Micronase

What is Micronase?

Micronase is a diabetes medication used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes). It may also be used with other diabetes medications.

Who can take it?

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

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

The prescribed dosage can be either 1.25 mg, 2.5 mg, or 5 mg, taken orally.

How often should I take Micronase?

Once a day.

When should I take it?

With breakfast or the first main meal of the day.

What are the possible side effects?

Side effects may include nausea, stomach fullness, heartburn, or weight gain.

What should I tell my doctor before taking Micronase?

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), a certain nervous system problem (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. Micronase, WedMD. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-8068-Micronase+Oral.aspx?drugid=8068&drugname=Micronase+Oral. (Accessed 7/31/13).

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