FAQs ABOUT BEN
Does BEN cause weight gain?
Yes. BEN 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 it bothers you, consult your doctor.
How to take BEN?
You must take BEN as advised by your physician. Try to take BEN preferably after meals. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.
Can BEN be taken with insulin?
Consult your doctor before taking BEN along with insulin, as it may increase the chances of hypoglycemia (decreased blood sugar levels).
How much BEN should I take?
BEN should be used only under medical supervision. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body condition and severity of the disease condition.
What should I do if I experience low blood sugar after taking BEN?
Low blood sugar is a common side effect of taking BEN. Try to have sugar rich food items such as fruit juice, glucose tablets or gel, soft drinks, honey, or sugary candy. If you cannot any improvement in your condition or if your condition worsen, contact your doctor.
Can BEN cause dizziness?
Yes. Dizziness is a common side effect of using BEN. 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 smoking and consumption of alcohol. Do not drive or use machinery to avoid accidents. Consult your doctor if you experience dizziness continuously for a long time after taking BEN.
What are the side effects of BEN?
One of the most common side effects of taking BEN is hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels). To treat this, you can snack on foods rich in sugars such as biscuits, candies etc. Other common side effects of taking BEN are headache, dizziness, nausea, weight gain and changes in taste. Contact your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
What precautions do I need to follow while taking BEN?
Before taking BEN, inform your doctor if you have any liver, kidney or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have hormonal problems or if you are malnourished. BEN is not suitable for use in patients with type I diabetes mellitus. Consult your doctor before taking BEN if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. During therapy with BEN, follow the diet and lifestyle changes instructed by your doctor. Always carry a sugary snack (such as biscuits, glucose drinks or sweet candies) along with you as a precaution and have them immediately if you experience any signs of hypoglycemia.
Can I take medication for high blood pressure along with BEN?
Consult your doctor before taking any medicines to control blood pressure while taking BEN.
What BEN does to your body?
BEN effectively controls blood sugar levels in patients with type II diabetes mellitus. It reduces blood glucose levels by increasing the amount of insulin secreted by the pancreas and by blocking the amount of glucose produced by the liver. It also reduces the absorption of glucose in the intestines and allows the body to make better use of insulin.
What is the use of BEN?
BEN is used in adults to treat type II diabetes mellitus along with diet and exercise.