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Dibizide M 5 mg/500 mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Micro Labs Ltd
Medicine composition: Glipizide, Metformin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: July 10, 2019

This medication is an oral medication for diabetes. It helps to keep your blood sugar level in check by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin. This medication is used along with exercise and diet in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

This medication is prescribed along with a healthy diet pattern and an exercise regimen. It is recommended to follow a healthy lifestyle to prevent any unwanted spikes in blood sugar. During the course of this medication, it is advisable to avoid alcohol. Alcohol tends to cause interference with diabetes treatment.

  • Allergy

  • Type I Diabetes Mellitus

  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medication lasts for 12-24 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medication can be observed within 30 minutes of oral administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication should be avoided by pregnant women unless suggested by the doctor. The effect of this medication on the fetus is not clearly established and hence, doctor consultation is recommended before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Use of this medication is not recommended while breastfeeding. Monitoring of the infant for signs of decreased blood sugar may be required if this medicine is taken. You should consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Dibizide M 5 mg/500 mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

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  • Missed Dose instructions

    Take the missed dose 30 minutes before the next meal. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose should be skipped to prevent overdosing.
  • Overdose instructions

    Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected.

This medication lowers blood sugar levels by stimulating the production of insulin from the pancreatic beta cells. It also regulates the amount of glucose released into the bloodstream. Also, it decreases glucose production in the liver, decreases intestinal absorption of glucose, and improves insulin sensitivity by increasing bodies glucose uptake and utilization

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease


    This medication should not be used in patients suffering from Heart Disease, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Kidney Disease, Liver Disease, Hypoglycemia, Hemolytic Anemia/G6PD Deficiency, Lactic Acidosis and Vitamin B12 deficiency.
  • Interaction with Alcohol


    Alcohol consumption is not suggested during course of treatment with this medication.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    This medication is known to interact with other medication like Amlodipine, Atenolol, Estradiol. Gatifloxacin, Miconazole, Iodinated Contrast Media, Aloe Vera, Selegiline and Ibuprofen.

Ques: What is Dibizide m 5 mg 500 mg tablet?

Ans: This medication has Glipizide and Metformin as active ingredients. It performs its action by reducing the amount of glucose and controls the amount of glucose in the blood; promoting insulin secretion in the body.

Ques: What are the uses of Dibizide m 5 mg 500 mg tablet?

Ans: This medication is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, Maturity onset diabetes, and Polycystic ovary syndrome.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Dibizide m 5 mg 500 mg tablet?

Ans: Store this medication in a cool dry place and keep it in the original pack or container until it is time to take them. Store this medication out of sight and reach of children. Unused medicines should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children and other people cannot consume them.

Ques: How long do I need to use Dibizide M 5 mg/500 mg Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: This medicine takes 1 or 2 days before you see an improvement in your health conditions. It would be ideal if you note, it doesn't mean you will begin to notice such health improvement in a similar time span as different patients.

Ques: What are the contraindications to Dibizide M 5 mg/500 mg Tablet?

Ans: Contraindication to Dibizide. In addition, this medication should not be used if you have the following conditions such as Acute myocardial infarction, Cardiovascular collapse, Diabetic ketoacidosis, etc.

Ques: Is Dibizide M 5 mg/500 mg Tablet safe to use when pregnant?

Ans: This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Ques: Will Dibizide M 5 mg/500 mg Tablet be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose of this medication can lead to increased chances of side effects such as Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Weight loss, Flatulence, Rash, Malabsorption of vitamin b12, Skin reactions, Abdominal pain, Hypoglycemia, Diarrhea, etc.
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