Micronase
DESCRIPTION

When used alongside a proper diet and exercise plan, Micronase is useful in controlling high blood pressure. This medication is mostly used by individuals with type 2 diabetes.

How it works

This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as sulfonylureas. These drugs work by influencing your body to release insulin, which is naturally produced by the body. This in turn enables the medication to reduce high blood sugar levels in the system.

Uses

Micronase is mainly used to treat type 2 diabetes by controlling high blood sugar levels. This way, it reduces your vulnerability towards conditions such as blindness and loss of limbs. This medication might also reduce your susceptibility towards heart attacks and strokes.

Dosage

The dosage and dose schedule will be determined by your physician. It will be based on your medical condition and the way in which you respond to the treatment. Since this medication is available in different forms of tablets, it is important to stick to one particular form. Otherwise, you will be taking different amounts of Micronase at different times.

Since this medication is generally taken only once a day, it is recommended to take this drug with breakfast, by mouth. If you have been prescribed to take the medication in a higher dose, you can take it in two doses.

Your physician might prescribe you a low dosage at first in order to reduce the risk of side effects. In this case, stick to the prescription provided by your healthcare provider. Do not attempt to make any changes to the dose schedule on your own.

If you wish to experience the best results of this medication, you need to take this drug as regularly as possible. Therefore, do not accidently skip or miss your doses.

Side effects

During the treatment period, you are likely to experience nausea, heartburn, weight gain and stomach fullness. These symptoms last for a day or two. However, if they do persist, make sure to get immediate medical help.

There is also a chance for you to experience some more severe side effects such as the following:

Stomach pain
Yellowing skin
Dizziness
Blurred vision
Hunger
Swelling of hands/feet
Signs of infection
Dark urine
Unusual tiredness

In the event of such side effects, do not hesitate to call your doctor as soon as possible.

Precautions

In order to reduce the occurrence of the above side effects, you need to follow the precautionary instructions mentioned below.

If you are allergic to any of the inactive ingredients in the medication, inform your physician beforehand.
If you have a history of liver or kidney disease, brief your healthcare provider.
Do not drive or operate machinery as this drug can cause blurry vision.
Reduce alcohol consumption since it can further lower your blood sugar levels.
Keep your body relaxed since it can be difficult to maintain blood sugar levels when your body is stressed.

Self-care

It is possible for you to continue the treatment even if you become pregnant. However, you must only use this drug when it is absolutely necessary.

Even though it is not known whether this medication can be passed to infants via breast milk, it has been found that similar drugs can.

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