How to Take Acetohexamide and Dose of Acetohexamide


Find out how to take Acetohexamide (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Acetohexamide


How it should be taken  

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

PO- The recommended dose is 250-1500 mg two times per day; Maximum- 1500 mg/day.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

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.

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.

Storage Conditions  

Store it at room temperature.
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