Novonorm starts working 30 minutes after it has been taken. After you take Novonorm, the insulin levels increase causing a decrease in the blood sugar levels. The effect usually lasts for 4 hours.
Q. Can I take alcohol while I am taking Novonorm?
No, you should avoid alcohol while taking Novonorm since alcohol interferes with the working of Novonorm. You may experience signs and symptoms of low blood sugar levels which include weakness, shakiness, cold sweat, cool pale skin, rapid heartbeat, tremors, extreme hunger, dizziness, headache and anxiety.
Q. Can Novonorm be taken with other antidiabetic drugs?
Yes, it can be taken with other antidiabetic drugs but according to your doctor’s advice. But since all these drugs lower blood sugar levels, regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is recommended.
Q. Can I continue to breastfeed while taking Novonorm?
No, you should not breastfeed your baby because if Novonorm passes in breast milk, your baby may experience low blood sugar levels which is harmful for your baby. Ask your doctor for advice.
Q. Do I need to stop clopidogrel if I am taking Novonorm?
You should inform your doctor and take his advice. If you cannot avoid using clopidogrel with Novonorm, take 0.5 mg Novonorm before each meal. The total daily dose should not be more than 4 mg. Monitor your blood sugar levels more frequently.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.