FAQs ABOUT DUOTROL
Does DUOTROL cause weight gain?
Yes. DUOTROL 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 DUOTROL?
You must take DUOTROL as advised by your physician. Try to take DUOTROL preferably after meals. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.
Can DUOTROL be taken with insulin?
Consult your doctor before taking DUOTROL along with insulin, as it may increase the chances of hypoglycemia (decreased blood sugar levels).
How much DUOTROL should I take?
DUOTROL 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 DUOTROL?
Low blood sugar is a common side effect of taking DUOTROL. 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 DUOTROL cause dizziness?
Yes. Dizziness is a common side effect of using DUOTROL. 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 DUOTROL.
What are the side effects of DUOTROL?
One of the most common side effects of taking DUOTROL 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 DUOTROL 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 DUOTROL?
Before taking DUOTROL, 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. DUOTROL is not suitable for use in patients with type I diabetes mellitus. Consult your doctor before taking DUOTROL if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. During therapy with DUOTROL, 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 DUOTROL?
Consult your doctor before taking any medicines to control blood pressure while taking DUOTROL.
What DUOTROL does to your body?
DUOTROL 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 DUOTROL?
DUOTROL is used in adults to treat type II diabetes mellitus along with diet and exercise.