FAQs ABOUT DIABEND 40MG TABLET
Q: What is DIABEND 40MG TABLET used for?
A: DIABEND 40MG TABLET is an antidiabetic medicine used in the management of type II diabetes mellitus when diet, exercise and lifestyle changes alone does not result in adequate response.
Q: How and when to take DIABEND 40MG TABLET?
A: Take DIABEND 40MG TABLET before 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 upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Q: How long should I take DIABEND 40MG TABLET?
A: You need to take DIABEND 40MG TABLET 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: Can I stop taking DIABEND 40MG TABLET without consulting your doctor?
A: No. You should not stop taking DIABEND 40MG TABLET without consulting your doctor because it may lead to reversal of symptoms. If you feel better after using DIABEND 40MG TABLET, consult your doctor for advice. Your doctor might would reduce the dose gradually before discontinuation of therapy.
Q: Will taking a higher dose of DIABEND 40MG TABLET be more effective?
A: No, taking a higher dose of DIABEND 40MG TABLET 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: What to do if I forget to take a dose of DIABEND 40MG TABLET?
A: If you forget to take a dose of DIABEND 40MG TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one at regular times. Do not take a double dose of DIABEND 40MG TABLET to compensate a missed dose, as it could lead to toxicity.
Q: What precautions do I need to follow while taking DIABEND 40MG TABLET?
A: Before taking DIABEND 40MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you have any liver or kidney problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have hormonal problems, genetic problems (surgery in the gut) or if you are malnourished. DIABEND 40MG TABLET is not suitable for use in patients with type I diabetes mellitus. Consult your doctor before taking DIABEND 40MG TABLET if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. During therapy with DIABEND 40MG TABLET, 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.
Q: Can I take medication for high blood pressure along with DIABEND 40MG TABLET?
A: No. It is not advisable to take medicines to control blood pressure while taking DIABEND 40MG TABLET without consulting your doctor. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking any antihypertensive such as beta blockers (Ex. atenolol, propranolol) along with DIABEND 40MG TABLET as they have known interactions with DIABEND 40MG TABLET.
Q: What should I do if I experience low blood sugar after taking DIABEND 40MG TABLET?
A: Low blood sugar is a common side effect of taking DIABEND 40MG TABLET. 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 again. In case of persistent low blood sugar levels, consult your doctor immediately.
Q: Can DIABEND 40MG TABLET cause dizziness?
A: Yes. Dizziness is a common side effect of using DIABEND 40MG TABLET. 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 DIABEND 40MG TABLET.
Q: Can DIABEND 40MG TABLET be taken with insulin?
A: Co-administration of DIABEND 40MG TABLET with insulin is considered risky as they are increased chances of hypoglycemia (decreased blood sugar levels). Consult your doctor before taking it.
Q: Can DIABEND 40MG TABLET be used in pregnant women?
No. DIABEND 40MG TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before taking.