Side Effects After Consuming Diabetes Medications?
Afternoon, I am 34 years old, I have diabetes. I want to ask the effect of blood sugar medicine Simrly-glimepiride2 mg can control blood sugar in the body for a long time ?? and 500mg long-acting Metformin drug ??
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Glimepiride is an antidiabetic drug from the sulfoniurea group. This drug has a fairly long service life, which is 24 hours. After 24 hours, the effect of reducing blood sugar decreases, so this drug is generally given once a day to achieve stable blood sugar throughout the day. Metformin has a half-life of approximately 6 hours, within 24 hours most of this drug has been eliminated from the body. Giving metformin can vary in each person, can be given 1-3 times per day depending on the condition of each person's blood sugar.
Basically diabetes is a chronic disease that cannot be cured. Therefore, if someone has been diagnosed with diabetes, that person must exercise blood sugar control for the rest of his life. Sometimes blood sugar can be controlled with changes in diet and lifestyle, but it is not uncommon for diabetics to take antidiabetic drugs or use insulin for the rest of their lives.
Each drug certainly has side effects, but many studies have been done and all of them indicate the possibility of complications due to diabetes (eye disorders, infections, kidney disorders, etc.) is much higher if you do not consume antidiabetic drugs regularly. Therefore these drugs must indeed be taken in the long run to reach normal blood sugar every day. Control to the doctor is also very important to be done routinely to monitor blood sugar to monitor for complications that may occur.
Generally the safest and most recommended diabetes therapy for pregnant women is insulin. However, under certain conditions, oral antidiabetic drugs can also be given. Some oral antidiabetic drugs that are quite safe to use by pregnant women are Metformin and Glyburide (also called glibenclamide). It is always best to consult with your doctor for the use of antidiabetic drugs. Do not use without going through an examination from a doctor first, do not also reduce or increase the dose, or stop treatment without permission from your doctor.
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