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Riax 2.5 mg Tablet

Manufactured byDr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsSaxagliptin
Description
Riax 2.5 mg Tablet is an antidiabetic medicine used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes (high blood sugar levels when your body cannot make, or use the insulin it makes, effectively to move sugar from the blood into the cells). This medicine controls blood sugar levels by increasing the consumption of sugar by the body and reducing the production of sugar by the liver. Riax 2.5 mg Tablet has some side effects like headache, dizziness, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, etc. Consult your doctor if they bother you for a longer time or worsen. Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to it. Riax 2.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food as directed by your doctor. Do not take more than the prescribed dose. Take it every day at the same time to maintain a constant level of this medicine in your blood. Avoid the discontinuation of this medicine without consulting your doctor as it may worsen your condition. Riax 2.5 mg Tablet may not be suitable for everyone. Inform your doctor if you have liver or kidney problems or any other health conditions. Also, inform your doctor about all your ongoing medications. Riax 2.5 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding before taking this medicine.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Riax 2.5 mg Tablet

Onglyza 2.5 mg Tablet
Astra Zeneca Pharma India Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Riax 2.5 mg Tablet

  • Anxiety
  • Blurred vision
  • Chills
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Runny Nose
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Joint pain
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia)

Uses of Riax 2.5 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Type II Diabetes Mellitus
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time taken by Riax 2.5 mg Tablet to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Riax 2.5 mg Tablet remains active in your body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Riax 2.5 mg Tablet due to the increased risk of side effects.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Riax 2.5 mg Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Riax 2.5 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in pregnancy unless necessary. Hence, consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Riax 2.5 mg Tablet is not recommended if you are breastfeeding unless necessary. Hence, consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.

Allergy

Avoid taking Riax 2.5 mg Tablet if you are allergic to it. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Riax 2.5 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in pregnancy unless necessary. Hence, consult your doctor if you are pregnant.

Breast-feeding

Riax 2.5 mg Tablet is not recommended if you are breastfeeding unless necessary. Hence, consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
General warnings

Use in children

Riax 2.5 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in children and adolescents as the safety and efficacy data for use are not available.

Liver impairment

Riax 2.5 mg Tablet should be used with extreme caution if you have moderate liver problems and is not recommended for use if you have severe liver problems as it may worsen your condition. Your doctor may recommend dose adjustments or replacements with a suitable alternative based on your clinical condition.

Skin disorder

Riax 2.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution as it may cause skin ulcers (open sores on the skin due to injury, poor blood circulation, or pressure), fluid-filled blisters, and rashes in some people. Inform your doctor if you observe any skin rashes or lesions (abnormal change to an area of skin).

Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a condition in which little or no insulin (substance required to break down sugar) is produced in your body. Riax 2.5 mg Tablet is not recommended to treat this condition.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose of Riax 2.5 mg Tablet as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Never take more than the recommended dose of Riax 2.5 mg Tablet. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Riax 2.5 mg Tablet due to the increased risk of side effects.
Interaction with Medicine

Clozapine

Amiodarone

Captopril

Acetazolamide

Gatifloxacin

Benazepril

Bexarotene

Disease interactions

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is the inflammation (swelling) of the pancreas, gland that produces chemical substances that helps in digestion and regulation of blood sugar. Use Riax 2.5 mg Tablet with extreme caution if you have a history of pancreatitis, as this medicine may further increase the risk of recurrent pancreatitis. Report any symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, tenderness when touching the abdomen, etc. to your doctor immediately.

Renal Dysfunction

Use Riax 2.5 mg Tablet with extreme caution if you have kidney problems as it may further worsen your condition. Your doctor may recommend dose adjustments based on your clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Riax 2.5 mg Tablet with or without food. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed by your doctor. Consult your doctor if you experience any undesirable effects that persist or worsen. Avoid the discontinuation of this medicine without consulting your doctor, as it may cause an increase in blood sugar levels and worsen your condition. Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine as it may cause severe side effects. Take a sugar candy or sweets if you experience dizziness due to low blood sugar levels.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Riax 2.5 mg Tablet controls blood sugar levels by increasing the consumption of sugar by the body and reducing the production of sugar by the liver.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

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