Diavir is a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. It belongs to a group of medicines called sulfonylureas and helps control blood s... View More
Uses of Diavir
Side effects of Diavir
How to use Diavir
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Diavir is to be taken with... View More
How Diavir works
Diavir is an antidiabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower blood glucose.
What if you forget to take Diavir?
You should skip a dose of Diavir if a meal is skipped, and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.
Type 2 DM
Should be taken with food. Take immediately before or during breakfast, or the 1st main meal of the day. Do not skip meals.
Oral Type 2 diabetes mellitus Adult: Initially, 1-2 mg daily. May be increased in increments of 1-2 mg at intervals of 1-2 wk. Maintenance: 4 mg daily... View More
Safety and efficacy not established
Renal impairment: 1 mg PO qDay; titrate dose based on fasting blood glucose levels Severe: Contraindicated.
Diabetic ketoacidosis with or without coma.
Mode of Action
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