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Velon 50mg Tablet 10 '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 Velon 50mg Tablet 10 'S depends on age, severity of condition, patient's response to medicine and their comorbidities.
The most common side effects of Velon 50mg Tablet 10 'S are headache, common cold, cough, constipation, dizziness, sweating and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulfonylureas.
Velon 50mg Tablet 10 '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
Velon 50mg Tablet 10 '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 Velon 50mg Tablet 10 '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 Velon 50mg Tablet 10 'S:
Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions while using Velon 50mg Tablet 10 'S:
Certain medications could interact with Velon 50mg Tablet 10 '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 Velon 50mg Tablet 10 'S:
Make sure to inform your doctor that you are taking Velon 50mg Tablet 10 'S before you start or stop any other medicine.
Like most medicines, Velon 50mg Tablet 10 'S has some side effects which include:
Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any of the serious side effects.
1. WHAT EXACTLY DOES Velon 50mg Tablet 10 '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 Velon 50mg Tablet 10 'S TO START WORKING?
Velon 50mg Tablet 10 '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 Velon 50mg Tablet 10 'S FOR?
Velon 50mg Tablet 10 '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 Velon 50mg Tablet 10 '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 Velon 50mg Tablet 10 '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 Velon 50mg Tablet 10 '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 Velon 50mg Tablet 10 '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 Velon 50mg Tablet 10 'S?
An overdose of Velon 50mg Tablet 10 '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 Velon 50mg Tablet 10 '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 Velon 50mg Tablet 10 '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 Velon 50mg Tablet 10 'S BEFORE SURGERY ?
Inform your doctor that you are using Velon 50mg Tablet 10 '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 Velon 50mg Tablet 10 'S?
Velon 50mg Tablet 10 '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 Velon 50mg Tablet 10 'S DIFFERENT FROM SITAGLIPTIN?
No, they are not the same but they do belong to the same class of drugs. Efficacy of Velon 50mg Tablet 10 'S when given twice daily, is slightly better than that of sitagliptin that is given once daily.
14. HOW SHOULD Velon 50mg Tablet 10 '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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