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It is used to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. To control your diabetes, you must use this medicine regularly and follow a diet and exercise schedule. Checking and recording your blood sugar and urine ketone levels regularly is important. Use a blood sugar measuring device before you treat high or low blood sugar.

Always carry a quick- source of sugar with you in case you have symptoms of low blood sugar. Examples include hard sugar candy or glucose tablets. Make sure family members know that you can choke if you eat or drink when you develop serious symptoms of low blood sugar, such as seizures or unconsciousness. They must get medical help at once.

Wear a medical identification bracelet or chain to say you have diabetes, and carry a card that lists all your medications.

Many nonprescription cough and cold products contain sugar or alcohol. These can affect diabetes control or can alter the results of tests used to monitor blood sugar. Avoid alcohol. Avoid products that contain alcohol or sugar.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • changes in blood pressure
  • diarrhea
  • low blood sugar (ask your doctor or healthcare professional for a list of these symptoms)
  • nausea, vomiting
  • pain in the lower back
  • severe stomach pain
  • swelling of the ankles, feet, hands
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • heartburn
  • mild dizziness, weakness, or headaches
  • reduced appetite or a slight weight loss

               
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