This medication is a sulfonylurea antidiabetic, prescribed for type 2 diabetes either alone or with other medications.
Contraindicated in patients with diabetes, severe burns and hypersensitivity.
The recommended initial dose is 100 mg to 250 mg orally daily with breakfast.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver, kidney, thyroid or heart problems, stomach problem, alcoholism, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid alcohol consumption.
• It may affect blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly.
• Avoid exposure to sunlight.
• It should not be used in children.
• Most Common :
Decrease in blood sugar level.
• Gastrointestinal : Jaundice, nausea, epigastric fullness and heartburn.
• Skin : Allergic skin reactions such as itching, redness, hives, sensitivity to light and bruising.
• Blood : Decrease in white/red blood cells, platelets and anemia.
• Miscellaneous : Weakness, fatigue, dizziness, vertigo, malaise and headache reported very rarely.
Avoid excess dosage.
Keep this medication in an airtight container and away from children.
Store it at room temperature.
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