What is Amadiab medicine for?
Amadiab is a diabetes drug that works to help control blood sugar in patients with type two diabetes. Treatment with Amadiab is not intended for patients with type one diabetes and diabetes ketoacidosis.
This drug is given if the diet program, physical exercise, and weight reduction can no longer help to control blood sugar levels. Even if this drug has been given, it does not mean that diabetic patients can be free from the obligation to maintain their diet and regular physical exercise. These activities must still be carried out.
An appropriate diet and physical exercise program coupled with Amadiab consumption can help diabetic patients avoid kidney damage, nerve problems, blindness, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper blood sugar control can also help diabetes reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Amadiab is a trademark of Glimepiride. This drug belongs to the sulfonylurea group which works to reduce blood sugar by encouraging the release of insulin produced by the pancreas. This drug also increases the body's sensitivity in responding to insulin.
Rules for using Amadiab
Read the instructions for use and follow the directions from your doctor on taking Amadiab. Amadiab is an oral medication that is taken by mouth with a little drinking water. Take this medicine along with food, once a day. Usually, these drugs are consumed to coincide with breakfast or the first meal of the day. Do not take this medicine if you are not yet going to eat.
To avoid the risk of side effects, your doctor may give a low dose at the beginning of treatment and increase it gradually depending on your body's response to the treatment given.
Tell your doctor if you are also taking other diabetes medications, such as chlorpropamide. Your doctor may make dose adjustments. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully about stopping old treatment and switching to Amadiab.
Do not change the dose or stop treatment even if you feel better without consulting a doctor. The dosage given has taken into consideration your health condition, your body's response to medication, and other products that you consume.
Take this medication regularly to get the expected results. To make it easier for you to remember, take this medicine at the same time every day along with the first meal of the day. If your condition does not improve, even worsening, contact your doctor immediately. Your doctor may make adjustments to the dose or change medication.
How to save Amadiab medicine
Store Amadiab at room temperature below 30 degrees Celsius. Avoid from places exposed to direct sunlight and heat. Do not store this medicine in a damp place, such as a bathroom or near a sink. Read the storage instructions printed on the medicine packaging. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
Do not flush these drugs in the toilet or throw them into the sewer unless instructed to do so. If it has expired or is no longer used, dispose of this product safely. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company about how to safely dispose of your product.
The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist before starting treatment.
What is the dose of Amadiab for adults?
- Initial dose: 1 mg, once a day
- The dose can be increased gradually with a distance of 1-2 weeks.
- Maximum daily dose: 8 mg
What is the dose of Amadiab for children?
Dosage and administration for pediatric patients has not been established. Amadiab consumption for your child can be dangerous. Consult with your doctor about the right treatment for your child.
In what dosages and preparations is Amadiab available?
Tablets, Oral: 1 mg, 2 mg, 3 mg, 4 mg
What side effects might occur due to consumption of Amadiab?
Nausea, abdominal pain, and temporary visual disturbances can occur due to consumption of glimepiride contained in Amadiab. Contact your doctor immediately if the condition does not go away even worse.
Remember that doctors prescribe certain drugs because they assess the benefits are greater than the risk of side effects that may arise. Almost all drugs have side effects, but many of them do not require serious attention.
Hypoglycemia can be one of the side effects that you experience if you take this drug. This condition usually occurs if you also take other diabetes medications, consume less calories, or do too much strenuous physical activity. The first aid that can be done is by giving glucose orally, it can be in the form of kitchen sugar, candy, or honey.
Here are some serious (though rare) side effects that can occur as a result of Amadiab consumption:
- Symptoms of liver function damage, which is characterized by jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), nausea / vomiting, loss of appetite
- Hemolytic anemia
Allergic reactions due to consumption of this drug are known to occur rarely. However, if you notice signs of an allergic reaction, such as itching, rashes, redness, swelling of the face / eyes / lips / tongue / throat, dizziness, and shortness of breath, contact your doctor immediately.
Not everyone experiences the above side effects. It could be that there are also side effects not mentioned above. If you have concerns about certain side effects, consult your doctor.
Warnings and Prevention
What should I know before consuming Amadiab?
- Inform your doctor if you have an allergy to glimepiride (the main active ingredient in Amadiab), sulfonylureas, or other drugs. Amadian may contain other ingredients that can cause allergies.
- Inform your doctor about your medical history, including illnesses that you have and are currently suffering from, especially type one diabetes, diabetes ketoacidosis, prekoma / coma diabetes, heart disease, liver, kidney disease or being in the process of dialysis
- You may experience vision problems, weakness, and drowsiness due to changes in blood sugar levels during the initial consumption of this drug. Don't do activities that require high vigilance, such as driving, after consuming Amadiab before knowing how your body responds to this drug.
- Inform your doctor or dentist about the use of this drug or glimepiride in Amadiab if you plan to have a surgery or dental surgery
- Tell your doctor about all the products that you are using, including non-prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Some products may interact to reduce the way drugs work. The list of interactions can be seen in the next section
- Tell your doctor if you are planning a pregnancy or are pregnant and need blood sugar control. The use of this drug in pregnant women is only permitted if absolutely necessary and there are no other treatment options. Your doctor may provide alternative treatments
Is Amadiab safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women?
Animal studies have shown side effects in the fetus. However, there are no measurable studies conducted on pregnant and breastfeeding women related to the risk of using Amadiab for the fetus. Amadiab is included in the category C (possibly risky) pregnancy risk according to the United States Food and Drugs Administration. This drug should only be given if the benefits outweigh the risks to the fetus.
What medicines might interact with Amadiab?
Certain drugs cannot be prescribed together because they might cause drug interactions. Drug interactions can change the way one drug works or increase the risk of side effects. Here are some drugs that might interact with Amadiab:
- ACE inhibitors
- Anabolic steroids and testosterone
- Epinephrine and other sympathomimetic drugs
- Estrogen and progesterone
- Thyroid hormone
- Betablockers, such as metoprolol, propanolol, and thymolol
Not all lists of interacting drugs are listed above. Store all products that you have used or are currently using and inform your doctor, including prescription / nonprescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal medicines.
What should I do if an Amadiab overdose?
Immediately call for emergency medical assistance (119) or to the nearest hospital emergency department in an emergency. Hypoglycemia can occur due to consumption of too much glimepiride. Symptoms can be decreased consciousness, trembling, or convulsions. First aid can be given for overdose patients who experience hypoglycemia by giving glucose orally.
What if I forget about taking medication?
If you forget about your medication schedule, take it as soon as you remember it with food. Don't drink Amadiab if you are not going to eat anytime soon. If the distance is too close to the next schedule, ignore the missed dose and continue taking the medication on the pre-determined schedule. Do not double the dose at one time to take medication.
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