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Glucosafe 5mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Glucosafe 5 MG Description

Glucosafe Tablet is an anti-diabetic medicine containing glibenclamide (also known as glyburide) as its active ingredient. It is used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. While taking this medicine you

should be cautious of your diet and should also exercise regularly. Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers must not use Glucosafe. This medicine is not recommended for use in children and adolescents. It should be taken as directed by the doctor and in the correct doses and for the exact duration as prescribed. It should be taken just before or with food. Do not stop taking this medicine unless asked to do so by the doctor. Before using Glucosafe Tablet, inform the doctor about your detailed medical history.

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Product Summary

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ContainsGlibenclamide / Glyburide(5.0 Mg)
UsesType 2 diabetes mellitus
Side effectsHeadache, dizziness, nausea, low blood sugar level
TherapyANTI-DIABETIC
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uses

Uses of Glucosafe 5 MG

Glucosafe Tablet is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
contraindications

Contraindications of Glucosafe 5 MG

  • If you are allergic to Glibenclamide or any other ingredients of Glucosafe Tablet.
  • If you have problems with your liver or kidney.
  • If you have type 1 diabetes.
  • If you are in a diabetic coma.
  • If you are suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis (symptoms include fatigue, nausea, frequent urination and muscle stiffness).
  • If you are pregnant, think you may be or are breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking a medicine called bosentan to treat your high blood pressure.
sideEffects

Side effects of Glucosafe 5 MG

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Low blood sugar level
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Glucosafe 5 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Glucosafe Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Glucosafe Tablet must not be used during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or think you may be or are planning for a baby, you should consult your doctor before starting this medicine.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Glucosafe Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Glibenclamide may pass into breast milk, thus Glucosafe Tablet should not be used while breastfeeding.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed the Glucosafe Tablet?
A:
  • Glucosafe Tablet is known to cause low blood sugar levels, which can impair your driving ability.
  • Always keep sugar, juice or a bar of chocolate in your car with you while driving.
  • In case you experience any of the symptoms of low blood glucose levels like dizziness, drowsiness, visual disturbances and sweating, stop driving immediately and have sugar/ juice.
  • Do not consume sugar free products at such episodes.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Glucosafe Tablet?
A:
It is unsafe to consume alcohol while on treatment with Glucosafe Tablet. Alcohol lowers blood sugar which can be dangerous and can also alter the action of this medicine.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have problems with your heart, liver or kidneys
  • You have problems with your adrenal or pituitary glands
  • You are schedules to have a surgery or operation
  • You develop fever or infection
  • You consume alcohol on regular basis
  • You have a blood enzyme deficiency (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency).
  • You are above 60 years old
  • You should let the doctor, or the laboratory person know that you are using this medicine while going for a lab test, as this medicine may interfere with the lab tests.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless told to do so by your doctor.
  • Glucosafe Tablet is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years old.
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Mode of Action of Glucosafe 5 MG

How Does It Work?

Glibenclamide in Glucosafe Tablet works by stimulating the release of insulin from your pancreas, thus reducing your blood sugar levels.
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Directions for Use of Glucosafe 5 MG

Glucosafe Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It should be taken with food. It would be best if you ...
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interactions

Interactions of Glucosafe 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Glucosafe Tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interactions.
  • Especially, if you are taking medicines to treat your blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, high cholesterol levels, mental health problems, cancer, thyroid problems, gout, tuberculosis, fits, inf...
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  • Other medicines like pentoxifylline, oestrogen, progestogen, laxatives should be used with caution along with Glucosafe Tablet.
  • You should let the doctor or the laboratory person know that you are using Glucosafe Tablet while going for a lab test, as this medicine may interfere with the lab tests.

Interactions with food items

Glucosafe Tablet should be taken just before or with your meal to reduce its side effects.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Glucosafe 5 MG

  • Glucosafe Tablets should be stored at room temperature protected from moisture and heat.
  • Keep them out of reach and sight of children and pets.
  • Do not use expired or damaged medicines.
  • Discard any unused medicine properly, do not flush in the toilet or throw it into the drain.
dosage

Dosage of Glucosafe 5 MG

Overdose

  • An overdose of Glucosafe Tablet may lead to low blood sugar levels (symptoms include nausea, vomiting, restlessness, shakiness, visual disturbances, sleepiness) and coma.
  • Immediately consume some sugar or sugar-containing drink.
  • Do not give the person any food or drink if the person is unconscious.
  • Seek medical attention in case you have consumed too much of this medicine.

Missed a Dose

In case you’ve missed taking any dose of the Glucosafe Tablet, take it as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Avoid taking a double dose of this...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is Glucosafe Tablet?

A: Glucosafe Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Q: What food items should I include in my diet?

  • A diet high in fibre, low in fat with adequate protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
  • Diet should include boiled, steamed or baked food.
  • Ensure moderate use of edible oils (groundnut oil, olive oil).
  • Maintain the regular meal timings and try to have 2-3 healthy snacks between meals like soups and salads.

Q: What foods should I avoid eating, being a diabetic patient?

  • Avoid eating oily and fried food.
  • Avoid cream soups, carrot juice, deep-fried vegetables, vegetable curries with excess oil.
  • Avoid white bread, potato, noodles, corn flakes, biryani, naan, fried rice, etc.
  • Avoid cheese, milkshakes, ice creams.
  • Try to avoid pork, beef, soft drinks, sugarcane juice, sweetened health drinks and beverages.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol and smoking.

Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before taking Glucosafe Tablet?

  • Inform the doctor about your detailed medical & surgical history.
  • Inform your doctor if you have heart, liver or kidney diseases.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to have a baby.
  • Glucosafe Tablet may interact with other medicines, hence, inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines including supplements or herbal products. Also, inform your doctor if you are stoppi...
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Q: When is the best time to take Glucosafe?

A: Glucosafe Tablet should be taken just before or with your meal. Do not skip meals while taking this medicine. Take your dose at the same time each day for maximum results.

Q: What are the side effects of Glucosafe Tablet?

A: Headache, dizziness, nausea and low blood sugar level are a few common side effects of Glucosafe Tablet. However, these symptoms are usually mild and resolve on their own. Also, it is not important that everyone experience the same.
Last Updated on: 23 May 2022 | 10:29 PM (IST)
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