DiaBeta

What is DiaBeta?

DiaBeta is an oral medication used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes).

Who can take it?

Adults with type 2 diabetes can take DiaBeta with their doctor's approval and supervision.

What dosage can I take and how should I take it?

The usual starting dose of DiaBeta is 2.5 to 5 mg daily, administered with breakfast or the first main meal.

How often should I take DiaBeta?

Once a day.

What are the possible side effects?

Possible side effects include neausea, heartburn, stomach fullness, and weight gain.

What should I tell my doctor before taking DiaBeta?

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, kidney disease, thyroid disease, certain hormonal conditions (adrenal/pituitary insufficiency, syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone-SIADH), electrolyte imbalance (hyponatremia), or autonomic neuropathy.

Compiled by Joe Guarneri, dLife contributing writer.

Last Modified Date: November 20, 2013

All content on dLife.com is created and reviewed in compliance with our editorial policy.
Sources
  1. Webmd, Diabeta. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-3773-Diabeta+Oral.aspx?drugid=3773&drugname=Diabeta+Oral. (Accessed 7/17/13).

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