GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET
GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET belongs to a class of antidiabetic called 'sulfonylureas' used to lower raised blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes mellitus (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus - NIDDM). Type 2 diabetes develops if the body does not produce enough insulin or where the insulin that your body makes does not work as well as it should. Insulin is a substance that helps to lower the level of sugar in your blood, especially after meals.
The GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET contains Glimepiride which acts on insulin-secreting cells called beta cells inside the pancreas, activates calcium channels on cells which lets insulin pass out of the cell. This insulin then makes each cell in the body take up glucose and utilize it, thus lowering raised blood glucose. Thus, it prevents symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET should be taken with food to avoid an upset stomach. GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET should be taken at the same time of the day each time for best results. Your doctor will decide what dose should be taken for better advice and it can change timely depending upon your condition. Some people may experience an allergic reaction (skin rash, hives & sensitivity to sun rays), liver dysfunction (jaundice, bile duct blockage, and hepatitis), seizures, coma & low glucose levels. Most of these side effects of GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.
GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET should not be stopped even if you feel better, without consulting your doctor as sugar level keeps changing. If you stop taking GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET abruptly, it may increase your sugar levels which could further increase the risk of eyesight loss (retinopathy), kidney (nephropathy) and nerve damage (neuropathy). GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET should not be taken if you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, severe kidney or liver disease. Please inform your doctor if you have any heart disease or plan to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
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Most of the side effects of GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. Some common side effects of GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET are allergic reactions, headache, nausea, blood pressure drop, shock, abnormal liver function, including skin and eye yellowing (jaundice), bile flow issues (cholestasis), liver inflammation (hepatitis) or failure of the liver. In case of any discomfort, speak with your doctor.
Before taking GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you are healing from injury, had or going to have surgery, have fever infections or other sources of stress, then contact your doctor as it might be appropriate to adjust care temporarily. If you have a serious kidney/liver disease, breastfeeding or pregnant consult doctor before using GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET. Do not take GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET if you are allergic to sulpha drugs, glimepiride or any other antidiabetic medicines or have glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency. Heart disease patient should consult a doctor before taking GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET as it may worsen the heart disease's current conditions. Do not take GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET with oral contraceptives as it may increase the level of blood sugar. On the other hand, taking GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET with pain killers like aspirin or ibuprofen can lower your blood sugar.
Not recommended to take GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET with alcohol. Alcohol intake may increase or decrease the blood sugar lowering action of GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET in an unpredictable way resulting in a harmful event.
GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET is a pregnancy Category C medicine which means that there are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. However, if you are taking GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET during pregnancy, stop taking it at least 2 weeks before your due date or as prescribed by your doctor.
Not recommended to be taken by breastfeeding mothers. GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET may pass into breast milk and may cause the risk of low blood sugar in the infant. Consult your doctor for further advice.
Not recommended in patients with fluctuating glucose levels. GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET can reduce the ability to concentrate or react, if your blood sugar is lowered (hypoglycemia) or raised (hyperglycemia) or if you develop visual problems as a result of such conditions. Thus not recommended as the patient can endanger himself or others (e.g. when driving a car or using machines).
Not recommended in patients with liver dysfunction. A patient should consult a doctor before taking GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET as it may cause liver damage.
Not recommended in patients with kidney dysfunction. A patient should consult a doctor before taking GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET as it may cause kidney damage.
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The patient is advised to talk to a doctor before taking contraceptive pills if he/she is already taking GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET, then the doctor may change the dose of GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET. This is because oral contraceptive pills change body responds to the sugar.
A patient is advised to take the missed dose as soon as possible or skip to the next dose if it's been too late. A patient should never attempt to take a double dose to compensate for the missed dose as it may prove harmful.
GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET is not recommended with warfarin as these two drugs are contraindicated with each other and hence may result in any harmful symptom when taken together in heart patients.
Avoid intake of GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET and consult a doctor if you have an allergy to sulfa drugs, diabetic ketoacidosis, heart disease, liver or kidney disease, an enzyme deficiency called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD).
Your blood sugar might get decreased, so regular blood glucose monitoring is required. Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar level are feeling very hungry, dizziness, irritability, confusion, anxiety or shakiness. Try to eat or drink a fast-acting sugar source (like fruit juice, hard candy, crackers, raisins or non-diet soda).
No, GLIMIPREX 2MG TABLET is only prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes and not type 1 diabetes. If you are type 1 diabetic patient consult with a doctor so that insulin forms can be prescribed for the same.
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