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Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's

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Synonym

GLIMEPIRIDE+METFORMIN HYDROCHLORIDE

Manufacturer/Marketer

Oldmed Healthcare Pvt Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

Expires on or after

Apr-26

Product Details

About Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's

Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's belongs to a class of medicines called anti-diabetic drugs used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, especially in patients whose blood sugar levels are not controlled by diet and exercise alone. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) condition that affects the way our body processes glucose. People with type 2 diabetes either do not produce enough insulin, or the insulin produced is unable to perform its function in the body (insulin resistance).

Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's is a combination of two antidiabetic drugs, namely: Glimepiride and Metformin. Glimepiride works by stimulating beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Thus, insulin helps to remove sugar from the blood. Metformin PR is a prolonged-release formulation that releases the drug in smaller portions over a longer duration of time. Metformin works by reducing the sugar production by cells in the liver and delays sugar absorption from the intestines. Also, it increases the sensitivity of muscle cells to insulin which enables these cells to remove sugar more effectively from the blood.

Take Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to take Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience stomach pain, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, headache or metallic taste. Most of these side effects of Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are allergic to Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's is not recommended for children. Avoid breastfeeding while taking Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's as it may be excreted in human milk. If you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy, please inform your doctor before taking Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's as it may harm the unborn baby. Avoid alcohol consumption with Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's as it may increase the risk of lactic acidosis (accumulation of lactic acid in the body). Drive only if you are alert after taking Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's. Take short, frequent meals and avoid prolonged fasting while taking Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's.

Uses of Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's

Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Medicinal Benefits

Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's contains Glimepiride and Metformin used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Glimepiride stimulates cells in the pancreas that produce insulin which helps to remove sugar from the blood. Metformin PR is a prolonged-release formulation that releases the drug in smaller portions over a longer duration of time. Metformin reduces sugar production by cells in the liver and delays sugar absorption from the intestines. Also, it increases the sensitivity of muscle cells to insulin which enables these cells to remove sugar more effectively from the blood.

Directions for Use

Take Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or break it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's

  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Metallic taste

In-depth Information

Drug Warnings

If you are allergic to Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's is not recommended for children. Avoid breastfeeding while taking Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's as it may be excreted in human milk. If you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy, please inform your doctor before taking Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's as it may harm the unborn baby. Avoid alcohol consumption with Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's as it may increase the risk of lactic acidosis (accumulation of lactic acid in the body). Drive only if you are alert after taking Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's. Take short, frequent meals and avoid prolonged fasting while taking Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's. Beware of symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) which include sweating, dizziness, palpitations, shivering, intense thirst, dry mouth, dry skin, frequent urination, etc. Whenever you experience any of these symptoms, immediately consume 5-6 candies or 3 glucose biscuits, or 3 teaspoons of honey/sugar, and also consult your doctor. Make sure to carry these with you at all times, especially during long travels.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's may have interaction with antibiotics (rifampicin, trimethoprim), calcium channel blockers (verapamil), antacids (cimetidine), HIV/AIDS drugs (dolutegravir), heart-related medicine (ranolazine), anticancer drugs (vandetanib, crizotinib, olaparib), antifungals (fluconazole, miconazole), water pill (acetazolamide), antidiabetic drug (insulin), anticonvulsants (phenytoin).

Drug-Food Interaction: Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's may interact with alcohol. Therefore, avoid the consumption of alcohol with Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's as it may increase the risk of lactic acidosis (accumulation of lactic acid in the body).

Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have severe infections, uncontrolled diabetes, lactic acidosis or ketoacidosis (accumulation of ketone bodies in the blood), dehydration, or liver or kidney problems, inform your doctor before taking Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • RIFAMPICIN
  • TRIMETHOPRIM
  • VERAPAMIL
  • CIMETIDINE
  • DOLUTEGRAVIR
  • RANOLAZINE
  • VANDETANIB
  • CRIZOTINIB
  • OLAPARIB
  • FLUCONAZOLE
  • MICONAZOLE
  • ACETAZOLAMIDE
  • INSULIN
  • PHENYTOIN

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Do regular exercise such as cycling, walking, jogging, dancing, or swimming for a minimum of 30 minutes per day. Invest at least 150 minutes of your week in exercise.
  • Maintain healthy body weight as obesity is also related to the onset of diabetes.
  • Maintain a low-fat and low-sugar diet. Replace carbohydrates-containing foods with whole grains, fruits, and vegetables as carbohydrates turn to sugars leading to high blood sugar.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol and quit smoking.

Special Advise

Regular blood tests are recommended while taking Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's to monitor blood sugar levels.

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Type 2 diabetes: It is a chronic (long-lasting) condition that keeps the body away from properly utilizing insulin. Hence, people affected with type 2 diabetes either do not produce enough insulin, or there is resistance to the action of insulin. Middle-aged or older are most likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes, so it is also known as adult-onset diabetes. Symptoms of type 2 diabetes include frequent urination at night, increased thirst, slow wound healing, increased hunger, fatigue, and blurred vision. In some cases, there may be weight gain, while in rare cases, weight loss may be observed. The complication of type 2 diabetes also includes nerve problems, kidney problems, damaged retina of eyes or blindness, loss of limbs, sexual dysfunction, and increase chance of heart attack or stroke.

Safety Advice

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Alcohol

Unsafe

You are recommended to avoid consumption of alcohol with Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's as it may increase the risk of lactic acidosis (accumulation of lactic acid in the body).

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Pregnancy

Unsafe

Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's is not recommended for pregnant women as it may harm the unborn baby. Please consult a doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.

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Breast Feeding

Unsafe

Avoid breastfeeding while taking Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's as it may be excreted in breastmilk and cause adverse effects in the baby. Therefore, please consult a doctor before using Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's if you are breastfeeding.

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Driving

Caution

Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's may decrease alertness in some people. Therefore, drive only if you are alert after taking Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's.

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Liver

Caution

Take Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

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Kidney

Caution

Take Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

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Children

Unsafe

Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's is not recommended for children as the safety and effectiveness were not established.

FAQs

How does Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's work?

Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's contains two antidiabetic drugs, namely: Glimepiride and Metformin. Glimepiride works by stimulating cells in the pancreas that produce insulin which helps to remove sugar from the blood. Metformin PR is a prolonged-release formulation that releases the drug in smaller portions over a longer duration of time. Metformin works by reducing the sugar production by cells in the liver and delays sugar absorption from the intestines. Also, it increases the sensitivity of muscle cells to insulin which enables these cells to remove sugar more effectively from the blood.

Can I take Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's with phenytoin?

You are not recommended to take Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's with phenytoin as it may reduce the effect of Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's and increase blood sugar levels. However, please consult a doctor before using Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's with other medicines.

Does Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's cause low blood sugar levels?

Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's may increase the risk of low blood sugar levels especially with alcohol intake, exercise more than usual, delay or miss snacks or meal. However, if you experience any signs of low blood pressure such as dizziness, nausea, light-headedness, dehydration or fainting, please consult a doctor.

What is the difference between type1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes?

In type 1 diabetes, the body doesn’t produce insulin as the islet cells (insulin-producing cells) in the pancreas are destroyed completed. In type 2 diabetes, though islet cells are working, the body doesn’t respond to insulin as the body becomes resistant to insulin.

Can I stop taking Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's on my own?

You are not recommended to stop taking Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's on your own as discontinuing Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's suddenly may cause recurring symptoms or worsen the condition. However, if you experience any difficulty while taking Efoglim M-1/500 Tablet 15's, please consult your doctor so that alternative medicine may be prescribed.

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Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

115, Anand Mangal -3, Opposite Apollo City Centre Core House nAmbawadi Ahemdabad nGujrat- 380015
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