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General Riomet Dosing Information

Considerations for people taking Riomet include the following:
 
  • Riomet comes as a cherry-flavored liquid that is taken by mouth, usually two or three times per day.
     
  • Make sure you can accurately measure your Riomet dose. It is not recommended to use regular household spoons to measure medications. You should use the dosing cup that comes with your Riomet bottle. Talk to your pharmacist about the best way to measure Riomet if you did not receive a dosing cup with your prescription.
     
  • Riomet should be taken with food to reduce stomach upset.
     
  • Riomet should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood.
     
  • If your diabetes is not under control after one month of using the maximum Riomet dose, talk to your healthcare provider about possibly adding another diabetes medication.
     
  • When switching from chlorpropamide (Diabinese®) to Riomet, 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.
     
  • If you do not take your Riomet 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 with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of Riomet.
     
  • For Riomet to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Riomet will not work if you take it differently than how your healthcare provider recommends.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to Riomet or Riomet dosing, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking Riomet without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
     
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