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Istamet XR Combipack, Sitagliptin/ Metformin

US Brand Name Istamet XR Combipack
Generic Name Sitagliptin/ Metformin
Other Brand Name Istamet XR Combipack
Packing 14 (7 + 7)
Manufacturer Sun Pharma
Form Tablet
Strength Sitagliptin 100mg x 7 tablet/ Metformin 1000mg x 7 tablet
Country India

  • Sitagliptin 100mg x 7 tab+Metformin 1000mg x 7 tab 14 tab $25.77
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Metformin

Uses

Metformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it Works

Metformin helps in allowing the body to make full use of the reduced amount of Insulin that occurs in type 2 diabetes patients. Insulin occurs naturally in the body's pancreas which helps to control the level of glucose(Sugars) in your blood, insufficient or inaffective insulin results in the condition called diabetes mellitus. Metformin helps in treatment of the type 2 diabetes.

Common Side effects

Patients who take Metformin may suffer from such side effects; Headache,
Bloating,
Flushing,
Changes in the nails,
Altered taste,
Abdominal pain,
Diarrhoea,
Loss of appetite,
A metallic taste in the mouth,
Nausea,
Vomiting

Sitagliptin

Uses

Sitagliptin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus which is also known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes (NIDDM).

How it Works

Sitagliptin is known as a dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitor. Sitagliptin operates by reducing the amount of glucagon and increases the amount of insulin produced by the pancreas to coltrol the blood sugar levels in the body. Glucagon causes the liver to produce more sugar, so by Sitagliptin reducing the amount of glucagon in the body, this also helps to reduce the levels of glucose in the blood.

Common Side effects

Patients who take Sitagliptin may suffer from such side effects;

Headaches,
Mild nausea
Upset stomach,
Diarrhoea,
Constipation,
Headache,
Upper respiratory tract infection,
Hypoglycaemia (Low blood sugar level),
Nasopharyngitis,
Runny nose,
sore throat,
Joint or muscle pain