Diabetage can be given alone as initial therapy, or can be administered in combination with a sulphonylurea or insulin
For maintenance of Type II Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetage is indicated for : Type II diabetes mellitus when diet has failed and especially if the patient is overweight.
Dosage and Directions for use
It is important that Diabetage tablets be taken in divided doses with meals.
Adults : initially, one 500 mg tablet three times a day, with or after food
After 10 to 15 days the dose should be adjusted, or increased to 850 mg to 1000 mg twice daily
A slow increase in dose may improve gastro-intestinal tolerability. If control is incomplete a cautious increase in dosage to a maximum of 3 g daily is justified. Once control has been obtained it may be possible to reduce the dosage of DIABETAGE.
Children: Diabetage is not recommended for use in Type 1 diabetes mellitus
Elderly : Diabetage is indicated in the elderly, but not when renal function is impaired
10 blisters of 10 tablets in a carton along with an insert