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||BRAND NAME : Diabinese
CHEMICAL CONTENTS: Chlorpropamide
Diabinese is an oral antidiabetic medication used to treat type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. Diabetes occurs when the body fails to produce enough insulin or is unable to use it properly. Insulin is believed to work by helping sugar penetrate the cell wall so it can be used by the cell.
There are two forms of diabetes: type 1 insulin-dependent and type 2 non-insulin-dependent. Type 1 usually requires insulin injection for life, while type 2 diabetes can usually be treated by dietary changes and oral antidiabetic medications such as Diabinese. Apparently, Diabinese controls diabetes by stimulating the pancreas to secrete more insulin. Occasionally, type 2 diabetics must take insulin injections on a temporary basis, especially during stressful periods or times of illness.
Adults : Usually, an initial daily dose of 250 mg is recommended for stable, middle-aged, non-insulin-dependent diabetics. After 5 to 7 days, your doctor may adjust this dosage in increments of 50 to 125 mg every 3 to 5 days to achieve the best benefit. People with mild diabetes may respond well to daily doses of 100 mg or less of Diabinese, while those with severe diabetes may require 500 mg daily. Maintenance doses above 750 mg are not recommended.
Diabinese Contraindications :
You should not take Diabinese if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it.
Do not take Diabinese if you are suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis (a life-threatening medical emergency caused by insufficient insulin and marked by excessive thirst, nausea, fatigue, pain below the breastbone, and a fruity breath).
Diabinese Side Effects:
Side effects from Diabinese are rare and seldom require discontinuation of the medication.
More common side effects include : Diarrhea, hunger, itching, loss of appetite, nausea, stomach upset, vomiting
An overdose of Diabinese can cause low blood sugar (see "What side effects may occur?" for symptoms).
Eating sugar or a sugar-based product will often correct the condition. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
Diabinese Missed dose:
Take Diabinese as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.
Store Diabinese at room temperature.
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