Sitagen-M tablet 50/500 mg 30’s
Sitagen-M tablet contains Sitagliptin and Metformin | belongs to Biguanide/Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor
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How it works
Sitagen-M tablet 50/500 mg 30’s works to competitively inhibit the enzyme dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4). This enzyme breaks down the incretins GLP-1 and GIP, gastrointestinal hormones released in response to a meal. By preventing breakdown of GLP-1 and GIP, they are able to increase the secretion of insulin and suppress the release of glucagon by the alpha cells of the pancreas. This drives blood glucose levels towards normal. As the blood glucose level approaches normal, the amounts of insulin released and glucagon suppressed diminishes, thus tending to prevent an "overshoot" and subsequent low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which is seen with some other oral hypoglycemic agents.
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- drugs.com - Metformin and sitagliptin [Internet]. Available from: https://www.drugs.com/mtm/metformin-and-sitagliptin.html [cited 30/6/2020]. 9/4/2020
- wikipedia - Mechanism of action [Internet]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sitagliptin#Mechanism_of_action [cited 30/6/2020]. 19/6/2020
what are the adverse effects of Sitagen-M tablet 50/500 mg 30’s?
Metformin: GI upset, taste disturbance, rarely lactic acidosis, abnormal liver function tests, hepatitis, skin reactions, reduced B12 absorptions.
Sitagliptin: Reports of pancreatitis and serious hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Hypoglycaemia, headache, bullous pemphigoid. Monotherapy: Osteoarthritis, pain in extremity, upper RTI. With metformin: GI upset. With a glitazone: Flatulence, peripheral oedema. With insulin: Influenza.
What happens if I miss a dose of Sitagen-M tablet 50/500 mg 30’s?
Adults: Initially, 50 mg/500 mg or 50 mg/1000 mg twice daily based on dose of metformin already being taken. For patients receiving components as separate tab, switch to equivalent dose. Doses of sulfonylurea or insulin may need to be reduced. Max daily dose of sitagliptin, 100 mg. Children: Not recommended.
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