FAQs ABOUT TRIOBIMET
Q: What is TRIOBIMET used for?
A: TRIOBIMET is an antidiabetic medicine used to treat Type II diabetes mellitus when diet, exercise and treatment with single agents does not result in adequate response.
Q: How and when to take TRIOBIMET?
A: Take TRIOBIMET preferably after 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 on your age, body weight and disease condition.
Q: How long should I take TRIOBIMET?
A: You need to take TRIOBIMET 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: What is the best time to take TRIOBIMET?
A: TRIOBIMET must be taken with meals to avoid gastrointestinal side effects.
Q: What to do if I forgot to take a dose of TRIOBIMET?
A: If you forgot to take a dose of TRIOBIMET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of TRIOBIMET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of TRIOBIMET to compensate the missed ones.
Q: Can I stop taking TRIOBIMET without consulting your doctor?
A: No. You should not stop taking TRIOBIMET without consulting your doctor because it may lead to reversal of symptoms. If you feel better after using TRIOBIMET, consult your doctor for advice.
Q: Will taking a higher dose of TRIOBIMET be more effective?
A: No, taking a higher dose of TRIOBIMET 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: Can I take medication for high blood pressure along with TRIOBIMET?
A: It is not advisable to take medicines to control blood pressure while taking TRIOBIMET without consulting your doctor, as they have known interactions with TRIOBIMET.
Q: How to manage the side effects of TRIOBIMET?
A: Low blood sugar is a common side effect of taking TRIOBIMET. 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 levels once again. If your condition did not improve, consult your doctor immediately.
Q: Can TRIOBIMET be taken with insulin?
A: Co-administration of TRIOBIMET with insulin is considered risky as they can increase the chances of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Q: Can TRIOBIMET be used in pregnant women?
A: TRIOBIMET is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before taking it.
Q: Does TRIOBIMET cause bone fractures?
A: TRIOBIMET may cause bone fractures in some individuals. Therefore, it is important for you to inform your doctor before taking TRIOBIMET if you have any bone problems or are at risk of developing any bone fractures (such as menopause).
Q: Does TRIOBIMET cause weight gain?
A: Yes. TRIOBIMET 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 you experience any weight gain due to swelling of body parts (such as in face, legs, or hands), consult your doctor immediately.
Q: What are the side effects of taking TRIOBIMET?
A: The most common side effects of taking TRIOBIMET are low blood sugar levels, nausea, stomach upset, constipation, sore throat, muscle pain, headache, dizziness and weight gain. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.