Glycomet-GP 0.5 Forte Tablet PR 10's
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Composition Glimepiride 0.5mg, Metformin 1000mg
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- Glycomet-GP 0.5 Forte Tablet PR is an anti-diabetic drug that is a combination of Glimepiride 0.5mg, Metformin 1000mg used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. It helps control blood sugar levels of people with diabetes
- Addictive drug: No
- Therapeutic Class: Anti Diabetic
- Schedule “H” prescription drug Caution: Not to be sold at a retail outlet without the prescription of a registered medical practitioner
- Schedule “G” prescription drug Caution: It is dangerous to take this medication without medical supervision
- Store below 30°C
- Keep out of the reach of children
Glycomet-GP 0.5 Forte Tablet PR Uses:
Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults
Glycomet-GP 0.5 Forte Tablet PR composition:
Interactions / Warnings:
- Taking Glycomet-GP 0.5 Forte Tablet with alcohol may cause life-threatening side effects like lactic acidosis and hypoglycemia so it is better to avoid alcoholic beverages
- Do not take a double dose of this medicine if you miss a dosage, skip the missed dose and follow your regular schedule as prescribed
Glycomet-GP 0.5 Forte Tablet PR may interact with the following consult your doctor regarding it
- Insulin, High blood pressure (hydrochlorothiazide, amlodipine)
- Water pills/diuretics (furosemide), Heart failure-related medicines (digoxin)
- Anti-hypertensive (metoprolol), Steroids (prednisolone), Thyroid hormone
Glycomet-GP 0.5 Forte Tablet PR is not safe to take during pregnancy, consult your doctor. It is safe if properly prescribed only for breastfeeding mothers
- Glimepiride helps decrease high blood sugar levels and avoid long-term complications of diabetes
- Take it shortly before or with the first main meal of the day. Avoid skipping meals
- Take other diabetes medicines (if prescribed) alongside
- Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine
- Be careful while driving or operating machinery until you know how Glimepiride affects you. It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal
- Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemic symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremors, and anxiety
- Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms, such as abdominal pain, loss of appetite, or jaundice
- You have been prescribed Metformin which controls the blood sugar level and reduces the risk of diabetic complications such as heart attacks
- Chances of weight gain and low blood sugar are less
- Hypoglycemia may occur when taken along with other antidiabetic medicines, taken with alcohol, delaying/skipping a meal. Carry a sugar source with you for immediate relief
- Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any deep or rapid breathing, persistent nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain as Metformin may cause a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis, which is an excess of lactic acid in the blood
- Long use of Metformin may lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency which may lead to anemia, causing fatigue, pale skin, shortness of breath, or headache. Notify your doctor if you experience any of these as you may require supplements
- Your doctor will monitor your blood sugar levels and kidney functions regularly while you take this medication
Glycomet-GP 0.5 Forte Tablet PR Side Effects:
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Taste change
- Stomach pain
- Loss of appetite
How to use Glycomet-GP 0.5 Forte Tablet PR :
Glycomet-GP 0.5 Forte Tablet PR can be taken with food to avoid stomach upset. Swallow the tablet as a whole do not chew, crush or break it
How Glycomet-GP 0.5 Forte Tablet PR works:
Glycomet-GP 0.5 Forte Tablet PR is an antidiabetic medicine (biguanide) that contains Glimepiride 0.5mg, Metformin 1000mg
Glimepiride increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to reduce blood glucose
Metformin reduces glucose production in the liver, delaying the absorption of sugar from the intestines, and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin make use of it effectively
Q. Does Glimepiride make you sleepy?
Glimepiride does not cause sleepiness but it may cause low blood sugar that is hypoglycemia when used with other anti-diabetes medicine which may make you may feel sleepy or have sleeping problems
Q. Is Glimepiride safe for the kidneys?
Glimepiride does not affect the kidneys of patients with normal kidney function but it should be avoided by patients with severe kidney disease as Glimepiride is eliminated by the kidneys
Q. Does Glimepiride cause memory loss?
No, it is not known whether Glimepiride causes memory loss but it may cause low blood sugar which may affect your concentration and alertness
Q. Who should not take Glimepiride?
Glimepiride should be avoided by patients who are allergic to it, have severe kidney or liver disease, have G6PD-deficiency, are going to have surgery. Patients who are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have type 1 diabetes mellitus should also avoid taking Glimepiride
Q. How long does it take for Glimepiride to start working?
Glimepiride takes 2 to 3 hours to start working and reduce blood sugar levels. Continue to take the tablet as advised by your doctor
Q. How long do I need to take Glimepiride? Can I stop the medication?
Treatment for diabetes is for the long term sometimes it can be lifelong. Glimepiride only controls your sugar levels but does not cure it, do not stop taking the medication without consulting your doctor as it can worsen your diabetes condition
Q. How and when to take Glimepiride?
Glimepiride is advised to be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Usually, a single daily dose of Glimepiride is sufficient to control blood sugar levels. The dose must be taken as a whole with water shortly before or during breakfast
Q. What happens if I take more than the recommended dose of Glimepiride?
Overdose of Glimepiride may decrease your blood sugar levels and cause hypoglycemia, severe cases of hypoglycemia with loss of consciousness and coma requires immediate medical attention and hospital admission
Q. What does Metformin do?
Metformin decreases glucose production from the liver and decreases absorption of glucose from the intestine postmeal while improving the use of insulin by the body organs and muscles effectively
Q. Does Metformin cause weight loss?
Yes, Metformin may cause weight loss in people who are overweight or obese, people who are prone to the risk of diabetes, and people who are resistant to insulin
Q. Can Metformin make you sleepy?
Metformin usually does not cause sleepiness but may rarely cause sleep disorders and insomnia due to a very serious side effect lactic acidosis which specifically occurs if your kidneys do not function properly
Q. How to take Metformin?
Metformin can be taken with or after a meal, do not chew or crush or break the tablet and swallow it as a whole with a glass of water
Medicine disease interaction:
- Do not take Glycomet-GP 0.5 Forte if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, diabetic ketoacidosis or if you have severe kidney or liver disease
- Patients with kidney or liver disease must use Glycomet-GP 0.5 Forte Tablet PR with caution and consult their doctor for dose adjustments
- Glycomet-GP 0.5 Forte Tablet should be avoided in patients with Vitamin B12 deficiency, cardiovascular disease, and low blood sugar as it may worsen these conditions
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