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Precose Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Precose is an oral medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. It works by slowing the body's digestion of carbohydrates. You may be taken alone or in combination with certain other diabetes medications such as Diabinese, Micronase, Glucophage, and Insulin.

Precose Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose of Precose is 25 milligrams 3 times a day and you should be taken with the first bite of each main meal.
  • Safety and effectiveness of Precose in children have not been established.

Uses of Precose

  • It is used to treat type 2 diabetes.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Precose

Before taken Precose medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Precose. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas

Warnings and precautions before taking Precose:

  • While you are taking Precose, then you should check your blood and urine periodically for the presence of abnormal sugar levels.
  • If you have well-controlled diabetes, then it may find that stress such as injury, surgery, or fever results in a loss of control over their blood sugar. If this happens, then you should tell your doctor and you should be stop taking this medication.
  • When you will used it alone, then it does not cause hypoglycemia, but when you take it in combination with other medications such as Diabinese or Glucotrol, or with insulin, then your blood sugar may fall too low.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Precose with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Precose with the following:

  • Airway-opening drugs such as Proventil
  • Charcoal tablets
  • Digoxin
  • Estrogens such as Premarin
  • Isoniazid
  • Major tranquilizers
  • Phenytoin
  • Steroid medications
  • Thyroid medications
  • Water pills
Overdose

After taken Precose if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. An overdose of Precose alone will not cause low blood sugar. However, it may cause a temporary increase in gas, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort.


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