Increased risk of CV mortality. Elderly; hepatic and renal impairment. Syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) in patients with CHF or hepatic cirrhosis. Monitor blood-glucose concentration. Pregnancy, lactation.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Adult: Initially, 1-2 mg daily. May be increased in increments of 1-2 mg at intervals of 1-2 wk. Maintenance: 4 mg daily. Max: 6 mg daily.
Elderly: Initially, 1 mg once daily.
Hepatic impairment: Severe: Contraindicated.