This medication is an antidiabetic agent, prescribed for type 2 diabetes. It is used along with diet and exercise. It causes the pancreas to release insulin.
Contraindicated in patients with diabetes, severe burn and hypersensitivity.
PO- The recommended dose range is 0.5 to 3 grams daily.
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 :
Feeling of stomach fullness, heartburn, nausea and decrease in blood sugar level.
• Gastrointestinal : Jaundice, nausea 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 are reported very rarely.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature.
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