Not to be administered IV or IM. Not to be used in patients w/ type 1 DM or for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis. Not a substitute for insulin. Potential risk of dehydration, particularly in relation to GI side effects; avoid fluid depletion. Not recommended in patients w/ severe GI disease, including severe gastroparesis; end stage renal disease (<15 mL/min/1.73 m2
). Discontinue if acute pancreatitis is suspected. Hypoglycaemia. CHF. Concomitant use w/ sulphonylurea or insulin. May impair ability to drive & use machines. Not recommended during pregnancy. Not to be used during lactation. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn <18 yr.