in the liver. One can take Kombiglyze XR tablets with some other drugs like Sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors that are formulated to treat type 2 diabetes.
Active Ingredients of XR 5/1000
There are two prominent active ingredients available in Kombiglyze XR such as saxagliptin and metformin hydrochloride. Each pill of Kombiglyze XR 5/1000 has 5 mg saxagliptin and 1000 mg metformin hydrochloride. Saxagliptin comes from a class of medicines known as DPP-4 inhibitors (dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors), and metformin belongs to a group of medicine called biguanides. These two active ingredients work together to curb blood sugar.
Side Effects of Kombiglyze XR:
Although this medicine is safe to take under prescription, there are some possible side effects registered in a few cases. The possible side effects of Kombiglyze XR 5/1000 are:
- Nausea and vomiting
- A headache
- Urinary tract infection
- Upper respiratory tract infection
The allergic side effects of this drug that one could experience include:
- Slow or irregular heartbeat
- Swelling of face, lips, throat, and other skin areas
- Upper respiratory tract
- Breathing shortness
- Difficulty in swallowing
Experts recommend patients with Type 2 to take Kombiglyze XR 5/1000 tablets with meals in order to lower the risks of its side effects.
Medications interact with Kombiglyze XR:
Drug interactions may dilute the effectiveness of any medicines and increase the risk of serious side effects. In the same way, Kombiglyze XR may interact with some Beta-blocker medications (such as glaucoma eye drops, metoprolol, propranolol). It is advised to consult your doctor to share your medical history and understand what medicines can possibly interact with metformin and saxagliptin. Some common medications that are medically checked with a combination of metformin/saxagliptin are amlodipine, gabapentin, glimepiride, lisinopril, aspirin, Crestor, furosemide, tramadol, and atorvastatin.
When should Kombiglyze XR not be used?
One should avoid taking Kombiglyze XR tablets in some specific conditions. It is not recommended if you:
- have type 1 diabetes
- are allergic to its active ingredients
- have the problem of fatigue
- have trouble breathing
- are pregnant or breastfeeding
- have problems with kidney function
- experience severe allergic reactions like swelling of the face, lips, throat and skin areas
- feel difficulty in breathing or swallowing
- have metabolic acidosis or diabetic ketoacidosis
- have high blood triglyceride levels
- have a skin rash, itching, flaking or peeling of the skin
The process to take Kombiglyze XR 5/1000
Kombiglyze XR tablets can be taken orally with a little amount of water. Don’t crush or chew its tablet before swallowing. Experts suggest patients should take this drug with the regular meal, as it helps them lower the possibility of an upset stomach. Usually, one tablet is taken once a day.
How long should you use Kombiglyze XR 5/1000?
Patients with Type 2 diabetes have to complete the course of medication as prescribed by their doctors. There is no specific duration of its course, so take it as long as your doctor suggests.
Missed dose of Kombiglyze XR:
In case you have missed taking the regular dose of Kombiglyze XR, do not take a double dose to compensate the loss. It is advised to take the next dose as per the regular schedule.