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Dapnat 5mg Tablet
Salt Composition : Dapagliflozin
Manufacturer : NATCO PHARMA LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
30 Tablet(s) In A Bottle
Introduction to Dapnat 5mg Tablet
Dapnat 5mg Tablet is an antidiabetic drug in the category of sodium-glucose cotransport-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors, containing the active ingredient Dapagliflozin. It mainly treats type 2 diabetes mellitus in patients above 18 years and older. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disease characterized by increased blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia). This drug is also approved for treating heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) in adults. It helps to improve symptoms and reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure.
This drug mainly helps to control high blood glucose (sugar) levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes. It is always taken in combination with diet and exercise. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine with other antidiabetic medications when your blood sugar is high and uncontrolled. Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to Dapnat 5mg Tablet or any of its other ingredients. Inform your physician if you get urinary tract infections because this medicine may cause UTI. This medicine is not recommended for children and adolescents under 18.
Your doctor will check for kidney function at least once every year or more frequently while you are taking this medicine. If you experience nausea, vomiting, fever, or cannot eat or drink while taking Dapnat 5mg Tablet, it is important to inform your doctor. These conditions can lead to dehydration, and your doctor may advise temporarily discontinuing the medication until you have recovered. When taking this drug, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) can occur even if blood sugar levels are normal. If you suspect you have symptoms of DKA, it is necessary to contact your doctor or go to the nearest hospital without delay.
Uses of Dapnat 5mg Tablet
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
- Heart failure
Therapeutic Effects of Dapnat 5mg Tablet
Dapnat 5mg Tablet reduces glucose reabsorption and lowers the renal threshold for glucose. It mainly works by removing excess sugar from your body via your urine and lowering the sugar in your blood.
Interaction of Dapnat 5mg Tablet with other drugs
Inform your physician about all your medicines, including prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications interact with Dapnat 5mg Tablet and reduce its effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.
More Information about Dapnat 5mg Tablet
- Store Dapnat 5mg Tablet in a room temperature (20°C to 25°C)
- Keep the medicine out of reach of children and pets
How to consume Dapnat 5mg Tablet
Take the Dapnat 5mg Tablet as advised by your physician. Do not chew or break the medicine. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. Only stop taking the tablet if your doctor advises you to stop.
Safety Advices for Dapnat 5mg Tablet
Do not take Dapnat 5mg Tablet if you are pregnant because this may harm the unborn baby. Inform your physician if you are pregnant, suspecting, or planning to get pregnant during the treatment.
Breastfeeding is not recommended in patients taking Dapnat 5mg Tablet because it is unknown whether the medicine passes into the breast milk and may harm your baby.
It is unknown whether Dapnat 5mg Tablet is safe for lung disease patients. Inform your physician if you have any lung diseases before initiating the therapy.
Dapnat 5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver problems. Inform your physician if you have liver diseases before initiating the treatment.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Dapnat 5mg Tablet. Inform your doctor about your drinking habits.
Dapnat 5mg Tablet is not known to cause drowsiness or impair driving ability, so they are generally considered safe for use while driving or operating machinery.
Side Effects of Dapnat 5mg Tablet
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
- Urinary tract infection
- Necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum
- Genital infection (thrush) of your penis or vagina (signs may include irritation, itching, unusual discharge, or odor)
- Back pain
- Urgency in urination
- Excessive thirst
Word of Advice
Dapnat 5mg Tablet can increase urination, possibly leading to dehydration if not compensated for by adequate fluid intake. Drink plenty of water often to stay well hydrated. This drug causes genital yeast infections in both males and females. Practice good hygiene, including regular washing and cleaning of the genital area, to reduce the risk of infections. Limit the intake of sugary foods, processed snacks, and high-fat meals.
Q 1. Can Dapnat 5mg Tablet cause weight loss?
Yes, Dapnat 5mg Tablet can cause weight loss in some individuals. One of the effects of this drug is the excretion of excess glucose in the urine. It leads to a loss of calories and can contribute to weight reduction.
Q 2. How does Dapnat 5mg Tablet work?
Dapnat 5mg Tablet reduces glucose reabsorption and lowers the renal threshold for glucose. It works by removing excess glucose from your body via your urine and lowering the sugar in your blood.
Q 3. Is Dapnat 5mg Tablet used for type 1 diabetes?
Dapnat 5mg Tablet is not approved for use in type 1 diabetes. It is specifically indicated for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Q 4. Can you take Dapnat 5mg Tablet twice a day?
Your doctor will decide the medicine's dose, strength, and frequency based on your blood sugar levels and other factors. Take Dapnat 5mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.
Q 5. How does Dapnat 5mg Tablet help control blood sugar levels?
Dapnat 5mg Tablet works by inhibiting glucose reabsorption in the kidneys, increasing glucose excretion in the urine, and lowering blood sugar levels. It helps to improve glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes.
Q 6. Can Dapnat 5mg Tablet be used in people with kidney problems?
Dapnat 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in individuals with kidney problems. The dose adjustments can be made based on kidney function. It is important to inform your physician about any existing kidney issues or changes in kidney function before taking this drug.
Fact Box of Dapnat 5mg Tablet
Molecule name: Dapagliflozin
Therapeutic class: Antidiabetic agent
Pharmacological class: Sodium-glucose cotransport-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor
1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus
2. Heart Failure
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