Medication and Side effects

Diabetes – Medication and Side Effects 

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How to take type 2 Diabetes medicines

Each medicine should be taken as advised by your GP or pharmacist. If any medicine needs to be injected then you should have received training on how this should be done. Please always check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not clear or have concerns about hoe to take your medicine.

Side effects of treatments

Each medicine may have different side effects to other types of medicines, and these should be listed on a piece of paper called the patient information leaflet that comes with your medicine. This will list the different possible side effects that might occur. The side effects are listed in the likelihood of occurring from being very common to rare. This said, given that people are individuals you may not experience any side effects or may be affected by a few of them.

Some side effects associated with the management of type 2 diabetes are:

  1. Bloating
  2. Diarrhoea
  3. Change in weight
  4. Nausea or feeling sick
  5. Ankles swelling

In all cases, please tell your doctor if you experience any side effects no matter how minor. This is important because it helps an organisation called the MHRA that monitor patient safety.