Also known as: Glibenclamide
Afdiex is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Afdiex is in a class of medications called sulfonylureas. Afdiex lowers blood sugar by causing the pancreas to produce insulin (a natural substance that is needed to break down sugar in the body) and helping the body use insulin efficiently. This medication will only help lower blood sugar in people whose bodies produce insulin naturally. Afdiex is not used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or diabetic ketoacidosis (a serious condition that may occur if high blood sugar is not treated).
Over time, people who have diabetes and high blood sugar can develop serious or life-threatening complications, including heart disease, stroke, kidney problems, nerve damage, and eye problems. Taking medication(s), making lifestyle changes (e.g., diet, exercise, quitting smoking), and regularly checking your blood sugar may help to manage your diabetes and improve your health. This therapy may also decrease your chances of having a heart attack, stroke, or other diabetes-related complications such as kidney failure, nerve damage (numb, cold legs or feet; decreased sexual ability in men and women), eye problems, including changes or loss of vision, or gum disease. Your doctor and other healthcare providers will talk to you about the best way to manage your diabetes.
Usual Adult Dose for Diabetes Type 2:
Standard Afdiex: -Initial dose: 2.5 mg to 5 mg orally once a day -Dose titration: Increase in increments of no more than 2.5 mg at weekly intervals based upon blood glucose response -Maintenance dose: 1.25 to 20 mg orally as a single dose or in divided doses -Maximum dose: 20 mg/day Micronized Afdiex: -Initial dose: 1.5 mg to 3 mg orally once a day -Dose titration: Increase in increments of no more than 1.5 mg at weekly intervals based upon blood glucose response -Maintenance dose: 0.75 to 12 mg orally as a single dose or in divided doses -Maximum dose: 12 mg/day Comments: -Administer with breakfast or the first main meal of the day -Lower initial doses may be used in patients who are sensitive to hypoglycemic drugs -Once a day therapy is generally satisfactory, however, some patients may have a more satisfactory response with twice-a-day dosing, especially those receiving higher doses. TRANSFER FROM OTHER HYPOGLYCEMIC THERAPY: -Oral Antidiabetic Therapy: No exact dosage relationships exists between standard Afdiex, micronized Afdiex, or other oral hypoglycemic agents; when transferring patients from other oral hypoglycemic therapy, the maximum starting doses should be observed. -Insulin: --If the insulin dose is less than 20 units per day substitute 2.5 to 5 mg (standard) OR 1.5 to 3 mg (micronized) orally once a day. --If the insulin dose is between 20 and 40 units per day, substitute 5 mg (standard) OR 3 mg (micronized) orally once a day. --If the insulin dose is more than 40 units per day; transition the patient by concomitantly decreasing insulin by 50% and starting Afdiex at 5 mg (standard) OR 3 mg (micronized) orally once a day; as insulin is progressively withdrawn, titrate in increments of 1.25 to 2.5 mg (standard) OR 0.75 to 1.5 mg (micronized) orally once a day every 2 to 10 days. Use: As an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Usual Geriatric Dose for Diabetes Type 2:
Initial dose: 1.25 to 2.5 mg (standard) orally or 0.75 to 1.5 mg (micronized) orally once a day.
Detailed Afdiex dosage information
In case of overdose, call the poison control helpline at 1-800-222-1222. Information is also available online at https://www.poisonhelp.org/help. If the victim has collapsed, had a seizure, has trouble breathing, or can't be awakened, immediately call emergency services at 911.
Symptoms of overdose may include hypoglycemia symptoms as well as the following:
- loss of consciousness
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.
Detailed Afdiex dosage information