What is Daonil (Glibenclamide) used for?
Daonil (Glibenclamide) is prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from type 2 diabetes. The medication operates by balancing levels of glucose in the blood to prevent symptoms associated with this condition including visual disturbances, nerve pain, or severe drowsiness. It is commonly prescribed along with a balanced diet and exercise to get the most effective results. Your physician may prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Daonil (Glibenclamide)?
Daonil (Glibenclamide) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The correct dosage will be determined by your weight, health, age, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a large glass of water and a meal. Never alter the form of the tablets by crushing, splitting, or chewing the doses to prevent further complications from occurring. Always ask your pharmacist any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Daonil (Glibenclamide)?
The use of Daonil (Glibenclamide) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include severe hypoglycemia, severe allergic skin reactions, hepatitis, reduced liver function, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Immediately inform your physician about any symptoms you experience that are worrying or intense to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your regimen to prevent further complications from occurring.
Daonil (Glibenclamide) should not be used to treat patients who are breastfeeding, pregnant, or who have type 1 diabetes, diabetic keto-acidosis, porphyrias, reduced adrenal gland production, or severely decreased liver or kidney function. Also inform your physician if you are elderly or have decreased liver or kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Daonil (Glibenclamide). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.