Precose
DESCRIPTION

Precose is a medication used by individuals with type 2 diabetes. This medication is most effective when it is combined with a proper diet and exercise program.

How it works

This medication works by slowly breaking down the carbs in your food to sugar. This way, your blood sugar levels will not rise significantly after you have a meal.

Uses

Precose is mainly used to treat type 2 diabetes. Keeping high blood sugar in check enables the medication to prevent a number of conditions such as blindness, kidney damage and loss of limbs. This medication can also be used alongside other diabetic medications.

Dosage

This medication is generally taken 3 times a day at the beginning of the treatment. You must consume each dose after your meal, by mouth. The dosage will be based on a number of factors such as your medical condition, weight and response to the treatment. The dosage and schedule must only be determined by a qualified physician.

Once your body begins to adjust to the medication, your physician might gradually increase the dose. You must not attempt to increase the dose on your own.

Increasing the doses will not enhance the effectiveness of the drug. On the contrary, it can make your condition worse. It can also make you more susceptible to certain side effects. It is not safe for you to take more than 300mg of Precose per day. Therefore, stick to the prescription provided by your physician.

In order to benefit from this medication, you need to take it regularly. So, make sure to consume this medication at the same time every day. This way, you will not accidently forget your dose. Furthermore, it is important to note that this medication will not be effective unless you pair it with a proper diet plan and exercise program.

Side effects

You might experience side effects such as diarrhea, gas, upset stomach and constipation during the first few weeks of the treatment. These will eventually go away after a while. However, if they continue to persist, inform your physician.

During the course of the treatment, you are also likely to experience some severe side effects such as:

Unusual tiredness
Persistent nausea
Severe stomach pain
Rectal bleeding
Yellowing of skin/eyes
Dark urine

At the event of such implications, you need to seek for medical help as soon as possible.

Precautions

Make sure to adhere to the following precautionary methods during the treatment period to ensure your own safety.

Inform your physician if you are allergic to any of the ingredients used in the medication.
Inform your healthcare provider if you are previously suffered from a liver disease, kidney disease or bowel problems.
You may experience blurred vision and dizziness due to low blood sugar levels. Therefore, do not drive or operate machinery after taking your dose.

Self-care

Even though it is safe to consume this drug during the period of pregnancy, you need to be careful with the doses. Do not consume more Precose than you have been prescribed.

It is not known whether this drug can be passed onto infants via breast milk. In this case, it is best to discuss the matter with your physician.

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