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Glinorm M 2mg Tablet

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By TAN HEALTH CARE PVT LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
MRP 45.00*
Inclusive of all taxes
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Metformin(500.0 Mg) + Glimepiride(2.0 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-DIABETIC

Medical Description

Glinorm M 2mg Tab contains a combination of Glimepiride and Metformin, an anti-diabetic medicine.
    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
uses

Uses of Glinorm M 2mg Tab

This medicine is used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus; when diet, exercise and Glimepiride or Metformin alone is not able to control the blood sugar levels adequately.
contraindications

Contraindications of Glinorm M 2mg Tab

  • If you are allergic to metformin, glimepiride or any of the ingredient of this medicine
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • If you have serious kidney failure or liver failure
  • If you have any metabolic acidosis (too much acid in the body fluids) like lactic acidosis, diabetic ketoacidosis or diabetic pre-coma
  • If you have dehydration, severe infections, shock and injections containing iodine
  • If you have had heart or lung failure, recent incidence of heart attack and shock
  • If you are alcoholic.
sideEffects

Side effects of Glinorm M 2mg Tab

  • Metabolic disorders: weight gain, low blood sugar level which can cause headache, sweating, nausea, wet skin, anxiety and restlessness
  • Stomach disorders: vomiting, nausea, diarrhoea, stomach pain, loss of taste sensation, metallic taste and stomach discomfort (pressure and fullness)
  • Heart disorders: High blood pressure, irregular heart rhythm, chest pain (arrhythmias)
  • Skin disorders: Allergic skin reactions like rashes, itching, red bumps on the skin and sometimes hair loss, in case of progressive skin allergy, inform the doctor immediately, it might lead to shock
  • Eye disorders: Temporary visual disturbances
  • Blood disorders: Changes in blood cell count, anemia
  • Others: Difficulty in breathing, decrease in vitamin B12 levels alter brain function and light sensitivity.
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Glinorm M 2mg Tab

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Glinorm M 2mg Tab during pregnancy?
A:
  • It is advisable not to use this medicine during pregnancy as this medicine may harm your unborn baby
  • If you have diabetes and happen to be pregnant, your doctor may shift you from this medicine to insulin injections
  • Inform your doctor if you are planning a pregnancy or are pregnant.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Glinorm M 2mg Tab while breastfeeding?
A:
  • It is advisable not to breastfeed during the treatment with this medicine as it may harm the baby
  • Consult your doctor for more information on the use of this medicine while breastfeeding.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Glinorm M 2mg Tab?
A:
  • It can cause low blood sugar levels which can lead to drowsiness, unconsciousness or confusion. These can be dangerous while driving
  • Consult your doctor whether you can drive a car if you have frequent episodes of hypoglycemia
  • Keep a juice or chocolate in the car close to you while driving, in case you start feeling any of the above symptoms of hypoglycemia, immediately have the juice or chocolate
  • Note that artificial sweeteners are not of any use in such scenarios.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Glinorm M 2mg Tab?
A:
  • It is advisable not to consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine
  • Alcohol alters the way this medicine works
  • Be cautious not to consume alcohol on an empty stomach. Alcohol increases the risk of low blood sugar
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol when taking this medicine can cause serious complication known as ketoacidosis.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience extreme hunger, headache, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, restlessness, aggression, reduced alertness, confusion, shakiness or dizziness. These could be signs of low blood sugar. If you h...
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  • You are experiencing pins-and-needles sensation, numbness and weakness
  • You are going to have a diagnostic imaging test which involves injection of iodine
  • You have dehydration due to diarrhoea, vomiting or limited fluid intake
  • You have suffered through trauma
  • You have to undergo surgery in the near future
  • You have serious kidney and liver problems
  • You have thyroid disorder
  • You are overweight (specific diet restriction may be suggested).
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Glinorm M 2mg Tab

How Does It Work?

  • This combination is known to control blood sugar to a greater extent than metformin or glimepiride alone Glimiperide lowers the blood sugar level increasing release of insulin hormone from pancreas
  • Insulin moves sugar (glucose) from the blood into the cells
  • Metformin decreases the absorption in the intestine and production of sugar by the liver
  • Both of these components are known to increase the insulin sensitivity of the body (allows the cells of the body to use blood glucose more effectively, reducing blood sugar).
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Glinorm M 2mg Tab

It should be consumed as a whole without chewing or crushing with a sufficient amount of water with food.
interactions

Interactions of Glinorm M 2mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • You may have symptoms of low blood sugar if you are taking other medicines for diabetes like Insulin, Pioglitazone, medicines for high blood pressure (ACE inhibitors like Captopril), Steroids, Chloram...
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  • You may have symptoms of high blood sugar if you are taking oral contraceptives, Acetazolamide, water pill, Phenytoid, Rifampicin, medicines for constipation, Phenytoin, Rifampicin and medicines for t...
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  • Medicines like anti-allergic (ranitidine), clonidine, reserpine and medicines used to treat high blood pressure like atenolol can alter the way this medicine works and may block your body's response t...
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  • Medicines like Diclofenac, Ibuprofen, Water pill, Enalapril may affect your kidney functions if taken along with this medicine
  • Medicines used to treat thyroid can affect the way this medicine works.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Glinorm M 2mg Tab

  • Store at room temperature in a dry place
  • Protect it from moisture
  • Keep out of the reach of children.
dosage

Dosage of Glinorm M 2mg Tab

Overdose

  • Overdose of this medicine may lead to severe hypoglycemia and lactic acidosis (Excessive lactic acid build-up) & (low blood sugar)
  • This can result in headache, nausea, vomiting, sleep disturbances, restlessness, impaired alertness and reactions, depression, confusion, dizziness etc.
  • If you experience these, immediately take glucose or juice or sugar-containing products (Sugar candy)
  • Contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital as you may require close monitoring for the next few hours.

Missed a Dose

  • Missed dose may lead to high blood sugar levels, which includes symptoms like feeling thirsty, excessive urination, loss of appetite, drowsiness, fruity smell from breath etc.
  • If you missed any dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember
  • If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule
  • Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What diet should I follow?

  • A diet should be high in fibre, low in fat with adequate protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals
  • Maintain the regular meal timings and try to have soups and salads
  • Diet should include boiled, steamed, or baked food
  • Ensure moderate use of edible oils (groundnut oil, olive oil), very less use of ghee and butter
  • Drink at least 8-10 glass of water daily
  • Carry fruit or low calorie high fibre biscuits while travelling

Q: What should I avoid being a diabetic patient?

  • Do not shop when you are hungry. You could be tempted to buy oily and fried food
  • Avoid overeating
  • Avoid maida, white bread, potato, noodles, corn flakes, poori, biryani, naan, fried rice, etc
  • Stop having daals with ghee, deep-fried pulses
  • Avoid cream soups, carrot juice, deep-fried vegetables, vegetable curries with excess oil.

Q: My blood sugar falls too often, what could be the reason?

  • Avoid skipping meals, fasting, too much alcohol intake, taking alcohol on an empty stomach and taking double dose
  • If you are taking any medicines mentioned in the drug interaction section, you need to inform your doctor
  • Always keep a juice or sugar candy with you, in case you experience symptoms of hypoglycemia like headache, irritability, drowsiness, reduced alertness or nausea, immediately have the juice or glucose...
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  • Do not have artificial sweeteners in this situation
  • If such episodes happen too often, inform your doctor as you may need a decrease in the dose of this medicine.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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