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Prandin Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Prandin is used to reduce blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. A combination of Prandin and a second diabetes drug known as Glucophage can be used if either drug alone proves insufficient.

Prandin Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose ranges from 0.5 milligram to 4 milligrams.

Uses of Prandin

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

Side Effects of Prandin

Before taken Prandin 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 Prandin. Side effects may include:

  • Back pain
  • Chest pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Joint pain
  • Low blood sugar
  • Nasal inflammation
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Upper respiratory tract infection

Warnings and precautions before taking Prandin:

  • Too much Prandin can cause low blood sugar, sweating, and cold-clammy skin. If you develop these symptoms, then you should tell your doctor and you should stop taking this medication.
  • The problem is more likely to surface if you are elderly, debilitated, or malnourished, have liver problems, or suffer from poor adrenal or pituitary function.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Prandin 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 Prandin with the following:

  • Aspirin
  • Barbiturates such as the sedatives Seconal and Nembutal
  • Clarithromycin
  • Estrogens such as Premarin
  • Ketoconazole
  • Furosemide
  • Glucose lowering agents such as Glucotrol and Micronase
  • Isoniazid
  • Major tranquilizers such as Mellaril and Stelazine
  • Niacin
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Phenytoin
  • Probenecid

After taken Prandin if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Prandin overdose include:

  • Cold sweat
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Rapid heartbeat

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