Dianorm Od 60mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
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Dianorm Od 60mg Tab 10'S is utilised for controlling diabetes mellitus effectively. The generic name of Dianorm Od 60mg Tab 10'S is gliclazide.
Uses of Dianorm Od 60mg Tab 10'S
The medicine is used in control and treatment of type 2 diabetes, when the blood glucose levels cannot be treated or regulated by exercise and diet alone.
Contraindications of Dianorm Od 60mg Tab 10'S
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding women
- Type 1 diabetes
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
- Severe kidney or liver disorders
- Allergic reaction to this medicine or other sulfonylureas
Side effects of Dianorm Od 60mg Tab 10'S
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stomach pain
- Elevation of liver enzyme levels in the body
- Loss of appetite
- Clinical jaundice (rare side effect)
- Low blood glucose levels
- Rashes, redness and hives
Precautions and Warnings of Dianorm Od 60mg Tab 10'S
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
The medicine is not recommended to be used during pregnancy or if you have plans to conceive. If you are of child-bearing age and have been prescribed with this medicine, you should discuss effective contraceptive methods with the doctor prior to treatment.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
A safer alternative should be preferred, instead of this medicine, during breastfeeding as enough data on the safe and effective use of this medicine are not available. If it prescribed by the doctor, the infant should be monitored for the signs of low blood glucose (irritability, sleepiness, low body temperature, poor feeding and fits).
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
This medicine can lower the blood sugar levels which may cause drowsiness, confusion or fainting. A chocolate bar or juice should be kept handy if you are driving after the administration of this medicine. Also, do not drive if you feel unwell.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Alcohol should not be consumed during the prescribed duration of this medicine's treatment as it increases the risk of low blood sugar and can also cause liver damage.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have kidney or liver disorders
- You have allergic reactions to sulpha-containing medicines
- You have low blood sugar
Mode of Action of Dianorm Od 60mg Tab 10'S
How Does It Work?
The composition of Dianorm Od 60mg Tab 10'S increases the insulin secretion from the pancreas, which, then, lowers the blood sugar levels. Hence, the accumulation of glucose in blood reduces.
Directions for Use of Dianorm Od 60mg Tab 10'S
The dosage of Dianorm Od 60mg Tab 10'S must be taken in exact amounts as prescribed by the doctor. The tablet should be swallowed (not to be chewed or crushed) with water at breakfast, preferably at the same time everyday.
Interactions of Dianorm Od 60mg Tab 10'S
Interactions with other medicines
- Other medications for diabetes
- Sulphonamide antibiotics
- Blood thinners
- Aspirin, propranolol, rifampin, phenylbutazone, disopyramide, probenecid, clofibrate and cimetidine
- Water pills or diuretics
- Oral contraceptives
- Fluconazole (antifungal)
Interactions with food items
Interactions of this medicine with any of the food products are unknown. However, a proper diabetic diet (advised by a dietician) will provide prolonged benefits.
Other general Interactions
Individuals with type 1 diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis and severe kidney or liver diseases are suggested to go for alternative medicines for their relative conditions.
Storage and disposal of Dianorm Od 60mg Tab 10'S
The instructions mentioned on the label should be followed in the proper storage of this medicine. A container kept at ambient temperature (less than 24°C) far from light, moisture, heat and children's reach would be ideal for storage of this medicine. Effective waste management procedures advised should be adopted for the disposal of this medicine in the correct manner.
Dosage of Dianorm Od 60mg Tab 10'S
Overdose of Dianorm Od 60mg Tab 10'S can cause symptoms such as headache, sweating, shakiness, increased hunger, changes in vision, nervousness, tiredness, seizures and a loss of consciousness. The emergency department should be contacted immediately in case of an overdose of this medicine.
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose quickly as you recall its timing. It must be skipped if it is time for the next dose and the regular dosing schedule needs to be followed. Extra medicine to compensate for the missed dose should never be taken.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What are the ideal storage conditions for this medicine?
A: The tablets have to be kept at room temperature, devoid from sunlight, excessive heat and moisture for its better preservation. These tablets should also be far from children's grasp.
Q: What are the precautions that need to be taken while using this medicine?
A: This medicine may reduce the blood glucose levels, which can cause symptoms such as vomiting, sluggishness, sleepiness, restlessness, aggression, extreme hunger, headache, nausea, reduced alertness and reaction time, confusion, shakiness, dizziness. When these symptoms are experienced, sugar or sweet juice should be consumed immediately. Skipping or missing of meals, excessive exercise, certain medicines, extra (non-prescribed) doses of this medicine, alcohol consumption and fasting are all the factors that are associated with low glucose levels and should be avoided at any costs.
Q: What are the things to keep in mind during treatment with Dianorm Od 60mg Tab 10'S?
A: The medicine is known to elevated the skin's sensitivity to sunlight. Excessive sun exposure should be avoided during the treatment. Effective use of sunscreen and protective clothing are recommended when you are going outside. Do not skip meals or medicine. Regular check-up for blood glucose should be done. Check HbA1C levels for every six months.
Q: When and how should I use this medicine?
A: The tablet should be swallowed (never crushed or chewed) with water as a whole, preferably at the same time daily. Do not skip meals during the treatment period of this medicine. The tablet can be taken with breakfast daily.
Q: What are the dietary restrictions to be followed while using these tablets?
A: A diet suitable for diabetics (as recommended by a certified dietician) should be followed. Regular exercise for loss of weight should be done for best results.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 05:21 PM (IST)
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