Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
It is advised to consult your doctor or pharmacist when any of these side effect manifest.
Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is a rare side effect for this drug, but in cases when symptoms hypoglycemia occur, It is a good habit to carry glucose tablets or gel to treat low blood sugar. Low blood sugar is more likely if you drink large amounts of alcohol, do unusually heavy exercise, or do not consume enough calories from food. To help prevent low blood sugar, eat meals on a regular schedule, and do not skip meals.
Symptoms of low blood sugar include:
- sudden sweating,
- fast heartbeat,
- blurred vision,
- dizziness, or
- tingling hands/feet
On the other hand, hyperglycemia or high blood sugar can occur if the patient does not take the drug regularly, or when condition cannot be controlled by this drug any longer. If these symptoms occur, tell your doctor immediately.
Symptoms of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) include:
- increased urination,
- rapid breathing, and
- fruity breath odor
Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including:
- signs of disease of the pancreas (such as severe stomach/abdominal pain which may spread to the back, persistent nausea/vomiting)
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.