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Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S belongs to a class of drugs called “hypoglycemics” (anti-diabetics, dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor) that are used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes (high blood sugar levels):
Type 2 diabetes, also known as non insulin-dependent diabetes, is a condition resulting from a combination of insulin resistance, i.e, body cells failing to respond properly to the insulin produced, inadequate insulin secretion, and excessive production of glucagon. Progression of the disease may lead to insulin deficiency. This causes hyperglycemia. (high blood sugar levels)
This medicine is available in tablet form on prescription. It is prescribed to lower blood sugar levels by increasing insulin production by the pancreas along with decreasing hormones responsible for raising blood sugar levels. As a result, fasting and random blood glucose levels are decreased.
Dosage of Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S depends on age, severity of condition, patient's response to medicine and their comorbidities.
The most common side effects of Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S are headache, common cold, cough, constipation, dizziness, sweating and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulfonylureas.
Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S is prescribed to adults above 18 years of age.
It is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes (high blood sugar levels) - as an adjunctive therapy to diet and exercise:
It is an anti-diabetic medication that works by increasing insulin (a natural substance required in breaking down sugar) production by the pancreas and the ability of the body to utilise it effectively. Besides this it also plays a role in decreasing hormones responsible for raising blood sugar levels
Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S can be taken with or without meals, any time of the day as long as it's around the same time everyday.
Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water.
Use of Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S is not recommended in pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding so that they can prescribe you a medicine accordingly without causing any complications for you or your baby.
Please inform your doctor if you have a history of any before using Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S:
Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions while using Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S:
Certain medications could interact with Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S, hence, in that case your doctor might alter your dosage and make sure to monitor blood sugar levels more closely.
Please inform your doctor about the use of the following before taking Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S:
Make sure to inform your doctor that you are taking Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S before you start or stop any other medicine.
Like most medicines, Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S has some side effects which include:
Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any of the serious side effects.
1. WHAT EXACTLY DOES Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S DO?
It is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor that works by lowering blood sugar levels by increasing insulin production by the pancreas and decreasing hormones responsible for raising blood sugar levels.
2. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S TO START WORKING?
Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S starts working in a couple of weeks, however, optimum result is usually achieved in 18-20 weeks. It is essential to take it consistently to stabilise your blood sugar levels
3. HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO TAKE Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S FOR?
Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S is usually prescribed for long term use, possibly life long. Your dosage and time period is decided by your doctor after knowing the severity of your condition.
4. CAN I STOP TAKING Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S?
This medicine largely controls your blood sugar levels, but does not cure your condition. Hence, do not just stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor, otherwise your condition could possibly get worse.
5. WHAT IF Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S STOPS WORKING?
If it stops working, then your doctor will either give it to you with a combination of other medicines or recommend a different treatment to you by switching it with other anti-diabetics.
6. WILL Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S AFFECT MY KIDNEYS?
It does not affect those with normal kidney function and hence, is safe to use for them. However, if you have a history of kidney disease, inform your doctor as you might need to alter your daily dose.
7. DOES Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN OR WEIGHT LOSS?
It does not cause weight gain by itself. However, it is essential to maintain a healthy weight in order to manage diabetes effectively.
8. WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S?
An overdose of Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) indicated by feeling hungry, trembling or shaking, sweating, feeling confused and having problems concentrating. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of these signs or experience stomach pain, nausea/vomiting and dizziness.
9. WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S?
Incase you miss a dose, take your next dose on time and do not try making up for the missed dose by doubling it up. If it helps to remind you, set an alarm so you do not miss any dose.
10. CAN I DRINK ALCOHOL WHILE TAKING Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S?
Drinking alcohol in moderation is not harmful. However, alcohol intake increases the risk of hypoglycemia especially when you drink it on an empty stomach.
11. CAN I TAKE Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S BEFORE SURGERY ?
Inform your doctor that you are using Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S before surgery as he/she might ask you to stop taking the medicine before your operation.
12. CAN I DRIVE OR RIDE A BIKE AFTER TAKING Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S?
Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S alone might not affect your ability to drive or ride a bike, but when given in combination with other medicines, it could result in low blood sugar levels resulting in loss of concentration vision impairment (your eyesight is affected). To be on the safe side, always carry fast acting carbohydrates (like sweets and juice) to prevent your body from going into a state of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
13. IS Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S DIFFERENT FROM SITAGLIPTIN?
No, they are not the same but they do belong to the same class of drugs. Efficacy of Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S when given twice daily, is slightly better than that of sitagliptin that is given once daily.
14. HOW SHOULD Galza 50mg Tablet 7 'S BE STORED?
Keep this medicine tightly closed in the container or the pack it came in. Store it at room temperature, away from excess heat and moisture. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people. Dispose of the unused medicine.
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