Glimestar 1mg Tablet
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Glimestar 1mg Tab, classified as an anti-diabetic medicine, is used to control blood sugar levels and helps in preventing long term complications related to diabetes.
Uses of Glimestar 1mg Tab
Physicians prescribe Glimestar 1mg Tab for treating type 2 diabetes.
Contraindications of Glimestar 1mg Tab
- If you are allergic to glimepiride or other sulfonylureas
- If you have type 1 diabetes
- If you have diabetic ketoacidosis
- If you are diagnosed with kidney or liver disease
Side effects of Glimestar 1mg Tab
- Glimestar 1mg Tab side effects include lowering of blood sugar (confusion, dizziness, sleepiness, sweating, headache, weakness and unconsciousness)
- Mood changes
- Allergic reaction
- Abnormal liver function
- Low platelet counts
- Low sodium levels (hyponatremia)
Precautions and Warnings of Glimestar 1mg Tab
Can I take Glimestar 1mg Tab during pregnancy?
Glimestar 1mg Tab should not be taken during pregnancy.
Can I take Glimestar 1mg Tab while breastfeeding?
It is not advised to use it while breastfeeding as it can pass into the breast milk; however, if your doctor prescribes the medicine, then look for the signs of low glucose levels in your baby such as irritability, sleepiness, fits and low body temperature.
Can I drive if I have consumed Glimestar 1mg Tab?
As it can cause symptoms such as drowsiness or confusion, its better to avoid driving while taking Glimestar 1mg Tab. If you have frequent episodes of hypoglycaemia, then you should keep a juice or chocolate in your car.
Can I consume alcohol with Glimestar 1mg Tab?
Alcohol should not be taken on an empty stomach as it can lower the blood sugar.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Before taking Glimestar 1mg Tab, you should inform your doctor about your medical history. You should also inform your healthcare provider if you have G6PD deficiency or kidney disease.
Mode of Action of Glimestar 1mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Pancreas release insulin, which moves glucose from blood to cells, where it is used as a source of energy. In type 2 diabetes, the body is not able to produce insulin or cannot use it properly; therefore, the glucose remains in the blood and is not used by cells. Glimestar 1mg Tab increases the amount of insulin that is released by pancreas; thus, it helps in lowering your blood sugar levels.
Directions for Use of Glimestar 1mg Tab
Always take Glimestar 1mg Tab dosage as per your physician's description. You should not alter the dose by yourself and confirm its usage by the pharmacist. You should drink plenty of water and remain hydrated. You should not stop taking the medicine before your prescribed duration.
Interactions of Glimestar 1mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Glimestar 1mg Tab can react with certain other medicines such as beta blockers, antibiotics, antifungals, clofibrate, disopyramide, fenfluramine, insulin, metformin, antidepressants, NSAIDs and other antidiabetic medications. They can cause reduction in blood sugar levels, whereas some other medicines such as diuretics, steroids, oestrogens, hormonal contraceptives and thyroid supplements can increase the blood sugar levels.
Interactions with food items
There is no relevant information.
Other general Interactions
There is no relevant information.
Storage and disposal of Glimestar 1mg Tab
You should store the medicine at room temperature, and it should not come in direct contact with sunlight, heat or moisture. You should keep it away from the reach of children and not use expired products in any case. You should discard the products as soon it gets expired.
Dosage of Glimestar 1mg Tab
Overdosing can cause lowering of blood sugar levels and you should consume sugar or sugar containing drinks in such conditions. If it causes fainting, you should immediately seek medical help.
Missed a Dose
You should not panic in case you miss any dose. You should take it as soon as you remember. If it is the time for the next dose, then continue with it and skip the missed dose. You should not take a double dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What information should you give to your doctor before taking Glimestar 1mg Tab?
A: Before taking Glimestar 1mg Tab, you should inform your doctor about your medical history. You should tell your healthcare provider if you have G6PD deficiency or kidney disease.
Q: Is it safe to use Glimestar 1mg Tab during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
A: It is not recommended to take Glimestar 1mg Tab during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Q: Are there any dietary restrictions?
A: It is advised to follow a strict diabetic and exercise regimen for the overall control of the disease.
Q: What are the common symptoms of hypoglycaemia?
A: Some common symptoms are hunger, sleepiness, drowsiness, headache, nausea, vomiting, restlessness, mental confusion and aggression.
Q: What needs to be done if you experience symptoms of hypoglycaemia?
A: You should immediately consume sugar or a sugar-containing drink. You should seek medical help if you faint or feel like fainting.
Last Updated on: 18 Aug 2020 | 05:31 AM (IST)
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