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Glumetza Dosing

General Glumetza Dosing Information

Considerations for people taking Glumetza include the following:
 
  • Glumetza should be taken once daily with your evening meal.
     
  • Glumetza should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood.
     
  • Do not crush or chew Glumetza tablets. The tablets must be swallowed whole.
     
  • If your diabetes is not under control after one month of using the maximum Glumetza dose, talk to your healthcare provider about possibly adding another diabetes medication.
     
  • When switching from chlorpropamide (Diabinese®) to Glumetza, special care should be taken to avoid low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Chlorpromamide is a very long-acting medicine that may stay in your system for some time after you stop taking it.
     
  • Some people may notice the outer shells of Glumetza tablets in their stool. This is normal and does not change the effectiveness of the medication.
     
  • If you do not take your Glumetza as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue on your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of Glumetza.
     
  • For Glumetza to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Glumetza will not work if you take it differently than how your healthcare provider recommends.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to Glumetza or Glumetza dosing, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking Glumetza without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
     
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