FAQs ABOUT GLYCIGON 80MG
What is GLYCIGON 80MG used for?
GLYCIGON 80MG is an antidiabetic medicine used to treat Type II diabetes mellitus when diet, exercise and lifestyle changes alone does not result in adequate response.
How and when to take GLYCIGON 80MG?
Take GLYCIGON 80MG before meals or as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not cursh 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.
How long should I take GLYCIGON 80MG?
You need to take GLYCIGON 80MG 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.
Can I stop taking GLYCIGON 80MG without consulting your doctor?
No. You should not stop taking GLYCIGON 80MG without consulting your doctor because it may lead to reversal of symptoms. If you feel better after using GLYCIGON 80MG, consult your doctor for advice. Your doctor might reduce the dose gradually before discontinuation of therapy.
Will taking a higher dose of GLYCIGON 80MG be more effective?
No, taking a higher dose of GLYCIGON 80MG 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.
What to do if I forget to take a dose of GLYCIGON 80MG?
If you forget to take a dose of GLYCIGON 80MG, 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 GLYCIGON 80MG to compensate a missed dose, as it could lead to toxicity.
What precautions do I need to follow while taking GLYCIGON 80MG?
Before taking GLYCIGON 80MG, 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. GLYCIGON 80MG is not suitable for use in patients with type I diabetes mellitus. Consult your doctor before taking GLYCIGON 80MG if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. During therapy with GLYCIGON 80MG, 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 GLYCIGON 80MG?
No. It is not advisable to take medicines to control blood pressure while taking GLYCIGON 80MG without consulting your doctor. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking any antihypertensive such as beta blockers (Ex. atenolol, propranolol) along with GLYCIGON 80MG as they have known interactions with GLYCIGON 80MG.
What should I do if I experience low blood sugar after taking GLYCIGON 80MG?
Low blood sugar is a common side effect of taking GLYCIGON 80MG. 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.
Can GLYCIGON 80MG cause dizziness?
Yes. Dizziness is a common side effect of using GLYCIGON 80MG. 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 GLYCIGON 80MG.
Can GLYCIGON 80MG be taken with insulin?
Co-administration of GLYCIGON 80MG with insulin is considered risky as they are increased chances of hypoglycemia (decreased blood sugar levels). Consult your doctor before taking it.
Can GLYCIGON 80MG be used in pregnant women?
No. GLYCIGON 80MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before taking.