FAQs ABOUT GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET
What is GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET used for?
GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET 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 GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET?
Take GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET 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 GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET?
You need to take GLYCOTROL 80 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
Can I stop taking GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET without consulting your doctor?
No. You should not stop taking GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET without consulting your doctor because it may lead to reversal of symptoms. If you feel better after using GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET, consult your doctor for advice. Your doctor might would reduce the dose gradually before discontinuation of therapy.
Will taking a higher dose of GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET be more effective?
No, taking a higher dose of GLYCOTROL 80 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.
What to do if I forget to take a dose of GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET?
If you forget to take a dose of GLYCOTROL 80 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 GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET to compensate a missed dose, as it could lead to toxicity.
What precautions do I need to follow while taking GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET?
Before taking GLYCOTROL 80 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. GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET is not suitable for use in patients with type I diabetes mellitus. Consult your doctor before taking GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. During therapy with GLYCOTROL 80 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.
Can I take medication for high blood pressure along with GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET?
No. It is not advisable to take medicines to control blood pressure while taking GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET without consulting your doctor. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking any antihypertensive such as beta blockers (Ex. atenolol, propranolol) along with GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET as they have known interactions with GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET.
What should I do if I experience low blood sugar after taking GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET?
Low blood sugar is a common side effect of taking GLYCOTROL 80 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.
Can GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET cause dizziness?
Yes. Dizziness is a common side effect of using GLYCOTROL 80 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 GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET.
Can GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET be taken with insulin?
Co-administration of GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET with insulin is considered risky as they are increased chances of hypoglycemia (decreased blood sugar levels). Consult your doctor before taking it.
Can GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET be used in pregnant women?
No. GLYCOTROL 80 TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before taking.