Glimer 1mg Tablet
Glimer 1 MG Description
Glimer Tablet is an anti-diabetic medicine containing Glimepiride as its active ingredient. It is used for type 2 diabetes mellitus when diet & exercise alone are not able to control your blood sugar
levels. Avoid taking Glimer Tablet if you are allergic to it, have any liver or kidney diseases or have type 1 diabetes. TakeGlimer Tablet in doses and duration as prescribed by the doctor. This medicine should be taken after having your food. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from before starting this medicine.
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Uses of Glimer 1 MG
Contraindications of Glimer 1 MG
- If you are allergic to Glimepiride or Sulfonylureas or Sulfonamides or any other ingredients of Glimer Tablet.
- If you have Type 1 diabetes.
- If you have some of the following signs like fatigue, nausea, frequent urination and muscle stiffness (due to diabetic ketoacidosis).
- If you have severe kidney or liver disease.
Side effects of Glimer 1 MG
- Abnormal taste sensation
- Weight gain
- Lightheadedness or dizziness
- Low blood sugar level (hypoglycaemia) including loss of consciousness, fits or coma
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, breathing difficulty, drop in blood pressure
- Abnormal liver function including yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), itchy skin, dark coloured urine, pale stool or tar-coloured stool
Precautions and Warnings of Glimer 1 MG
- Glimepiride may pass into breast milk and should not be taken during breastfeeding.
- If you are on Glimer Tablet (prescribed by a physician), then monitor your breastfed baby for signs of low blood glucose levels such as irritation, sleepiness, poor feeding, fits, low body temperature....
- Glimer Tablet can cause low blood sugar levels which can lead to drowsiness, unconsciousness, confusion. These can be dangerous while driving.
- Consult your doctor whether you can drive a car if you have frequent episodes of hypoglycaemia.
- Keep a juice or a bar of chocolate in the car close to you while driving, in case you start feeling any of the above symptoms of hypoglycaemia, immediately drink the juice or eat the chocolate bar.
Other General Warnings
- You experience extreme hunger, headache, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, restlessness, aggression, reduced alertness and reaction time, confusion, shakiness, dizziness. These could be signs of low blood sugar. If you have any of these, immediately have sugar or sweet juice....
- You are suffering from severe liver disease or kidney disease.
- You have G6PD deficiency, and Glimepiride can cause hemolytic anaemia (destruction of red blood cells).
Mode of Action of Glimer 1 MG
How Does It Work?
- Your pancreas produces a hormone called insulin. Insulin moves sugar (glucose) from the blood into the cells, which then uses it as fuel for energy.
- In Type 2 diabetes, your body doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t utilize insulin properly, so the sugar is not able to enter the cells and stays in your bloodstream.
- Glimepiride increases the amount of insulin released from your pancreas. This insulin then lowers your blood sugar levels.
Directions for Use of Glimer 1 MG
Interactions of Glimer 1 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Sometimes Glimer Tablet may interact with other medicines or vice versa. Therefore, discuss with your doctor all the medicines, supplements or herbal preparations you are taking.
- Especially if you are on certain medications like antibiotics such as fluconazole, painkiller like aspirin, other antidiabetic medicines like Metformin or Insulin, anticoagulants like warfarin, anti-hypertensives like ramipril, Lisinopril, anti-gout medicines such as allopurinol etc....
- Other medicines that should be used with caution are anti-hypertensives such as propranolol, which may increase the risk of excessive fall in blood sugar levels. They may also hide sure signs of low blood sugar....
Interactions with food items
Storage and disposal of Glimer 1 MG
- Store in a cool dry place. Protect it from moisture.
- Keep it away from the children and pets.
Dosage of Glimer 1 MG
- Overdose can cause low blood sugar levels which can cause nausea, vomiting, restlessness, tremor, visual disturbances, sleepiness, coma.
- Immediately consume some sugar or sugar-containing drink. If the person has fainted, do not give food or drink.
- You must seek immediate emergency medical care if you suspect an overdose.
Missed a Dose
- If you missed any dose take it as soon as you remember.
- If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule.
- Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for a missed one.
- Taking a dual dose can lead to a dangerous fall in blood glucose level.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Which blood tests should I do to check if my diabetes is under control?
- You may do tests like fasting blood glucose, post-meal blood glucose (postprandial blood glucose), HbA1C.
- It is advisable to do tests like kidney/ renal function test, liver function test, and eye test, at least once a year as diabetes is known to affect your eyes, liver and even kidneys.
Q: What diet should I follow along with the Glimer Tablet?
- Diet should include chapatis, multigrain bread, rice with vegetables, sprouts, roasted grams, plain cooked dal, soups, steamed vegetables, vegetables cooked with less oil, jamun berry, orange, guava, apple, watermelon, papaya, cow’s milk, curd, thin buttermilk, fish (grilled, baked or steamed), peanuts, cashew nuts, walnuts (handful)....
- Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily.
- A diet should be high in fibre, low in fat with adequate protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
- Avoid maida, white bread, potato, noodles, corn flakes, poori, biryani, naan, fried rice, etc.
- Avoid cream soups, carrot juice, deep-fried vegetables, packaged food.
Q: My blood sugar drops quite often. What should I do?
- Talk to your doctor about these frequent episodes of low blood glucose, if need be your doctor may decrease the dose of your medicine or change its timing.
- Have your meals at fixed schedules, never skip or delay your meals.
- Do not drastically change your diet unless told by your doctor or dietician.
- Avoid excessive intake of alcohol.
- Do not over exercise.
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