What is Glyset?
Glyset is an oral medication used along with a proper diet and exercise to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes). Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems.
Who can take it? Who can't?
Adults with type 2 diabetes can take Glyset with their doctor's approval and supervision. Those with diabetic ketoacidosis, intestine/bowel problems, or a history of kidney disease should avoid Glyset, or consult their doctor to learn more.
What dosage can I take and how should I take it?
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Glyset is taken by mouth, usually 3 times daily with the first bite of a meal, or as directed by your doctor.
How often should I take Glyset?
Three times a day. Your doctor might ask you to take the medicine less often at first.
When should I take Glyset?
With the first bite of a meal.
What are the possible side effects?
Side effects include diarrhea, gas, upset stomach, or stomach pain during the first few weeks of treatment.
What should I tell my doctor before taking Glyset?
Tell your doctor if you are taking activated charcoal, or drugs that help digestion. Also, tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may be using, especially pramlintide.
Compiled by Joe Guarneri, dLife contributing writer.
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