TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET
TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET is a combination of three anti-diabetic drugs: Glimepiride, Metformin and Voglibose. Glimepiride, which is a 'sulfonylurea', acts by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas. Metformin, which is a 'biguanide', acts by lowering the glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and by increasing the body's response to insulin. Voglibose, which is an 'alpha-glucosidase inhibitor' prevents the breakdown of complex sugars into simple sugars such as glucose in the intestine. In a nutshell, the three medicines together prevents the blood glucose levels from rising to very high levels thus keeping your Diabetes under control.
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic or lifelong condition that affects the way your body processes glucose. People with type 2 diabetes either do not produce enough insulin or if at all the insulin is produced, it is unable to perform its function in the body (insulin resistance). Due to this, the blood glucose level increases and symptoms such as frequent urination, increased thirst and increased hunger start. It can lead to serious complications like skin infection, eye problems (retinopathy), nerve damage (neuropathy), diabetic foot (foot ulcer), kidney disease (nephropathy), high blood pressure and even stroke.
By the above mentioned mechanisms, the three medicines in TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET act together to keep your blood sugar levels under check. A strict control of blood sugars is especially important to mention the many disabling side effects of Diabetes. TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET shows optimum effects when taken along with healthy lifestyle changes like weight loss, regular exercise, healthy diet etc.
TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET should be taken with food to avoid upset stomach. TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET should be taken at the same time of the day each time for best results. For better advise, your doctor will decide what dose should be taken and it can change timely depending upon your condition. A common side effect of TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET is hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose levels) characterized by dizziness, sweating, palpitations, hunger pangs, dry mouth and skin etc. So, to avoid hypoglycaemia, you should not miss meals and also should carry some form of sugar along with you. Other side effects include taste change, nausea, diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, upper respiratory symptoms.
TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET should not be stopped even if you feel better, without consulting your doctor as sugar level keeps changing. If you stop taking TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET abruptly, it may increase your sugar levels which could further increase risk of eyesight loss (retinopathy), kidney (nephropathy) and nerve damage (neuropathy). TRIMETRIDE 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 type of heart disease, is or are planning to get pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET contains Glimepiride, Metformin and Voglibose. Glimepiride, which is a 'sulfonylurea', acts by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas. Metformin, which is a 'biguanide', acts by lowering the glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and by increasing the body's response to insulin. Voglibose, which is an 'alpha-glucosidase inhibitor' prevents the breakdown of complex sugars into simple sugars such as glucose in the intestine. TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET prevents the blood glucose levels from rising to very high levels thus keeping your Diabetes under control.
TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET also helps to prevent serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage (Diabetic Nephropathy), blindness (Diabetic Retinopathy), loss of sensation in your hands and feet (Diabetic Neuropathy), TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET also helps to reduce your chance of having a heart attack or stroke.
Being a combination of three drugs, it reduces the need to take multiple pills and hence makes it easier to remember to take the drugs.
Most of the side effects of TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. A common side effect of TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET is hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose level) characterized by dizziness, sweating, palpitations, hunger pangs, dry mouth and skin etc.
Some people may also experience taste change, nausea, diarrhoea, stomach pain, flatulence, headache, upper respiratory symptoms, skin rash etc. It is not necessary for everyone to experience the above side effects. In case of any discomfort, speak with your doctor.
Some diabetic patient taking TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET may develop a rare but serious condition called lactic acidosis. In this condition, there is too much of lactic acid accumulated in the blood. So, your liver and kidney proper functioning is required for elimination of excess lactic acid from the blood. You should not take TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET if you have kidney disease, as measured by a blood test. TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET may lower vitamin B12 levels, so try to have blood test annual blood and vitamin. TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET when used with or without insulin has the tendency to extremely lower the blood sugar level. So, the doctor may lower the dose of insulin. TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET may lower your thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), so annual check up of TSH is suggested.
Taking TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET with alcohol can cause hypoglycaemia and can also lead to a rare but life-threatening condition known as Lactic Acidosis. So, keep your doctor informed if you drink alcohol.
As the data around the use of TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET in pregnant women is limited, the use of TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET in pregnancy is restricted. It is highly recommended to consult your doctor before taking this drug in case you are pregnant.
The name is not recommended during breastfeeding. However, your doctor may prescribe it for you during breastfeeding if he/she feels that the benefit to you outweighs the risk. You should not take TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET without a doctor's advice.
TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET may cause hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar levels) whose symptoms include unusual sleepiness, shivering, palpitations, sweating etc. This may affect your ability to drive. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. Dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor depending on your liver function tests.
TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. Dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor depending on your kidney function tests.
This item is Not Returnable.
Expires on or after - Mar-22
Diabetes Mellitus type 2 is a condition in which either the body stops producing enough insulin (the hormone which helps to decrease sugar levels in the blood) or there is resistance to the action of insulin. As a result, excessive insulin is produced but it fails to act on the organs of the body. Symptoms of type 2 diabetes include feeling exhausted all time, feeling thirsty, having blurry vision, and urge to urinate (pee) more often.
Complications of type 2 diabetes include skin infection, eye problems (retinopathy), nerve damage (neuropathy), diabetic foot (foot ulcer), kidney disease (nephropathy), high blood pressure and even stroke. Both low and high blood sugar levels can be dangerous and should be treated as soon as possible.
If you have symptoms like increased hunger, increased thirst, frequent urination (usually at night), unexplained weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision, slow wound/sores healing and frequent infections, contact doctor as it can be a condition of type 2 diabetes.
Hypoglycaemia refers to low blood sugar levels. The symptoms of hypoglycaemia include nausea, headache, irritability, hunger, sweating, dizziness. TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET can cause hypoglycaemia. Hypoglycaemia can occur if you miss or delay your food, drink alcohol, over-exercise or take other anti-diabetic medicine along with TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET. Diabetics are advised to keep a quick source of sugar like glucose tablets, honey or fruit juice with them.
TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET should be avoided in patients who are allergic to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. It should be avoided in patients suffering from moderate to severe kidney disease and in patients with underlying metabolic acidosis including diabetic ketoacidosis.
If you feel thirsty after taking TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET, it may be because of dehydration as TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET can lead to loss of fluids. Increase intake of fluids, if even then you feel thirsty please consult your doctor.
If you have been affected with diabetes, you should have a test of HbA1c once in three months.
Yes, long-term usage of TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET can cause vitamin B12 deficiency as it interferes with the absorption of vitamin B12 in the stomach. The symptoms can be managed by taking Vitamin B12 supplements as advised by your doctor.
No. Till date there is no clinical evidence that states that TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET affects fertility in either men or women.
Lactic acidosis is rare but life threatening condition when, there is too much of lactic acid build up in the bloodstream. Long term intake of TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET may lead to lactic acidosis when cells get deprived of the oxygen levels. Symptoms of lactic acidoisis includes burning sensation of muscle, muscle ache, fast breathing, nausea and stomach pain. Immediately contact doctor if you experience any of these symptoms when on TRIMETRIDE 2MG TABLET.
In case you feel that your blood sugar level is going down and you are feeling weak, immediately eat sugar candies or drink sugar beverages. It will help to balance blood sugar level in your body. So, it is advisable to keep sugar candies with you and consult a doctor immediately.
Unichem Laboratories Ltd., Unichem Bhavan, Prabhat Estate, Off S.V.Road, Jogeshwari (West), Mumbai – 400 102
10 Tablet in 1 Strip