FAQs ABOUT BIMODE M
Q: What is BIMODE M used for?
A: BIMODE M is an antidiabetic medicine used to treat Type II diabetes mellitus when diet, exercise and treatment with single agents does not result in adequate response.
Q: How and when to take BIMODE M?
A: Take BIMODE M preferably 30 minutes before meals or as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not cursh or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Q: How long should I take BIMODE M?
A: You need to take BIMODE M as long as your doctor or physician prescribes you the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Q: What is the best time to take BIMODE M?
A: BIMODE M must be taken just before meals to avoid gastrointestinal side effects.
Q: What to do if I forgot to take a dose of BIMODE M?
A: If you forgot to take a dose of BIMODE M, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of BIMODE M, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of BIMODE M to compensate the missed ones.
Q: Can I stop taking BIMODE M without consulting your doctor?
A: No. You should not stop taking BIMODE M without consulting your doctor because it may lead to reversal of symptoms. If you feel better after using BIMODE M, consult your doctor for advice.
Q: Will taking a higher dose of BIMODE M be more effective?
A: No, taking a higher dose of BIMODE M will not be effective rather it can lead to toxicity. Always take the dose prescribed by your doctor. If the prescribed dose is not effective for you, consult your doctor for advice. Your doctor might increase the dose or suggest an alternative therapy.
Q: Can I take medication for high blood pressure along with BIMODE M?
A: It is not advisable to take medicines to control blood pressure while taking BIMODE M without consulting your doctor, as they have known interactions with BIMODE M.
Q: How to manage the side effects of BIMODE M?
A: Low blood sugar is a common side effect of taking BIMODE M. Try to have sugar rich food items such as fruit juice, glucose tablets or gel, soft drinks, honey or sugary candy. Check your blood sugar after 10 minutes. If not gained optimum level, take another sugary snack, or drink, and check the blood sugar levels once again. If your condition did not improve, consult your doctor immediately.
Q: Can BIMODE M be taken with insulin?
A: Co-administration of BIMODE M with insulin is considered risky as they can increase the chances of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Q: Can BIMODE M be used in pregnant women?
A: BIMODE M is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before taking it.
Q: What are the side effects of taking BIMODE M?
A: The most common side effects of taking BIMODE M are low blood sugar levels, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach upset and changes in taste. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
Q: Can BIMODE M cause dizziness?
A: Yes. Dizziness is a common side effect of using BIMODE M. In case you experience dizziness, lie down until it passes, then get up slowly and carefully. Get adequate rest. Drink plenty of water and other fluids. Avoid coffee, cigarettes, and alcohol. Do not drive or use machinery to avoid accidents. Consult your doctor if you experience dizziness continuously for a long time after taking BIMODE M.
Q: What precautions do I need to follow while taking BIMODE M?
A: Before taking BIMODE M inform your doctor if you have any liver, kidney or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have any severe systemic infections or are severely dehydrated due to excessive vomiting or diarrhea recently. Along with the therapy, follow the diet and lifestyle changes advised by your doctor to achieve better results. Consult your doctor before taking BIMODE M if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.