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Inform patients about the importance of adherence to dietary instructions, of a regular exercise program, and of regular testing of blood glucose.
Inform patients about the potential side effects of AMARYL including hypoglycemia and weight gain.
Explain the symptoms and treatment of hypoglycemia as well as conditions that predispose to hypoglycemia. Patients should be informed that the ability to concentrate and react may be impaired as a result of hypoglycemia. This may present a risk in situations where these abilities are especially important, such as driving or operating other machinery.
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/15/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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