Generic Name : Acetohexamide Pronunciation : a SEET oh HEX a mide Therapeutic Classification : Antidiabetics ICD Code : Y42.3
International- Dymelor. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a first-generation sulfonylurea agent, prescribed for type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes. It increases insulin secretion by stimulating pancreas.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
PO- The recommended dose is 250-1500 mg two times per day; Maximum- 1500 mg/day. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver disease, thyroid disorder, heart disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Avoid alcohol consumption.
* Patient may experience low blood sugar with the following symptoms: extreme weakness, blurred vision, sweating, trouble speaking, tremor, stomach pain, confusion, seizure, or coma. If it is so consult with your doctor.
* It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication. Side Effects :
Most Common - Swelling, rapid weight gain, increased urination, pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, confusion, weakness.
Gastrointestinal - Nausea, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, loss of appetite, low fever, clay-colored stools, jaundice.
Central Nervous System - Dizziness, drowsiness.
Miscellaneous - Fever, sore throat and headache.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
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