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- Treats type-2 diabetes
- Stimulates insulin production
- Reduces the amount of glucose in the blood
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What is Eucreas?
Eucreas tablets have two active ingredients – metformin and vildagliptin. Both medicines are used to help control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
Eucreas is for use by non-insulin dependent diabetes patients. It is licensed for use in people with type 2 diabetes whose blood sugar is not controlled by the maximum tolerated dose of metformin alone, or who are already taking metformin and vildagliptin as separate tablets.
Eucreas is also used in combination with a sulphonylurea or with insulin.
How does Eucreas work?
Eucreas tablets contain metformin and vildagliptin.
Metformin is an antidiabetic medicine known as a biguanide. It works in various ways to lower the amount of blood sugar in the blood. I reduces the amount of sugar produced by the cells in the liver. Second, it increases the sensitivity of muscle cells to insulin, enabling these cells to remove sugar from the blood more efficiently. Finally, it also delays the absorption of sugar from the intestines into the bloodstream after eating.
Vildagliptin is an antidiabetic medicine known as a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor. It helps in the reduction of blood sugar levels by preventing the breakdown of the incretin hormones glucagon-like peptide-1 and glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide. The hormones are naturally produced by the body in response to the food intake. They stimulate the pancreas to produce insulin in response to the increased levels of glucose in the blood, also reducing the production of glucagon, a hormone that normally increases glucose production by the liver. These actions help in controlling the blood sugar levels.
The combination of medicines helps in controlling sugar levels both directly after meals and between meals.
What are the benefits of using Eucreas?
The combination of metformin and vildagliptin has been shown benefits in lowering the blood sugar levels in individuals whose blood sugar cannot be lowered anymore by the maximum tolerated dose of metformin alone.
How do I use Eucreas?
Eucreas tablets should be taken twice a day, one in the morning and one in the evening, regularly each day with a meal.
The dose of Eucreas that is prescribed by your doctor is based on how well your blood sugar is controlled, among other reasons. Follow the instructions given by your doctor or by the information leaflet that comes with the package of the medication.
If you forget a dose, take it with your next meal, unless you are due to take your second dose. Do not double the dose to make up for a missed dose.
It is important that you continue to follow the diet and exercise as advised by your doctor while you are taking Eucreas tablets. Eucreas tablets should not be used as a substitute for healthy eating and doing your exercise regularly.
Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar levels are common with this medicine. Ask your doctor to explain to you the symptoms of hypoglycemia and the steps you need to take when you experience it.
Your doctor should check your blood sugar level from time to time while you are on Eucreas. You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking Eucreas because alcohol can increase your risk of hypoglycemia and lactic acidosis.
Metformin can cause lactic acidosis, which is an excess of lactic acid in the blood. It is likely to occur in people with kidney problems.
Your kidneys and your liver should be monitored regularly while you are on Eucreas.
Your doctor will stop your taking of this medication temporarily if you are going to have a certain type of X-ray that involves an injection of iodinated dye. Consult your doctor about your diabetic treatment before you undergo surgery that will require a general anaesthetic.
Eucreas tablets are to be taken twice a day, one in the morning and one in the morning, regularly each day.
Side effects & Precautions
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual user differently. Not everyone who takes Eucreas tablets will experience the possible side effects.
The following are the very common side effects of Eucreas:
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, or abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
The following are the common side effects of Eucreas:
- A headache
- Metallic taste
The following are the uncommon side effects of Eucreas:
- Joint pain
- Fatigue, weakness or loss of strength
- Oedema of the feet or ankles
The following is the rare effect of Eucreas:
- Hepatitis or inflammation of the liver
The following are the very rare side effects of Eucreas:
- Inflammation of the nose and throat
- Skin reactions such as itching or redness
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Elevated levels of lactic acid in the blood
- Decreased absorption of vitamin B-12 during long-term use.
In extremely rare cases, Eucreas can also cause inflammation of the pancreas.
Eucreas should not be used by individuals who are allergic to any of the ingredients of the medicine. If you experience an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor right away.
Some individuals with certain medical conditions should not take Eucreas. Discuss your medical conditions with your doctor to find out if you could safely take Eucreas tablets.
The safety of vildagliptin for use during pregnancy has not been established. Eucreas should not be used during pregnancy. Diabetes is usually controlled through insulin during pregnancy.
If you get pregnant while taking Eucreas, consult your doctor immediately.
Metformin passes into breast milk although vildagliptin is not known if it passes into breast milk. Eucreas should not be used by breastfeeding mothers.
It is important that you share with your doctor a list of all the medications you are currently taking for him to check if any of them will interact with Eucreas.
How do I buy Eucreas online?
You can safely buy Eucreas online at UK Meds. You will need to have first an online consultation with a pharmacist independent prescriber before your order of Eucreas will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Eucreas is the right medication for your medical condition.