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Xigduo 24 HR Extended Release Tablet 10 mg/500 mg

Uses

For diabetes.

Instructions

Swallow the medicine without crushing or chewing it.

Take the medicine with a meal.

You may take with food to prevent stomach upset.

It is very important that you take the medicine at about the same time every day. It will work best if you do this.

Store at room temperature in a dry place. Do not keep in the bathroom.

Keep the medicine away from heat and light.

Drink plenty of water while on this medicine.

It may take several weeks for this medicine to fully work.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.

This medicine may cause low blood sugar. It is very important to have regular meals and exercise regularly as instructed by your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience symptoms of low blood sugar.

This medicine usually does not cause low blood sugar levels if you eat regular meals.

Symptoms of low blood sugar may include nausea, shaking, sweating, cold skin, fast heartbeat, hunger, and irritability.

Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. Check with your doctor before stopping.

This medicine may cause menstrual changes and make it easier to become pregnant. Speak with your healthcare provider about effective birth control options.

You may notice parts of this medicine come out in your stool. This is normal and nothing to be concerned about.

It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions for all blood tests.

It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Do not take the medicine more than once during 24 hours.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

This medicine is associated with a rare but very serious medical condition. Please speak with your doctor about symptoms you should look out for while on this medicine. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop those symptoms.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.

Please check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while on this medicine.

If you drink more than a few alcoholic beverages each day, ask your doctor whether you should be on this medicine.

Contact your doctor if you notice a change in the amount or darkening of your urine.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Always carry an ID card or wear a medical alert bracelet indicating your medical condition.

Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

This medicine can cause serious side effects in some patients. Important information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is available from your pharmacist. Please review it carefully with your pharmacist to understand the risks associated with this medicine.

The side effects may improve with continued use.

Always refill this medicine before it runs out.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • bloating
  • diarrhea
  • excess gas
  • headaches
  • low blood sugar
  • nausea
  • runny nose
  • sore throat
  • stomach upset or abdominal pain
  • vomiting

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • irregular heart beat
  • severe, watery or bloody diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
  • fever or chills
  • fast or irregular heart beats
  • slow heartbeat
  • muscle pain
  • feeling of numbness or tingling in your hands and feet
  • pale or blue skin, lips or fingernails
  • rapid breathing
  • shortness of breath
  • severe stomach or bowel pain
  • unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
  • increased urinary frequency
  • urinary tract infections
  • waking up at night to urinate
  • urinating less often
  • difficulty or discomfort urinating
  • blood in urine
  • dark urine
  • vaginal itching or yeast infection
  • blurring or changes of vision
  • severe or persistent vomiting
  • sudden or unexplained weight gain
  • yeast infection of the penis (redness, itching, swelling or discharge)

A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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