- Sitagliptin Phosphate–Metformin Hydrochloride
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Novonorm* used for?
Generic for Novonorm* (Repaglinide) is an anti-diabetic medication prescribed to lower blood sugar (glucose) levels in individuals with type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes. It is used in combination with healthy diet and regular exercise. This oral medication helps control blood sugar by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Novonorm*?
The dosage of Generic for Novonorm* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician's instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Novonorm*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Novonorm* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember only if you are getting ready to eat a meal. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Novonorm*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Novonorm*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Novonorm*?
- St. John's wort
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Novonorm*
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Novonorm*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Novonorm* can interact with antifungal medications, antibiotics, heart or blood pressure medications, and HIV/AIDS medicines.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Novonorm*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Novonorm* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Novonorm* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Novonorm* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Novonorm* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Novonorm* can cause side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, blurred vision, back pain, joint pain, and headache. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Novonorm*
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Novonorm*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Novonorm* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Novonorm*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Novonorm*?
How will Generic for Novonorm* work in my body?
How should Generic for Novonorm* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Novonorm* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Novonorm* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.