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Diacon 5mg Tablet

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Composition for Diacon 5mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Diacon 5mg Tablet

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Alcohol
MRP
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₹0.42/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Diacon Tablet

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Uses of Diacon Tablet

Diacon 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is used in addition to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.
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Diacon Tablet side effects

Common

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Nausea, Headache, Dizziness.

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How to use Diacon Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Diacon 5mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Diacon Tablet works

Diacon 5mg Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication (sulphonylurea). It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

In Depth Information on Diacon Tablet

Expert advice for Diacon Tablet

  • Helps decrease high blood sugar level and avoids long-term complications of diabetes. 
  • Take just before or with the first main meal of the day (usually breakfast). Avoid skipping meals.
  • Exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines (if prescribed) alongside.
  • Learn how to identify and manage symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) such as sweating, rapid heartbeat, weakness, blurry vision, and headache, and teach your family as well.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
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Diacon Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Diacon Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action in an unpredictable way
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Diacon 5mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Diacon 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Monitoring of the breastfed infant's blood glucose is advisable during maternal therapy with Diacon 5mg Tablet
Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Diacon 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Diacon 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
These patients can experience very low blood sugar levels with this medicine, which may take a long time to come back to normal
Liver
Diacon 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Diacon 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Diacon Tablet?uses

You should skip a dose of Diacon 5mg Tablet , if a meal is skipped and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Diacon Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Glipizide

Q. Can you take glipizide with sulfa allergy?
You can take glipizide if you are not allergic to glipizide or drugs from the same class i.e. sulphonylureas, sulphonamides or to any ingredients of the glipizide table. Glipizide is not contraindicated in patient with sulfa allergy.
Q. Can you take glipizide with or without metformin?
You can take glipizide with or without metformin. However, always follow doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Can I take glipizide with insulin?
Diacon, when used with insulin, can help to control high blood sugar levels. Taking them together can help to lower the dose of insulin but there could also be an increased risk of hypoglycemia. Dose of these medicines may need to be adjusted along with regular blood sugar level monitoring.
Q. Can I take glipizide with levothyroxine?
When levothyroxine is taken with glipizide, it may compromise the blood sugar controlling effect of glipizide. However, levothyroxine and glipizide can be taken together at a dose and schedule advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take glipizide with paracetamol (Tylenol)?
Glipizide and paracetamol have no known adverse drug interactions and can be taken together. However, always follow doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Can I take glipizide with ibuprofen?
Concomitant administration of glipizide with ibuprofen may cause excessive lowering of the blood sugar level (hypoglycemia). Ibuprofen can be taken with glipizide if indicated provided that you follow the advice of the doctor regarding the dose and schedule of use of drugs.
Q. Does Diacon cause weight gain?
Yes, Diacon can cause weight gain. It is advisable to closely monitor your diet and do regular exercise while taking this medicine. Avoid skipping your meal as it can cause very low blood sugar levels and you may end up snacking or taking a lot of sugars.
Q. Is Diacon a Thiazolidinedione?
No, Diacon is not a Thiazolidinedione, it is a sulfonylurea. However, both are antidiabetic medicines but belong to a different group of medicines.
Q. Is Diacon useful in the management of gestational diabetes?
Diacon is not advised to be used for the management of gestational diabetes. Use of Insulin is advised during pregnancy to control the blood glucose levels.
Q. Can I skip Diacon for few days?
No, Diacon should not be skipped, as it can make your diabetes worse. If, you miss the dose by mistake, take it as soon as you remember.

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Taking Diacon with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Diacon with Trimethoprim
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Trimethoprim: Tmp
Diacon with Bisoprolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Bisoprolol: Biselect, Concor, Trubis, Zabesta, Concor COR, Bisoheart, Bisokem, Bisocar, Bisveda, Bis OD, Corbis
Diacon with Triamcinolone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Triamcinolone: Trilon, Stancort, Tricort, Triroid, Acort, Pericort, Comcort, Vetalog, Bonacort, Triject, D Cort, Retilone, Cortim, Lupicort
Diacon with Loteprednol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Loteprednol: Lotepred LS, Lotesol, Lotel, Lotechek, Lotepred, Prednol LS, Lotenase, Loptica
Diacon with Rasagiline
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar, Rasagin
Diacon with Leflunomide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Leflunomide: Lefumide, Cleft, Lefno, Lefra, Arava, Lefrhum, Rumalef, Lefron, DM Lef
Diacon with Sotalol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sotalol: Sotalar, Solet
Diacon with Cholestyramine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cholestyramine: Choltran
Diacon with Labetalol
SERIOUS
Diacon with Dapoxetine
SERIOUS
Diacon with Octreotide acetate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Octreotide acetate: Octotide, Octride, Sandostatin LAR, Octate, Varioct, Actide, Otide, Ferotide, Sandostatin, Neoctide, Varitide, Okeron
Diacon with Celiprolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Celiprolol: Celipress
Diacon with Citalopram
SERIOUS
Diacon with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Diacon with Pindolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pindolol: Visken
Diacon with Pancreatin
SERIOUS
Diacon with Beclometasone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Beclometasone: Beclate
Diacon with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Monocin, Rifacept, R-Cin, Montomycin, Cavidin, Rimactane, Rimpacin, Exact
Diacon with Triamterene
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Triamterene: Trymax
Diacon with Tricholine Citrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tricholine Citrate: Trichodol
Diacon with Ketoconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ketoconazole: Hyporal, Hyphoral, Kanazole, Lirotek, Denon, Triket
Diacon with Eplerenone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Eplerenone: Planep, Eptus, Epleran, Exinia, Eplinice
Diacon with Chlorthalidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorthalidone: Thiovas, Chlorfid, Lupiclor, Klorzid, Clovet, Thaloric, Thiaklor, Zione, Thalizide
Diacon with Spironolactone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Spironolactone: Aldactone, Spilactone
Diacon with Gemfibrozil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gemfibrozil: Lopid, Regulipid
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nicotinic acid / Niacin: Nicoglow
Diacon with Betaxolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Betaxolol: Glucoptic, BEXOL (JAWA), Iobet, Optipres
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