Watson Pharmaceuticals | Acetohexamide (Medication)


Acetohexamide is an oral diabetes medicine that controls blood sugar levels, helping your body to respond better to insulin produced by your pancreas. This medication is used to treat type 2 Diabetes known as non-insulin dependent Diabetes.

Acetohexamide is only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include diet, exercise, weight control, and testing your blood sugar. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely. Changing any of these factors can affect your blood sugar levels.


Side Effect:

The most common side effect of acetohexamide is Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Symptoms of hypoglycemia may include headache, nausea, hunger, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, blurred vision, fast heartbeat, sweating, tremor, trouble concentrating, confusion, or seizure.

Less serious side effects may include:constipation, diarrhea; dizziness, drowsiness; mild nausea, vomiting, stomach pain; mild itching or rash; or headache. Other more serious side effects are:swelling, rapid weight gain; urinating more than usual; pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, confusion or weakness; nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, low fever, clay-colored stools, jaundice; or fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash. ...


Before taking acetohexamide, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease, a thyroid disorder, or a history of heart disease.

If you have certain conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use this medication, therefor, before you take acetohexamide, tell your doctor if you have any of the following:liver disease; kidney disease; a thyroid disorder; or a history of heart disease.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...