Glycomet Gp 1mg Tablet
Glycomet Gp 1mg Tablet
Glycomet Gp 1mg Tablet
Glycomet Gp 1mg Tablet
Glycomet Gp 1mg Tablet
Glycomet Gp 1mg Tablet

Glycomet Gp 1mg Tablet

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Medical Description

Glycomet-GP 1 tablet is an oral anti-diabetic medicine. It contains glimepiride and metformin as its active ingredient. It is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, a condition where bloo...
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ContainsGlimepiride(1.0 Mg),Metformin(500.0 Mg)
UsesType 2 Diabetes mellitus
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, low blood sugar
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Uses of Glycomet Gp 1mg Tablet

Glycomet-GP 1 tablet 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.

Contraindications of Glycomet Gp 1mg Tablet

  • 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 Tablet

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Low blood sugar level

Precautions and Warnings of Glycomet Gp 1mg Tablet


Can I take Glycomet-GP 1 tablet during pregnancy?
Avoid taking Glycomet-GP 1 tablet during pregnancy as there is a risk of harm to the unborn baby. Inform the doctor if you are planning a pregnancy. He might suggest other alternatives.

Breast Feeding

Can I take a Glycomet-GP 1 tablet while breastfeeding?
There is little safety information available, so avoid taking Glycomet-GP 1 tablet while breastfeeding. The doctor may prefer an alternate medicine while nursing a newborn /premature infant.


Can I drive after consuming the Glycomet-GP 1 tablet?
  • 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.


Can I consume alcohol while taking Glycomet-GP 1 tablet?
  • 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

Talk to your doctor if
  • 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...
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  • 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 Tablet

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 passes sugar (glucose) from the blood into the cells.
  • Metformin decreases the absorption in the intestine and the production of sugar in the liver.
  • 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 Tablet

Take as directed by the doctor. Swallow as a whole with a glass of water, with meals. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine. Take at a fixed time every day for optimal results. Avoid consuming more t...
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Interactions of Glycomet Gp 1mg Tablet

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, ...
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  • 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 t...
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  • Medicines like anti-allergic (ranitidine), clonidine, reserpine and medicines used to treat high blood pressure like atenolol alter the way the medicine works and may block the body's response to low ...
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  • 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 Tablet

  • Store Glycomet-GP 1 tablets 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 Tablet


  • 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...
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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.

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Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What diet should I follow?

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

Q: What should I avoid being a diabetic patient?

  • Avoid shopping when you are hungry. You end up buying oily and fried food.
  • Avoid overeating.
  • Avoid using maida, white bread, potato, noodles, corn flakes, poori, biryani, naan, fried rice, etc.
  • Stop having daals with ghee, deep-fried pulses.
  • Avoid using cream soups, carrot juice, deep-fried vegetables, vegetable curries with excess oil.

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 me...
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  • 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.

Q: When can I take the Glycomet-GP 1 tablet?

A: Take Glycomet-GP 1 tablet as prescribed by the doctor for the prescribed duration. Take with food, as a whole, with a glass of water. Avoid skipping meals as well as medicine.

Q: What is the composition of Glycomet GP1?

A: The composition of Glycomet GP1 includes- glimepiride and metformin as its active components.

Q: When should I take Glycomet GP1?

A: Glycomet GP 1 should preferably be taken with food to avoid stomach upset or as advised by the doctor.

Q: Does Glycomet GP 1 cause weight gain?

A: Glycomet GP 1 tablet may cause weight gain. However, the frequency is unknown.

Q: What is the dose of Glycomet GP 1?

A: The doctor will decide the specific dose for a specific duration depending upon the severity of the condition. If you do not feel any improvement, then consult the doctor but do not take it continuously. Also do not stop or modify the dose on your own without consulting a doctor.

Q: What is the difference between Glycomet GP 1 and Glycomet GP 2 tablets?

A: Both Glycomet GP 1 and Glycomet GP 2 tablets contain a combination of glimepiride and metformin and are used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus; when diet, exercise and glimepiride or metformin alone are not able to control the blood sugar levels adequately. The only difference between these two medicines is that Glycomet GP 2 contains a higher strength of glimepiride. You should only take medicine prescribed by your doctor as the same shall be based on your diagnosis, medical history and test results.
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