Volabay M (500/0.2 mg) Tablet

Manufactured byWallace Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsMetformin (500 mg) + Voglibose (0.2 mg)
Description

Volabay M (500/0.2 mg) Tablet is a combination medicine used to control high blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Patients are advised to maintain a strict exercise and diet regimen along with this medicine to get the best possible effect.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Volabay M (500/0.2 mg) Tablet

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Volabay M (500/0.2 mg) Tablet

  • Diarrhea
  • Pneumatosis Intestinalis
  • Abnormal liver function
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Weakness
  • Chest discomfort
  • Headache
  • Runny Nose
  • Belching and Heartburn
  • Swollen joints

Uses of Volabay M (500/0.2 mg) Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Type II Diabetes Mellitus
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 hour of administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to voglibose, metformin, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.

Intestinal obstruction

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of Intestinal Obstruction since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Severe kidney impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a severe impairment of kidney function due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

Metabolic Acidosis

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with metabolic acidosis since it may worsen the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Use in pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in children and adolescents since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Liver diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of liver disease due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Kidney diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of kidney disease due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Stress

Use of this medicine should be discontinued in patients exposed to stressful conditions such as a fever, trauma, surgeries, or accidents since it may not be effective in controlling blood sugar levels in these conditions. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered under your doctor's supervision.

Type I diabetes

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from Type I diabetes since it is not effective in treating such patients.

Vitamin B12 deficiency

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with vitamin B12 deficiency since it may worsen the patient's condition. Appropriate vitamin B12 supplementation and dose adjustments may be required in some cases.

Gastrointestinal diseases

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with any gastrointestinal diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, colonic ulceration, partial intestinal obstruction, or any chronic intestinal disease. It is advised that you should inform the doctor about all your medical conditions before starting treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor 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 this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
Interaction with Medicine

Amlodipine

Estradiol

Gatifloxacin

Insulin

Iodinated Contrast Media

Aloe Vera

Disease interactions

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis since the risk of adverse effects is significantly high. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered under your doctor's supervision.

Lactic Acidosis

This medicine may cause lactic acidosis in some patients. This risk is especially higher in patients with kidney diseases, heart diseases, or septicemia. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels, kidney function, heart function, and liver function may be required for such patients based on the clinical condition. Report any symptoms such as fatigue, breathing difficulty, increased sleep, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, irregular heartbeat, etc. to the doctor immediately. Appropriate corrective measures and discontinuation of therapy may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. It is advised to take this medicine just before meals. Your dose is likely to change over time based on therapeutic response and clinical condition. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is recommended during treatment with this medicine. You should always carry a sugar candy with you to counteract unexpected lowering of blood sugar levels. Do not change the dose or duration of use without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Metformin decreases absorption of glucose from the intestines and increases the action of insulin in the body. Voglibose blocks the production of glucose.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Oral anti-diabetic combinations, Combination of oral biguanidies and alpha-glucosidase inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB04878

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https://ciplamed.com/content/prandial-m-tablets

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https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=2d98aea3-35ba-447a-b88f-a5a20b612b2f
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