FAQs ABOUT ASORIDE MP
Q: What is ASORIDE MP used for?
A: ASORIDE MP 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 ASORIDE MP?
A: Take ASORIDE MP preferably after meals or as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending on your age, body weight and disease condition.
Q: How long should I take ASORIDE MP?
A: You need to take ASORIDE MP 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 ASORIDE MP?
A: ASORIDE MP must be taken with meals to avoid gastrointestinal side effects.
Q: What to do if I forgot to take a dose of ASORIDE MP?
A: If you forgot to take a dose of ASORIDE MP, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of ASORIDE MP, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of ASORIDE MP to compensate the missed ones.
Q: Can I stop taking ASORIDE MP without consulting your doctor?
A: No. You should not stop taking ASORIDE MP without consulting your doctor because it may lead to reversal of symptoms. If you feel better after using ASORIDE MP, consult your doctor for advice.
Q: Will taking a higher dose of ASORIDE MP be more effective?
A: No, taking a higher dose of ASORIDE MP 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 ASORIDE MP?
A: It is not advisable to take medicines to control blood pressure while taking ASORIDE MP without consulting your doctor, as they have known interactions with ASORIDE MP.
Q: How to manage the side effects of ASORIDE MP?
A: Low blood sugar is a common side effect of taking ASORIDE MP. 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 ASORIDE MP be taken with insulin?
A: Co-administration of ASORIDE MP 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 ASORIDE MP be used in pregnant women?
A: ASORIDE MP is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before taking it.
Q: Does ASORIDE MP cause bone fractures?
A: ASORIDE MP may cause bone fractures in some individuals. Therefore, it is important for you to inform your doctor before taking ASORIDE MP if you have any bone problems or are at risk of developing any bone fractures (such as menopause).
Q: Does ASORIDE MP cause weight gain?
A: Yes. ASORIDE MP may cause weight gain in some individuals. To avoid this, follow a healthy diet and regular physical activity as advised by your physician. However, if you experience any weight gain due to swelling of body parts (such as in face, legs, or hands), consult your doctor immediately.
Q: What are the side effects of taking ASORIDE MP?
A: The most common side effects of taking ASORIDE MP are low blood sugar levels, nausea, stomach upset, constipation, sore throat, muscle pain, headache, dizziness and weight gain. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.