Glimepiride Teaching 2090

SN instructed patient / caregiver regarding medication Glimepiride. SN instructed patient / caregiver that Glimepiride is a antidiabetic medication that lowers blood sugar level. SN instructed patient / caregiver to check blood sugar before taking the medication to avoid hypoglycemia. SN explained to patient / caregiver that low blood sugar ( hypoglycemia ) can occur during glimepiride therapy. SN explained that the symptoms of low blood sugar include hunger, nausea, tiredness, perspiration, headache, heart palpitations, numbness around the mouth, tingling in the fingers, tremors, muscle weakness, blurred vision, cold temperature, excessive yawning, irritability, confusion, or loss of consciousness. SN instructed patient / caregiver to notify physician ( MD ) if experiencing persistence of these side effects.