Medication Information Leaflet
This medication may increase the chances of getting a urinary tract infection. Symptoms include a burning feeling when you pass urine, the need to pass urine more often, feeling like you need to pass urine more often, or if you see blood in your urine.
You may feel giddy or light-headed, especially when you get up from a lying or sitting position. This is more likely to happen in the morning or when you first get out of bed.
You may experience dehydration as it removes the excess sugar in your body through your urine.
Low blood sugar can happen and the chances of this happening are increased when you take this medication with other medications used in diabetes. Please inform your doctor if low blood sugar level occurs as your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medications.
Symptoms of low blood sugar includeWeaknessDizziness Hunger Sweating Trembling Blurred vision Walking unsteadilyFast heartbeat
If you experience any of these low blood sugar symptoms, do the following immediately:Step 1: Check your blood sugar level with a home blood sugar meter (glucometer) if available. If your blood sugar level is less than 4 mmol/L, take 15 grams of fast-acting sugar. Example of 15 grams of fast-acting sugar include:3 glucose tablets or Half a glass of fruit juice (200ml) orHalf a can of soft drink or sweetened drink (175ml) or1 can of less sugar soft drink (330ml) or3 teaspoons of sugar, honey or syrup
Step 2: Monitor yourself for 15 minutes. If you have a glucometer (home blood sugar meter), check your blood sugar level again after 15 minutes.
Step 3: If your blood sugar level is still less than 4 mmol/L or you still have symptoms of low blood sugar, you should take another 15 grams of fast-acting sugar as per Step 1.
If your symptoms do not go away, see a doctor or go to the hospital immediately.
Step 4: Take your meal or snack if your blood sugar level is 4 mmol/L and above after consuming the fast-acting sugar earlier on.
Please visit www.moh.gov.sg/knowyourmeds and www.ndf.gov.sg for more information on medication.
Last updated on May 2023
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