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What is Vipidia?

Vipidia contains the active substance alogliptin, which belongs to a group of medicines called DPP-4 inhibitors (dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors), which are "oral antidiabetics".

How does it work?

Vipidia works to increase insulin levels in the body after a meal and decrease the amount of sugar in the body. It must be taken together with other antidiabetic medicines, which your doctor will have prescribed, such as sulfonylureas (for example, glipizide, tolbutamide, glibenclamide), metformin and/or thiazolidinediones (for example pioglitazone) and metformin and/or insulin.

Vipidia is taken when it is not possible to adequately control blood sugar with diet, exercise, and with one or more of these other antidiabetic medications. It is important that you continue to take your other anti-diabetic medications, and follow the diet and exercise advice that your nurse or doctor has given you.

What are the benefits of taking it?

Vipidia tablets are used to lower blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is also called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, or NIDDM.

How do I use it and its dosage?

Always use the Vipidia diabetes tablets exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. If in doubt, consult your doctor or pharmacist again. Your doctor will prescribe Vipidia along with one or more additional medications to control your blood sugar levels. Your doctor will tell you if you need to change the amount of the other medicines you take. The recommended dose of Vipidia is 25 mg once a day. Kidney disease patients. If you have kidney disease, your doctor may prescribe a reduced dose. This may be 12.5 mg or 6.25 mg once daily, depending on the severity of your kidney disease.

Patients with liver disease

If your liver function is mildly or moderately reduced, the recommended dose of Vipidia is 25 mg once a day. This medication is not recommended for patients with liver function. severely reduced, due to the lack of data in these patients. Swallow the tablets whole with water. You can take this medicine with or without food.

If you take more Vipidia than you should

If you take more tablets than you should, or if another person or child takes your medicine, Contact or go immediately to the nearest emergency center.

If you forget to take Vipidia

If you forget to take a dose, do it as soon as you remember. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.

Side effects & precautions

Like all medicines, this Diabetes medication can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

STOP taking Vipidia and contact a doctor immediately if you notice any of the following serious side effects:

  • Allergic reaction. Symptoms may include: skin rash, hives, trouble swallowing or breathing, swelling of the lips, face, throat or tongue, and feeling light-headed.
  • Serious allergic reaction: skin lesions or skin spots, which can progress to an ulcer surrounded by pale or erythematous rings, with blisters and / or peeling of the skin, possibly with symptoms such as itching, fever, general ill feeling, joint pain, vision problems, burning, sore or itchy eyes and mouth ulcers (Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Erythema multiforme).
  • Intense and persistent pain in the abdomen (stomach area) that can spread to the back, as well as nausea and vomiting, as this could be a sign of inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis).

You should also consult your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects:

Common vipidia side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):

  • Symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may appear when Vipidia is administered in combination with insulin or sulfonylureas (for example, glipizide, tolbutamide, glibenclamide). Symptoms may include: tremor, sweating, anxiety, blurred vision, tingling of the lips, paleness, change in mood, or feeling confused. Your blood sugar level may drop below normal, but you can increase it again by eating sugar. It is recommended that you carry some lumps of sugar, caramels, biscuits or sugary fruit juice.
  • Flu-like or cold-like symptoms, such as a sore throat, stuffy or stuffy nose
  • Acne
  • Itchy skin
  • Headache
  • Stomach ache
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion, heartburn

vipidia side effects with an unknown frequency:

  • Liver problems such as nausea and vomiting, stomach pain, unusual or unexplained tiredness, loss of appetite, dark urine, or yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Vipidia:

  • if you have type 1 diabetes (your body does not make insulin).
  • if you have diabetic ketoacidosis (a complication of diabetes that occurs when the body cannot metabolize glucose because it does not have enough insulin). Symptoms include excessive thirst, frequent urination, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, and rapid weight loss.
  • if you are taking an antidiabetic medicine called sulfonylurea (for example, glipizide, tolbutamide, glibenclamide) or insulin. Your doctor may need to reduce your sulfonylurea or insulin dose if you take any of these medicines together with Vipidia, in order to avoid an excessively low blood sugar level (hypoglycemia).
  • if you have kidney disease; You can take this medicine, but your doctor may reduce the dose.
  • if you have liver disease.
  • if you suffer from heart failure.
  • if you are taking insulin or an anti-diabetic medicine, your doctor may reduce the dose of the other anti-diabetic or insulin when you take either of them with Vipidia, in order to avoid a low blood sugar level.
  • if you have or have had a disease of the pancreas.

Buying Vipidia online.

You can buy these Diabetes Tablets online through one of the UK’s leading online pharmacies, Pharmacy Planet. It's easy and convenient. You will need to fill out a short assessment and the item will be delivered directly to your door. If you want to buy this diabetes treatment medication online, use Pharmacy Planet, a UK pharmacy you can trust.

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