Micronase is taken by people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes together with exercises and healthy diets to control their blood sugar levels effectively. Sometimes, it’s prescribed with other diabetes meds. Patients need to control their blood sugar to prevent such serious conditions as:
Nerve problems and blindness;
Kidney damage and loss of limbs;
Sexual function complications.
Effective control of diabetes also reduces the risk of heart problems, such as strokes and heart attacks. Micronase belongs to a group of meds called sulfonylureas, and it works by lowering blood sugar levels by forcing the release of natural insulin in the human body.
How to Take Micronase Correctly
This medication is available in different types of pills, and they contain different amounts of its active ingredient. It’s not allowed to switch between different forms unless doctors advise that. Take Micronase orally with your first meal or breakfast, once a day. Regular dose is based on your response and health condition. It’s advisable to start with lower doses to avoid possible risk of side effects.
Mild and Severe Side Effects
There are certain adverse reactions caused by the use of Micronase, but they are rare:
Heartburn and nausea;
Sudden weight gain and stomach fullness.
If any of them get worse, report them to your physician immediately. Severe side effects are very rare, but they all require medical attention, including:
Easy bruising and bleeding;
Yellow eyes and skin;
Unusual tiredness and dark urine;
Fever and persistent sore throat;
Stomach pain and seizures;
Swelling of feet and hands;
Unusual weight gain and allergic reactions;
Mood and mental changes.
The intake of Micronase may case hypoglycemia or low blood sugar levels. You have this condition if you experience such symptoms as hunger, shaking, fast heartbeat, sudden sweating, dizziness, blurred vision and tingling of feet or hands. The main signs of hyperglycemia or high blood sugar levels include increased urination, confusion, thirst, flushing, drowsiness and some others. Inform doctors about any of these side effects immediately.
Important Micronase Precautions
Before you start this treatment, tell doctors if you have any allergic reactions or other serious health conditions, such as liver and kidney problems, thyroid disease, electrolyte imbalance, nervous system disorders, specific hormonal conditions, etc. You may have drowsiness, dizziness and blurred vision when using Micronase, so you should avoid driving and performing other tasks that require your full attention. Avoid drinking alcohol, because it increases side effects and may cause serious reactions. Avoid tanning booths and sunlight, because this medicine increases sun sensitivity.
Finally, don’t take Micronase with such medications as bosentan, beta blockers and some others because of possible drug interactions that can be dangerous.