Glimisave 1mg Tablet
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Glimisave 1mg Tab is a second-generation sulfonylurea (SU) class of medicine containing Glimepiride and is used for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Uses of Glimisave 1mg Tab
Uses of Glimisave 1mg Tab include treating type 2 diabetes mellitus by improving blood glucose levels and preventing long term complications
Contraindications of Glimisave 1mg Tab
Glimisave 1mg Tab is not meant for patients with allergy (hypersensitivity) to glimepiride or other sulfonylureas, type 1 diabetes, a complication of diabetes called diabetic ketoacidosis and severe kidney or liver disease
Side effects of Glimisave 1mg Tab
Glimisave 1mg Tab may cause side effects because of low blood sugar, which leads to confusion, anxiety, sleepiness, lightheadedness, dizziness, headaches, sweating, weakness or fatigue, unconsciousness or mood changes, like irritability.
Precautions and Warnings of Glimisave 1mg Tab
Can I take Glimisave 1mg Tab during pregnancy?
Glimisave 1mg Tab should not be taken during pregnancy.
Can I take this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
This medicine may pass into breast milk and should not be taken during breastfeeding. If you are on Glimepiride (prescribed by a physician), then monitor your breastfed baby for signs of low blood glucose level such as irritability, sleepiness, poor feeding, fits, low body temperature.
Can I drive if I have consumed Glimisave 1mg Tab?
This tablet may lead to low blood sugar levels, especially if consumed on empty stomach or after skipped meals. This can lead to drowsiness, unconsciousness, confusion and can be dangerous while driving. Consult your doctor whether you can drive a car if you have frequent episodes of hypoglycemia. Keep a box of juice or chocolate in the car close to you when driving, in case you start feeling any symptoms of hypoglycemia, immediately have the juice or chocolate.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Consumption of alcohol on an empty stomach increases the risk of low blood sugar.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
If you have low blood sugar, kidney disease or G6PD deficiency, discuss these complications with your doctor.
Mode of Action of Glimisave 1mg Tab
How Does It Work?
The pancreas secretes insulin, which is a hormone responsible for the movement of sugar (glucose) from the blood into the cells as fuel. In type 2 diabetes, our organs do not produce sufficient insulin or even utilize the insulin produced. Hence, the sugar cannot enter the cells and remains in your bloodstream. Glimisave 1mg Tab helps increase the amount of insulin released from your pancreas, which then lowers your blood sugar levels.
Directions for Use of Glimisave 1mg Tab
This medicine is generally taken before breakfast or first main meal of the day.
Interactions of Glimisave 1mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Many medicines are known to interact with Glimisave 1mg Tab like beta-blockers (e.g., propranolol) which pose the risk of excessive fall in blood sugar levels and also hide certain signs of low blood sugar. Some antibiotics, antifungals, clofibrate, disopyramide, fenfluramine, fluoxetine, insulin, metformin, antidepressants of the class monoamine oxidase inhibitors, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (e.g., ibuprofen) and other antidiabetic medications cause excessive fall in sugar levels. Steroids, diuretics, estrogens, hormonal contraceptives (i.e., birth control pills), or thyroid supplements (e.g., levothyroxine) may decrease glimepiride's effectiveness, resulting in high blood sugar.
Interactions with food items
There is no significant data on its interaction with food
Other general Interactions
This medicine can increase the risk of heart and heart related diseases
Storage and disposal of Glimisave 1mg Tab
Talk to your doctor about safe disposal. Store it away from direct moisture or sunlight, and away from the reach of children.
Dosage of Glimisave 1mg Tab
If Glimisave 1mg Tab dose is consumed beyond the recommended amount, blood sugar levels may become too low. Immediately consume some sugar or sugar-containing drink. If the person has fainted, do not give them any food or drink. Report the case to your nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
If you missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, the missed dose should not be taken. Do not take an extra dose of medicine to compensate for a missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What time of day should I take the tablet?
A: Normally taken with breakfast once daily
Q: Does this medicine make you sleepy?
- The chance of low blood sugar may be higher when the medication is used with other medicines for high blood sugar (diabetes). Signs may be dizziness, headache, drowsiness, feeling weak, shaking, a fast heartbeat, confusion, hunger, or sweating.read less
Q: What happens if I stop taking this medicine ?
A: The medicine helps control blood sugar but does not cure diabetes. Hence, it is important to take Glimisave 1mg Tab even if you feel better. Stop the medicine only if the doctor suggests so.
Q: Is this medicine safe for elders?
A: As per research, this medicine has not been found to be ineffective for the elderly but an adjustment in dosage is required as older people tend to have age related kidney problems and low sugar.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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