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Diamicron Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Diamicron Tablet

Diamicron 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 Tablet may be used by itself 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 is working.

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 nausea, headache, and dizziness. It can also sometimes 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.

Uses of Diamicron Tablet

Diamicron Tablet side effects

Common
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level)
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • 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 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.

Diamicron Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Diamicron Tablet Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action in an unpredictable way
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Diamicron 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Diamicron Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Diamicron Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Diamicron Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Diamicron 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
CAUTION
Diamicron Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Diamicron Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Diamicron Tablet?

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

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Expert Advice

  • 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 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).

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Diamicron

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I have type 2 diabetes for last 20 years and consulting Bangkok hospital for my medicines. I am on Insulin 30 HM mixtard 20 and 14 units in morning and evening with 1gm Glycomet SR OD. My doctor recently prescribed Diamicron MR 30mg before breakfast in addition to above medicines. I am visiting India in Feb last week, please suggest and deliver Diamicron 30mg for 6 months doses.
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
U can book online on UR adress
Sir/madam Diabetes type--Type-2 Diabetes Im taking 1 tablet in morning after TIFFIN. Tablet--GLYCOMET-GP2 FORTE. This 1 tablet sufficient as my Diabetes checkup results.& My liver Mildly enlarged this is my problem so pls expalin only 1 Tablet wii effect on any parts of my body Pls ExplainFBS-170 PPBS-190
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Need to examine and priscribe medicine for you.Without examine , can't priscribe any medicine in your case.so plz consult doctor near by or can visit our clinic
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FAQs

Q. What is the best time to take Diamicron?

Take Diamicron before meals or exactly as instructed by your doctor. There are evidences stating that Diamicron 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 the same as metformin?

No, Diamicron 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 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 at the same time?

Yes, Diamicron 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 bad for kidneys?

No, Diamicron 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 can be assessed. This is done in order to analyze whether Diamicron can be given or not because it is principally excreted by the kidney. If you have kidney problems you will be started at lower dose.

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