Flashcards in Meds Special edition Deck (5)
Stimulate the beta cells to produce more insulin.
Common side effects- Hypoglycemia, GI disturbance, Dermatologic reactions, and disulfiram reactions with alcohol ingestion.
Wont cause hypoglycemia
Don't give to renal patient.
Withheld for contrast media or no oral intake before and 48 hours after.
Can cause lactic acidosis (Chills, diarrhea, dizziness, decreased blood pressure, muscle pain, sleepiness, bradycardia, dyspnea, weakness)
alpha glucosidase inhibitors
Main side effect-gas forming
Vasoconstrictor- Side effects drowsiness, listlessness, convulsion, coma, Report chest pain (possible MI)
Give at night with 2 glasses of water to prevent nausea, skin blanching, and cramps.