Glimestar 4mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
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Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S is classified as an anti-diabetic medicine. It is used to control blood sugar levels, and it helps in the prevention of long-term complications of diabetes. The composition Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S is Glimepiride.
Uses of Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S
Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S uses are for the remediation of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Contraindications of Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S
- 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 ailments.
Side effects of Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S
- Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S side effects causes lowering of blood sugar (confusion, dizziness, sleepiness, sweating, headache, weakness, unconsciousness), mood changes, allergic reactions, abnormal liver function, low platelet countsRead less
- and low sodium levels (hyponatremia).
Precautions and Warnings of Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S
Can I take Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S during pregnancy?
This medication is not advised to be taken during pregnancy.
Can I take Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S while breastfeeding?
It is not advised to use this medication while breastfeeding as it can pass into breast milk to which there are no reported studies demonstrating the ill effects. 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. However, alternatives should be considered in place of this medication.
Can I drive if I have consumed Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S?
As this medicine can cause symptoms such as drowsiness or confusion, it is better to avoid driving. If you have frequent episodes of hypoglycaemia, then keep a juice or chocolate in your car and consume them on the occurrence of low blood sugar symptoms.
Can I consume alcohol with Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S?
Alcohol should not be taken on an empty stomach (during the course of this medication) as it can lower the blood sugar.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Before taking Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S, inform your doctor about your medical history. Tell your healthcare provider if you have G6PD deficiency or kidney disease.
Mode of Action of Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S
How Does It Work?
Pancreas release insulin that moves glucose from blood to cells where it is used as an energy fuel. In type 2 diabetes, the body becomes ineffective in the proper production or utilisation of insulin. As a result, the glucose remains and gets stuck in the blood stream and is not utilised by cells for their respective function. Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S increases the amount of insulin which is released by pancreas. Thus, it helps in lowering the blood sugar levels.
Directions for Use of Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S
Always take this medicine as per the prescription of your physician. Do not alter or stop the dose by yourself before your prescribed duration. You can confirm its usage by pharmacist. Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.
Interactions of Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S
Interactions with other medicines
Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S 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. 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 available for this medicine.
Other general Interactions
There is no relevant information available for this medicine.
Storage and disposal of Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S
The medicine needs to be stored at the room temperature and away from sunlight, heat, moisture and the reach of children. Do not use expired products in any case. Discard the products as soon it gets expired by proper disposal methods referred by your pharmacist.
Dosage of Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S
Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S overdose can cause lowering of blood sugar levels. In such conditions, consume sugar or sugar-containing drinks. If the overdose causes fainting, seek medical help immediately.
Missed a Dose
You should not panic if miss any dose. It can be taken as soon as you recall it. If it is the time for the upcoming dose, then the missed dose can be skipped and the regular schedule be followed. Do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What information should you give to your doctor before taking Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S?
A: Before taking Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S, it is mandatory to inform your doctor about your medical/surgical history. Also, inform your healthcare provider if you have G6PD deficiency or kidneys ailments.
Q: Is it safe to use Glimestar 4mg Tablet 10'S during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
A: This medication is not recommended to be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Q: Are there any dietary restrictions?
A: You are advised to follow a strict diabetics and exercise regimen (prescribed by a dietician/doctor) for the overall control of the disease.
Q: What are the common symptoms of hypoglycaemia?
A: Some common symptoms of hypoglycaemia are hunger, sleepiness, drowsiness, headache, nausea, vomiting, restlessness, mental confusion and aggression.
Q: What needs to be done if I experience symptoms of hypoglycaemia after consuming the medication?
A: Sugar or sugar-containing drinks should be immediately consumed in that case. Medical help is advised in the case of fainting.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 10:51 AM (IST)
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