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Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet

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Product introduction

Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. It belongs to a group of medicines called sulfonylureas and helps control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. This helps to prevent serious complications of diabetes like kidney damage and blindness.

Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet may be prescribed alone or along with other medicines. It should be taken with food. Take it regularly at the same time each day to get the most benefit. Your doctor will decide what dose is best for you and this may change from time to time according to how it works.

Keep taking this medicine, even if you feel well or your blood sugar levels are controlled. If you stop it without consulting your doctor, your blood sugar levels could rise and put you at risk of kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Remember that it is only part of a treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes.

The most common side effects of taking this medicine include indigestion and stomach upsets. It can also cause low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia). Make sure you recognize the signs of having low blood glucose levels, such as sweating, dizziness, headache, and shaking, and know how to deal with it. To prevent this, it's important to have regular meals and always carry a fast-acting source of glucose such as sugary food or fruit juice with you. Drinking alcohol can also increase your risk of low blood sugar levels and should be avoided. Some people may find that they put on weight with this medicine.

You should not take it if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, if you have diabetic ketoacidosis (high levels of acid in your blood), or if you have severe kidney or liver disease. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart disease, thyroid disease, or some hormonal conditions. It may not be suitable. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your blood sugar levels should be checked regularly and your doctor may also advise blood tests to monitor your blood cell counts and liver function.

Benefits of Diamicron Tablet

In Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet works by increasing the amount of insulin your body produces (in the pancreas). The insulin then works to lower your blood glucose level. It is usually taken once a day. You should keep taking it for as long as it is prescribed.

Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control the level you will reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life.

Side effects of Diamicron Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Diamicron

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
  • Weight gain
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

How to use Diamicron 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. Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Diamicron Tablet works

is an antidiabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood sugar levels.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
UNSAFE
Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet is recommended.
However, the drug is contraindicated in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Diamicron Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Take it shortly before or with the first main meal of the day (usually breakfast). Avoid skipping meals.
  • Be careful while driving or operating machinery until you know how Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet affects you.
  • It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal.
  • Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemic symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor and anxiety.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms, such as abdominal pain, loss of appetite, or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Second-generation sulfonylurea derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI DIABETIC
Action Class
Sulfonylureas (Insulin Secretogogues)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Diamicron with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. What is the best time to take Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet?

Take Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet before meals or exactly as instructed by your doctor. There is evidence stating that Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet works best at controlling post meal high blood sugar levels when taken 30 minutes before breakfast. So, if you are supposed to take it once daily, take it in the morning before breakfast with a glass of water.

Q. Is Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet the same as metformin?

No, Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet is not the same as metformin. Although both these oral medicines are used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, the way they work to reduce the sugar levels are different. While Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet acts by increasing the secretion of insulin by the pancreas, metformin acts by improving the functioning and effectiveness of the insulin already available in the body.

Q. Can you take metformin and Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet at the same time?

Yes, Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet and metformin can be taken at the same time but only if prescribed by the doctor. Your doctor may have prescribed taking the two together to control your uncontrolled sugar levels. However, taking the two together may cause low blood sugar which may also occur if you delay or miss a meal, exercise more than usual or take it with insulin. Follow the instructions given by your doctor strictly to avoid such complications.

Q. Is Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet bad for kidneys?

No, Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet is not harmful if your kidney function is normal. Any previous case of kidney problem should be informed to the doctor, so that the use of Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet can be assessed. This is done in order to analyze whether Diamicron MR 60mg Tablet can be given or not because it is principally excreted by the kidney. If you have kidney problems you will be started at a lower dose.

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Country of origin: India

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