Micronase lowers the blood sugar level in the body. Its main component is glyburide. It belongs to the sulfonylurea class of drugs.
Micronase is used to control elevated blood sugar levels in individuals with type-2 diabetes. This medication works by causing the body to release its insulin to counteract the effects of a high blood sugar level.
Maintaining a stable blood sugar level prevents a lot of dangerous ailments. These include loss of vision, sexual dysfunction, kidney problems, damage to nerves, and even the loss of limbs. Having a balanced blood sugar level also lowers the prevalence of strokes and heart attacks.
The effects of Micronase are augmented with a healthy diet and proper exercise.
Always follow the prescription that your doctor has provided you with. Do not take Micronase in higher or lower dosages than you have been instructed.
This medication should be taken orally.
The recommended dose for this medication is between 2.5 mg to 5 mg a day. This dosage should be taken with the first meal of the day.
For individuals who are sensitive to hypoglycemic drugs, the recommended dosage is 1.25 mg daily. This should also be taken with a meal.
If you have been prescribed the medication colesevelam, take Micronase at least four hours before the other drug.
If you miss a dose of Micronase, take it as soon as you remember. If your next scheduled dose is due soon, however, skip the missed dose. Do not take two doses together.
An overdose of Micronase may cause severe hypoglycemia. In the case of an overdose contact your medical emergency services.
The less common side effects associated with Micronase are:
Irritation of the skin
Inflammation of the face
Discomfort in the chest
Rare side effects experienced with this medications are:
Discomfort in the abdomen
Changes in bowel movements
Changes in appetite
Discoloration of urine
Presence of blood in vomit
Irritation of the skin
Yellowing of skin and eyes
Inform your physician if you are pregnant or are about to begin breastfeeding.
Do not take this medication with bonestan as it may increase the prevalence of liver disease. The efficiency of both these medications may also be greatly reduced if they are taken together.
Do not take Micronase with beta-blockers. This increases the risk of low blood sugar. It will also be more difficult to diagnose the symptoms of low blood sugar if these two drugs are mixed.
Other medications may also increase the occurrence of low blood sugar when taken with Micronase. These drugs include ACE inhibitors, blood thinners, certain antifungals, MAO inhibitors, NSAIDs, and Aspirin. This is not an exhaustive list of medications. Contact your physician to see what medications you should not take with Micronase.
There are certain medications that inhibit the effects of Micronase. These include birth control pills, decongestants, certain types of steroids, diuretics, isoniazid, and drugs prescribed for thyroid problems.
Do not take this medication with Gemfibrozil as it may affect the level of blood sugar in the bloodstream.
Do not take Micronase with cyclosporine as it may increase the presence of side effects.