This medication is an antidiabetic compound, prescribed for type 2 diabetes. It is not for treating type 1 diabetes. It reduces blood glucose by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin.
Contraindicated in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis, with or without coma, type 1 diabetes, and hypersensitivity.
Adult: PO- The usual starting dose is 2.5 to 5 mg daily, administered with breakfast or the first main meal.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart or kidney disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid exposure to sunlight.
• Avoid alcohol consumption and smoking while taking this medication.
• Monitor blood sugar level regularly while taking this medication.
• Metabolic :
Decrease in sugar level.
• Skin : Allergic reactions such as itching, redness, hives and bruising.
• Blood : Anemia, decrease in platelets and white blood cells.
• Miscellaneous : Drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision and joint/muscle pain.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature (20° to 25°C).
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