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.
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