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Glimepiride Pioglitazone Alcohol Interaction

Glimepiride Pioglitazone Alcohol

Glimepiride pioglitazone are two oral diabetes medecines that help control type 2 noinisulin diabetes and is sometimes used to enhance other diabetes medication. This drug may also be used for other purposes.

It is suggested that if you drink alcohol you do so with moderation as it may result in artificially low blood sugar.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Before using advise your physician if you have severe heart failure, if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis needing insulin, if you have congestive heart failure or heart disease, a history of heart attack or stroke or liver or kidney disease.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are sneezing, stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, other cold symptoms, gradual weight gain, mild nausea, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, blurred vision, tooth problems, mild itching or skin rash. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are swelling in your feet, rapid weight gain, short of breath, pale skin, bruising or bleeding, pain or burning when you urinate, dark urine, clay colored stools, jaundice, nausea, vomiting, weakness, loss of appetite, feeling restless or irritable, confusion, hallucinations, muscle pain pr weakness or seizure. If these occur get emergency medical aid.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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