What is Precose?
Precose is a medication that is used to treat diabetes type 2 patients. Diabetes type 2 is a severe case of diabetic disorder where the body does not properly respond to the insulin level. Insulin helps the body to pass over sugar from on cell to the other. If the body stops responding to insulin, then sugar cannot be transmitted to the cells for storage for energy. It hence gets accumulated in the blood thereby increasing the level of sugar in the blood.
Know more about Precose:
This medication cannot be taken if the patient is allergic to the chemical composition of the product or if he is suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis. Precose cannot be used if the patient has some bowel disease, ulcer or any kind of blockage I the intestines. It should be kept in mind that low blood sugar should be avoided. It might happen if someone skips the meal, exercises a lot or is too much into alcoholism. Before taking this medication, doctor should be consulted regarding any kind of stomach or intestinal disorder. The dosage should be taken with the first bite of a small meal. The dosage should never be altered or stopped without discussing about it to the doctor.
How should I take Precose?
The medicine should be taken exactly the way the doctor has asked you. It should neither be altered nor should it be taken in bigger or smaller amounts other than what the doctor has prescribed. The patient should always keep with him a source of sugar if he feels he has low blood sugar. Also blood sugar levels should be checked at times of stress or any type of illness. The doctor might ask you to stop taking the medicine at times o some surgery that you go through, if you have fever or any other infection. Alcohol should be badly avoided while taking Precose. Also digestive enzyme such as pancreatin, amylase or lipase should be avoided.
What are the Side Effects?
There are several side effects of this medication. A patient taking Precose might have difficulty in breathing; swelling in the face, lips, tongue or throat, severe stomach pain; red or purple spots under the skin; nausea, bleeding in the nose, mouth, vagina or rectum, pain in the upper stomach, loss of appetite, stools of clay color, bruising, jaundice, itching etc.