Glimy 4mg Tablet
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This medicine consists of Glimepiride, which belongs to the anti-diabetic (sulfonylurea) class of medicines.
Uses of Glimy 4mg Tab
The uses of Glimy 4mg Tab include control of blood sugar levels and prevention of the long term complications of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Contraindications of Glimy 4mg Tab
- Allergy (hypersensitivity) to glimepiride or other sulfonylureas
- Type 1 diabetes
- A complication of diabetes called diabetic ketoacidosis
- Severe kidney or liver disease
Side effects of Glimy 4mg Tab
The side effects of Glimy 4mg Tab include low blood sugar, confusion, anxiety, light-headedness or dizziness, sweating, sleepiness, headaches, weakness or fatigue, unconsciousness and mood changes. Allergic reactions may include difficulty in breathing and swallowing, swelling of the throat or tongue and rashes. The abnormal liver functions include yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), itchy skin, dark coloured urine, pale or tar-coloured stool, low blood cell or platelet counts, which can lead to infections and bruising or bleeding. Low sodium levels (hyponatremia) and Syndrome Of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion (SIADH). In SIADH, your body is unable to get rid of excess water. This leads to lower sodium levels in your blood (hyponatremia) which can lead to nausea, vomiting, headache, confusion, loss of energy and fatigue
Precautions and Warnings of Glimy 4mg Tab
Can I take Glimy 4mg Tab during pregnancy?
This medicine should not be taken during pregnancy. Kindly consult your doctor.
Can I take Glimy 4mg Tab while breastfeeding?
This medicine may pass into breast milk, and should not be taken during breastfeeding. If your doctor has prescribed it for you, monitor your breastfed baby for signs of low blood glucose level such as irritability, sleepiness, poor feeding, fits and low body temperature.
Can I drive if I have consumed Glimy 4mg Tab?
This medicine can cause low blood sugar levels, which can lead to drowsiness, unconsciousness and confusion. These can be dangerous while driving. Consult your doctor whether you can drive a car if you have frequent episodes of low blood sugar. Keep juice or chocolate in the car when driving. If you start feeling any of the above symptoms of hypoglycaemia, immediately have the juice or chocolate.
Can I consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
Alcohol can worsen the effects of this medicine because it increases the risk for low blood sugar if taken on an empty stomach.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Discuss with your doctor before taking this medicine if you have G6PD deficiency as this medicine can cause haemolytic anaemia (destruction of red blood cells). This medicine can reduce blood glucose can cause symptoms such as extreme hunger, headache, nausea, vomiting, sluggishness, sleepiness, restlessness, aggression, reduced alertness and reaction time, confusion, shakiness and dizziness. If you have any of these immediately have sugar or sweet juice. Risk factors for low blood glucose levels are missing your meals, excessive exercise, certain medicines, having more dose of this medicine than prescribed by your doctor.
Mode of Action of Glimy 4mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Insulin transports sugar (glucose) from the blood into the cells, where it is used as fuel for energy. In type 2 diabetes, the body does not produce enough insulin or utilize it appropriately; therefore, the sugar does not enter the cells and remains in the bloodstream. This medicine increases the amount of insulin released from the pancreas, thus lowering the blood sugar levels.
Directions for Use of Glimy 4mg Tab
Use as directed by your doctor
Interactions of Glimy 4mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Many drugs are known to interact with Glimy 4mg Tab. Hence, any drug that is being taken by the patient must be reported. Beta-blockers (e.g., propranolol) pose the risk of excessive fall in blood sugar levels. They may 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 drugs (e.g., ibuprofen) and other antidiabetic medications cause excessive fall in sugar levels. Steroids, diuretics, oestrogens, hormonal contraceptives (i.e., birth control pills) or thyroid supplements (e.g., levothyroxine) may decrease the effectiveness of this medicine resulting in high blood sugar levels.
Interactions with food items
There is limited relevant information for this product.
Other general Interactions
Glimy 4mg Tab is not recommended for patients with heart, liver or kidney diseases.
Storage and disposal of Glimy 4mg Tab
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Keep out of reach of children.
Dosage of Glimy 4mg Tab
Blood sugar levels may become too low. Immediately consume some sugar or sugar-containing drink. If the person has fainted, do not give any food or drink. Consult the doctor immediately.
Missed a Dose
If you missed any dose take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next Glimy 4mg Tab dosage, skip the missed dose. Do not take an extra dose of medicine to compensate for a missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can the use of this medicine be stopped immediately?
A: No, you cannot stop taking this medicine abruptly without discussing with your doctor.
Q: How long should this medicine be taken?
A: You should complete the course of Glimy 4mg Tab as advised by your doctor.
Q: Is this medicine addictive?
A: There is no evidence to confirm that this medicine is addictive.
Q: Is it safe to consume Glimy 4mg Tab?
A: It is important to consult with the doctor before taking this medicine.
Q: Does this medicine cause weight gain?
A: This medicine may cause weight gain. Kindly monitor your diet strictly and avoid skipping your meal.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 05:48 PM (IST)
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