Glycomet Gp 1mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Glycomet Gp 1mg Strip Of 15 Tablets Description
Glycomet-GP 1 Tablet is an anti-diabetic medicine. It contains glimepiride and metformin as its active ingredient. It is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus along with a healthy diet a
d regular exercise. Type 2 diabetes is a health condition in which your cells don’t respond normally to insulin. Insulin is a hormone that regulates how your body utilises sugar. This leads to increased blood sugar that can further lead to serious health conditions. This medicine works by increasing insulin production and restoring the natural response of the body to insulin. This not only controls your blood sugar levels but also reduces the risk of other health conditions associated with increased blood sugar. Glycomet-GP 1 tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. While taking this medicine it is essential to make certain lifestyle modifications such as consuming a healthy and balanced diet, staying active, quitting smoking and regularly checking your blood sugar. This may help to manage your diabetes and improve your health. Before initiating the treatment with this medicine inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from.
Uses of Glycomet Gp 1mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Contraindications of Glycomet Gp 1mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
- If you are allergic to metformin, glimepiride or other ingredients of the Glycomet-GP 1 tablet.
- If you are pregnant or are breastfeeding.
- If you have kidney or liver failure.
- If you have metabolic acidosis (too much acid in the body fluids) like lactic acidosis, diabetic ketoacidosis or diabetic pre-coma.
- If you suffer from dehydration, severe infections, shock and injections containing iodine.
- If you have or had heart or lung failure, the incidence of heart attack and shock.
- If you are an alcoholic.
Side effects of Glycomet Gp 1mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
- Low blood sugar level
Precautions and Warnings of Glycomet Gp 1mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
- Glycomet-GP 1 tablet causes low blood sugar levels which leads to drowsiness, unconsciousness or confusion. It is dangerous while driving.
- Consult the doctor whether you can drive a car if you have frequent episodes of hypoglycemia.
- Keep a juice or chocolate in the car while driving, in case you start feeling the symptoms of hypoglycemia, have the juice or chocolate.
- Avoid artificial sweeteners.
- Avoid alcohol during treatment with Glycomet-GP 1 tablet.
- Alcohol alters the way medicine works. Avoid consuming alcohol on an empty stomach. Alcohol increases the risk of low blood sugar.
- Excessive consumption of alcohol while taking the medicine causes an increased risk of lactic acidosis.
Other General Warnings
- You suffer from hunger, headache, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, restlessness, aggression, reduced alertness, confusion, shakiness or dizziness. These could be signs of low blood sugar. If you have any of these, have sugar or sweet juice. Inform the doctor as you may need a change in the medicine's dose....
- You suffer from pins-and-needles sensation, numbness and weakness.
- You are undergoing a diagnostic imaging test that involves the injection of iodine.
- You suffer from dehydration due to diarrhoea, vomiting or limited fluid intake.
- You have suffered through trauma.
- You are undergoing surgery shortly.
- You have or had thyroid, kidney and liver disease.
- You skip meals or have irregular mealtimes.
- You suffer from weight gain (specific diet restriction may be suggested).
Mode of Action of Glycomet Gp 1mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
How Does It Work?
- Glycomet-GP 1 Tablet controls blood sugar to a greater extent than metformin or glimepiride alone.
- Glimepiride lowers the blood sugar level and increases the release of insulin from the pancreas. Insulin is a hormone that passes sugar (glucose) from the blood into the cells.
- Metformin works by restoring the natural response of the body to insulin and decreasing sugar production by the body.
- Both of these components increases the insulin sensitivity of the body (which allows the cells of the body to use blood glucose more effectively, reducing blood sugar).
Directions for Use of Glycomet Gp 1mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Interactions of Glycomet Gp 1mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Interactions with other medicines
- Some medicines affect the way the Glycomet-GP 1 tablet works, or the medicine itself reduces the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Inform the physician regarding the medicines, supplements or herbals you take or might take to avoid possible interaction.
- You may suffer from 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, Chloramphenicol, Fenfluramine, medicine to lower blood cholesterol (fibrates), medicine to treat depression (Fluoxetine), medicine to treat blood clotting like Coumarins, Cyclophosphamide, Miconazole, Probenecid, antibiotics like Clarithromycin, Doxycycline, Ofloxacin, etc....
- You may have symptoms of high blood sugar if you are taking oral contraceptives, Acetazolamide, water pill, Phenytoin, Rifampicin, medicines for constipation, Phenytoin, Rifampicin and medicines for thyroid disorders....
- Medicines like anti-allergic (ranitidine), clonidine, reserpine and medicines used to treat high blood pressure like atenolol alter the way the Glycomet gp1 works and may block the body's response to low blood sugar. This leads to dangerously low levels of blood sugar....
- Medicines like Diclofenac, Ibuprofen, Water pill, Enalapril may affect kidney functions if taken along with the medicine.
- Medicines used to treat thyroid affect the way the medicine works.
Storage and disposal of Glycomet Gp 1mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
- Store at room temperature in a dry place.
- Protect it from direct sunlight and moisture.
- Keep it away from children and pets.
Dosage of Glycomet Gp 1mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
- An overdose of Glycomet-GP 1 tablet may lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and lactic acidosis (Excessive lactic acid build-up).
- This results in headache, nausea, vomiting, sleep disturbances, restlessness, impaired alertness and reactions, depression, confusion, dizziness, etc.
- If you experience these symptoms, take glucose or juice or sugar-containing products (sugar candy) and contact the doctor or visit the nearest hospital as you may require close monitoring for the next few hours....
Missed a Dose
- A missed dose may lead to high blood sugar levels, which includes symptoms like feeling thirsty, excessive urination, loss of appetite, dry mouth, the fruity smell from breath, etc.
- If you have missed taking a dose of the Glycomet-GP 1 tablet, take it as soon as you remember.
- If it's time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular dose schedule.
- Avoid taking a double dose to compensate for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What kind of diet should I follow while on treatment with the Glycomet-GP 1 tablets?
- All varieties of cereals, dal/whole grams, vegetables, fruits should be incorporated into the daily diet.
- One ideal meal should preferably include a cereal, dal or lean meat, vegetables and milk products.
- Use minimal amount of oil in food preparations and a combination of different varieties of oil is better.
- Always include one fruit daily as a snack and avoid sugar and sweets as they contain high calories and fats which can lead to a rise in blood glucose.
- Do not skip or delay meals can cause glucose levels to go out of control. So having food at regular intervals consisting of 3 main meals and 1-2 snacks in-between will help to prevent this.
Q: How many tablets of the Glycomet-GP 1 tablet I should take in a day?
Q: How many times in a week I should exercise to maintain blood sugar levels?
Q: My blood sugar falls too often, what is the reason?
- Your blood sugar may fall if you skip meals, have irregular meal patterns, fasting, increase alcohol intake especially on an empty stomach or taking a double dose of the medicine. If you are taking medicines mentioned in the drug interaction section, inform the doctor....
- Take juice or sugar candy with you, in case of hypoglycemia like headache, irritability, drowsiness, reduced alertness or nausea, immediately have the juice or glucose. Avoid artificial sweeteners in this situation....
- If such episodes happen too often, inform the doctor as you may need a decrease in the dose of the medicine.
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