Prandin
DESCRIPTION

Prandin is used to control high blood sugar among individuals with type 2 diabetes. It can be used alone or with a combination of other diabetic medications.

How it works

This medication works by influencing the body to increase insulin production. Insulin is a substance in the body which allows the body to properly make use of sugar.

Uses

The primary use of Prandin is its ability to control high blood sugar among individuals with type 2 diabetes. By controlling high blood sugar, the drug is able to prevent kidney damage, nerve problems and sexual function problems.

Dosage

This medication is generally taken 2-4 times a day on a daily basis. You must take this drug 15 minutes before each meal. It is also possible for you to consume the medication just before you have your meal. Do not consume this medication if you have skipped a meal or if your blood sugar level is low.

The dosage must be determined by your physician according to your medical condition and response to the drug. If you are changing to this drug after using any other anti-diabetic medication, make sure to follow your physician’s instructions carefully.

You must consume this medication on a regular basis in order to experience its best benefits. Do not accidently skip or miss your doses. Always keep an eye on your blood sugar levels by doing regular tests.

You need to follow a proper diet and exercise regularly while adhering to the treatment plan. If you are making any changes to the treatment plan, consult with your physician first.

Side effects

During the treatment period, you are likely to experience joint pains, diarrhea and weight gain. These symptoms will disappear with a day or two.

This medication can lead to low blood sugar, especially if you are consuming other diabetic medication. In this case, look out for the following symptoms.

Weakness
Headaches
Fainting
Dizziness
Drowsiness
Tremors
Fast heartbeat
Cold sweat

At the event of such side effects, do not hesitate to contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Precautions

The following precautionary methods must be followed to ensure your personal safety during the treatment period.

Brief your physician if you have any allergies.
Inform your doctor if you have suffered from a liver or kidney diseases in the past.
Do not engage in any activity that requires alertness or clear vision.
Do not consume alcohol since it can increase your likelihood to develop low blood sugar level.
Remain calm and avoid stress since it can be difficult to handle blood sugar level when the body is stressed.
Do not make any alterations to the dosage or dose schedule without consulting your healthcare provider.

Self-care

Pregnancy can cause or worsen your diabetes. If you are planning to take this medication during the period of pregnancy, discuss the matter with your physician first.

It is not known what kind of effect Prandin has on an infant. It also remains unknown whether this medication can be passed onto infants via breast milk. In this case, if you wish to breastfeed your baby while consuming Prandin, consult your physician first.

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