Belongs to a group of "blood-glucose lowering drugs" for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus (Noninsulin-dependent Diabetes Mellitus, NIDDM) as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control. It works on your kidney to increase the amount of sugar remove from your body in the urine and thus reduces the amount of sugar in blood
May be used alongside with other medications used for diabetes mellitus in order to achieve maximal glucose control for your condition
While most medicines can cause unwanted side effects, not everyone experiences them. These side effects often improve as the body adjusts to the new medication but if any of the following persist or become bothersome, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Due to the removal of the sugar through urination by the new medication, these medicines may cause the following side effects.
Urinary tract infections
Symptoms suggestive of infection include burning sensation when urinating, frequent increased urge to urinate, unusual smelling or cloudy urine, blood in urine, pain in lower abdomen or back, fever or chills
Symptoms of low blood sugare.g. shaking, sweating, feeling very anxious, fast heart beat; feeling hungry, headache, change in vision; a change in your mood or feeling confused.
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