FAQs ABOUT GLUCONORM SR 500MG
What does GLUCONORM SR 500MG do exactly?
In type 2 diabetes, your body will not be able to make sufficient insulin or respond normally to the insulin made by your body. GLUCONORM SR 500MG acts by decreasing glucose production from the liver and decreases absorption of glucose from the intestine after taking food while improving the sensitivity of the body organs and muscles towards insulin.
Can GLUCONORM SR 500MG make you sleepy?
GLUCONORM SR 500MG is usually well tolerated and does not cause sleepiness. But rarely, it causes sleep disorders and insomnia.
How to take GLUCONORM SR 500MG?
Take GLUCONORM SR 500MG with meal or after a meal. Do not crush or chew the medicine and swallow it with a glass of water. Always take as prescribed by your doctor.
Can GLUCONORM SR 500MG cause low blood sugar levels? How to know its symptoms?
No, GLUCONORM SR 500MG when used alone does not cause low blood sugar levels, when used in combination with other diabetic drugs or insulin may cause low blood sugar levels. Symptoms include increased sweating, visual disturbances, fast heartbeat, dizziness.
Can I take GLUCONORM SR 500MG with alcohol?
No, taking GLUCONORM SR 500MG with alcohol may alter your blood sugar levels and can cause serious side effects like lactic acidosis (excess build up of lactic acid in the blood). This medical condition should be treated only at the hospital. Usually, your doctor may warn about the symptoms of lactic acidosis.