Daonil 5 mg
Daonil 5 MG Tablet is a fast acting oral anti-diabetic medicine used to control blood sugar levels in type II diabetic patients. It belongs to a group of medicines known as sulfonylureas.
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Major & minor side effects for Daonil 5 MG Tablet
Yellowing of skin and eyes
Dark colored urine
Fever or chills
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
Unusual tiredness and weakness
Uses of Daonil 5 MG Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Type II Diabetes Mellitus
Daonil 5 MG Tablet is used for the reduction of blood sugar levels in patients suffering from Type II diabetes mellitus. It is recommended to follow a controlled diet and exercise regularly along with taking this medicine to obtain better results.
When not to use?
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to it or any other medicine belonging to the same class which is Sulfonylureas.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a condition where ketone bodies are present in the urine. It applies to ketoacidosis with or without coma.
Type I Diabetes mellitus
This medicine is not recommended for use if you suffer from insulin dependent diabetes or gestational diabetes.
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who are taking Bosentan. The risk of side effects are extremely high when these medicines are used together.
Warnings for special population
Use of this medicine in pregnant women is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. It should be used only when the benefits clearly outweigh the risks involved. It is advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Use of this medicine is not recommended while breastfeeding. Monitoring of the infant for signs of decreased blood sugar may be required if this medicine is taken. You should consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This medicine can cause moderate to severe lowering of blood glucose levels. The risks are even greater for the elderly, people who are malnourished, and people suffering from kidney / pituitary gland disorders. You should report any such incidence to the doctor. Carry a reliable source of glucose like sugar candy to counteract the effect of low blood sugar levels.
This medicine should be discontinued and alternative measures to lower blood sugar should be initiated if you have a high level of stress. Stress may be due to an infection, fever, trauma or a recent surgery. Report any such instance to the doctor.
This medicine should be used with caution if you have a liver disease or the normal function of the liver is impaired.
This medicine should be used with caution if you have a kidney disease or the normal function is impaired.
This medicine has been associated with severe to fatal adverse effects on the heart and blood vessels. It should be used with extreme caution in such patients or alternate medicines to control blood sugar levels should be considered. Report any historic or active incidence of heart disease to the doctor before receiving this medicine.
This medicine can cause mild to moderate weight gain on consumption.
This medicine can cause Hemolytic Anemia if you have a rare genetic disorder called G6PD Deficiency.
Use of alcohol should be restricted or minimized while taking this medicine.
Diet and exercise
It is recommended to have a regulated diet and exercise regularly while taking any anti-diabetic medication for achieving better results.
This medicine may cause allergic skin reactions when exposed to the sun. Take precautionary measures while you are taking this medicine.
Change of medications
You may experience some temporary side effects if there is a change in current medication used for diabetes. This overlapping effect is because of the change from one medicine to another. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels might be required in these cases.
Use of this medicine in patients below 18 years of age is not recommended.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember with food. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.
Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include confusion, sweating, weakness, vomiting, fainting, seizures etc.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Use of alcohol while taking this medicine increases the risk of adverse effects. A steep fall or rise in blood sugar levels and associated symptoms is a likelihood especially in people having high fat and cholesterol levels, nerve disorders, and pancreatic disorders.
Consumption of alcohol in large quantities is not recommended when you are taking this medicine for controlling blood sugar levels. It is recommended to reduce the alcohol intake so that the adverse effects can be avoided. Symptoms of both reduced or elevated blood sugar levels should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Interaction with Medicine
This medicine should be administered with extreme caution if you suffer from a disease of heart or blood vessels. Risks of severe to fatal adverse effects are very high in such patients.
This medicine should not be used in patients having high acid content in blood as the risk of adverse effects are very high.
This medicine should be administered with extreme caution if you suffer from any disease of the kidneys. You should consult your doctor to make a suitable adjustment in dosage quantity and/or time-interval between two dosages.
This medicine should be administered with extreme caution if you suffer from any disease of the liver. You should consult your doctor to make a suitable adjustment in dosage quantity and/or time-interval between two dosages.
This medicine should be administered with caution if you are prone to having episodes of low blood sugar. This population includes diabetics who are also malnourished or those receiving Beta-blocker drugs such as Metoprolol and Propranolol.
Hemolytic Anemia/G6PD Deficiency
This medicine is not recommended for use in people suffering from Hemolytic Anemia. Reporting this condition to the doctor is a must. In such cases, alternate medication not belonging to Sulfonylureas should be considered.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Take Daonil 5 MG Tablet as prescribed by the doctor. It is advised to take this medicine just before or along with the first meal of the day. An adequate amount of water should be consumed while taking this medicine. Your dose is likely to change over time based on the response.