Glycomet
DESCRIPTION

Glycomet is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. This medication is used by individuals with high blood sugar levels. This drug is also popularly known as metformin.

How it works

This drug works by restoring the amount of insulin that is naturally produced by your body. It also reduces the amount of sugar produced by your liver and the level of sugar absorbed by your intestines.

Uses

This medication is mainly used by individuals with type 2 diabetes to control high blood sugar levels. This enables the medication to prevent various health conditions such as blindness, nerve problems and sexual function problems. This medication can also reduce your likelihood to experience heart attacks and strokes.

Dosage

The dosage and dose schedule must only be determined by a physician. The doses will be determined according to your health condition and treatment response. You must not make any changes to the dosage without consulting your physician. Do not increase or decrease your dosage without speaking to your healthcare provider first.

This medication is taken once, on a daily basis, by mouth. You can take the dose after your evening meal. It is important for you to drink plenty of water unless your physician asks you to do otherwise. When consuming this medication, do not chew or crush it. Doing so will release the entire drug in your mouth at once and thereby will increase the risk of side effects.

Before you consume the medication, inform your pharmacist about all the medications that you are taking. This includes prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal supplements. Your physician might prescribe you a low dosage at first in order to reduce the risk of possible side effects.

You must take this medication on a regular basis in order to experience its best results. Therefore, do not accidently skip your doses. Setting a reminder or taking the medication at the same time every day will help you remember.

Side effects

During the course of the treatment, you are likely to experience common side effects such as diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, weakness and upset stomach. If these symptoms persist for more than a day or two, make sure to inform your physician.

Consuming this medication can also lead to low blood sugar levels. Symptoms of this condition include:

Hunger
Sweating
Shaking
Fast heartbeat
Blurred vision
Dizziness
Tingling of hands/feet

If you do experience these symptoms, you need to get immediate medical help.

Precautions

It is highly important for you to adhere to the following precautionary methods to ensure your safety.

Brief your physician about all the medications that you are currently taking.
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any of the ingredients used in this drug.
Do not drive or operate machinery since this medication can cause blurry vision.
Limit alcohol usage since it can increase the likelihood of developing low blood sugar levels.

Self-care

If you are planning to use this medication during the period of pregnancy, be careful with the dosage. Do not consume more Glycomet than necessary.

Since this medication can make certain changes in the menstrual cycle, it can increase your chances of getting pregnant. So, if you are using this medication, make sure to use proper birth control methods.

Since this drug only be passed through breast milk in small amounts, it is possible for you to nurse your infant during the treatment period.

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